The Delhi High Court, asking the central government on Thursday to expeditiously appoint the chief information commissioner and three information commissioners, posts lying vacant for nearly a year, said it will "monitor the issue".
Delhi High Court today asked the Centre to expedite the process appointment of Chief Information Commissioner and three Information Commissioners at CIC and inform it by May 11 about the progress as the vacancies have led to massive backlog of cases.
The search committee headed by Cabinet Secretary for the selection of the Chief Information Commissioner and Information Commissioners for the Central Information Commission is likely to meet on Friday.
Government should do away with the need for vigilance clearance for secretaries who are appointed to statutory and constitutional posts within six months of their retirement, the Prime Minister`s Office had been told by a former incumbent in the post of the Chief Information Commissioner.
Expressing concern over around
2,000 RTI applications pending with various government
departments here, Uttar Pradesh Chief Information Commissioner
has set a deadline of November 30 to dispose of all the cases.