Right to information for Competitive Exams Part 23

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Part Two - Rights and Obligations

  • Section 12 of the Act should be amended to constitute the CIC's selection committee (with the prime minister, the leader of the opposition and the Chief Justice of India). Similarly, Section 15 should be amended to constitute a selection committee with the chief minister of the state, the leader of the opposition and the Chief Justice of the High Court.

  • Government of India should ensure the formation of SIC in all the states within 3 months.

  • CIC should establish 4 Regional Offices in which each of them should be a Commissioner. Similarly, regional offices of SIC should be established in large states.

  • At least half the members of the Information Commission should have non-civil service backgrounds. Such provision can be made in the rules under the Central Government by the Central Government, which is applicable to both CIC and SIC.

  • A Nodal Assistant Public Information Officer of all the Ministries / Departments / Agencies / Offices of more than one PIO. Such provisions can be included in the rules by appropriate governments.

  • In Central Secretariat the PIO should be at least the Deputy Secretary level. In the State Secretariat, officers of the same rank can be notified as PIO. In the rank of all subordinate agencies and departments, adequately senior officials can be designated as PIO, but accessible to the public.

  • All officers can be advised by the Government of India that the Public Information Officers along with the Appellate Authority can be designated.

  • Appointment of the Appellate Authority for each public authority and notification can either be made under the rules or under section 30 of the Act.

  • The information should be available for disclosure in the form of a comprehensive publication printed in the official language, which must be amended from time to time. There is a single portal for this.

  • The government should establish a Public Records Office within 6 months by forming an independent authority form and by integrating many agencies engaged in recording of records by all the states currently.

  • This recording office will work under the overall supervision and guidance of the CIC SIC.

  • To improve the structure of the records of the Government of India, to prepare the Code and establish Public Records Office, the percentage of funds for all the leading programs should be ensured for a period of five years And its maximum 25 percent amount should be used for awareness generation.

  • The Government of India can establish a land records modernization fund to survey and survey all land records.

  • Completed the digitization process in the districts by the end of 2001 and the work done by the sub-district level organization till 2011

  • All government employees should be given RTI training at least one day in the year.

  • Awareness campaign can be made easy at a state level to a reliable non-profit organization, a multi media campaign that is in the local language.

  • Governments should publish guidelines and understandable information materials.

  • A nodal officer should be specified where required by the appropriate monitoring authority at the state, regional, district and sub-district levels.

  • Each government authority is responsible for compliance with the provisions of the Act in its office as well as subordinate government authorities.

  • A National Coordination Committee to be constituted under the chairmanship of the Chief Information Commissioner. The committee will act as a national forum, document and disseminate best practices in India and elsewhere, Monitor the creation and functioning of the National Portal, under the Act will review the rules and executive orders issued by the appropriate governments.