Appoint CIC, info commissioner: RTI Movement tells government

Srinagar: Chairman and founder J&K RTI Movement Dr Shaikh Ghulam Rasool  on Monday told the government to fill the vacant positions in the State Information Commission.

In a statement Shaikh said the government should both the posts of Chief Information Commissioner and Information Commissioner, which have fallen vacant after the term of previous CIC expired early this year.

He also demanded  restoration of RTI rules 2010, effective implementation of Section 4 and Section 23 in the state, inclusion of RTI Act in schools, collages and Universities.

Effective implementation of section 4 and section 23 can reduces  the  RTI applications to 80% and can also wipe out the chances of misuse and blackmailing as well and these two sections are the spirit of the transparency law, the statement said.