SRINAGAR: For the convenience of information seekers and public authorities of Jammu division, the State Information Commission (SIC) has made arrangements for hearing of appeals/complaints through video-conferencing, both at Jammu and at district headquarters where cases are being heard through video conferencing.
Engineer Nazir Ahmad, Information Commissioner, reviewed the functioning of the commission after it resumed work at its Srinagar office following the annual Darbar move. The Commissioner asked the officers and staff to work with dedication and be receptive to the needs of people who approach the Commission with appeals and complaints.
The Commissioner took review of implementation of RTI Act in Jammu and Kashmir. It was noted that only 160 out of 223 offices/public authorities have implemented/complied with the Section 4(b) of the J&K RTI Act, 2009.
The Commissioner desired that the list of 63 public authorities, who have not complied with the Section-4 of the Act, must be brought to the notice of the General Administration Department (GAD) for appropriate action.
The Commissioner also reviewed appeals/complaints decided by the Commission during March and April 2016. It was informed that 76 appeals/complaints have been decided by the Commission and decisions have been uploaded on the official website of the Commission for the information of public.