x

Like our Facebook Page

   
Early Times Newspaper Jammu, Leading Newspaper Jammu
 
Breaking News :   'Pak paving way for pan-Islamist terror groups in Kashmir' | IAF can do all-weather bombing | Amid rising accidents, SRTC plan to start night service can prove 'disservice' | Kalakote BMO loses command over erring staff, people suffer | Now, PDP's north Kashmir leaders peeved at party | PDP's ex-MLC Firdous Tak, ors booked for 'hate speech' | Understand importance of elections, your vote: Munish to people | Will distribute my salary among needy' | Agents calling shots in ARTO office Samba | MPW suspended for corruption, release of payments under PMAY without construction of house | Missing J&K girl found in Punjab | DLSA Thatri organizes awareness programme | Major fire tragedy averted | Protection of Green Gold | 'We will vote for change, vote for Munish Gupta' | CB files chargesheet in financial fraud case in Poonch | Daily wagers, consolidated employees worried as Govt seeks details from Deptts | Yusmarg , Doodhpathri in shambles as CEO posts remain vaccant | SDH Tangmarg lacks facilities, needs permanent post of MS | Militancy in Kashmir would be wiped out soon: Rajnath Singh | Power shut down | Over dozen families without adequate water-supply since fortnight | TDF demands delimitation of assembly seats | Three day training programme concludes | Naveen Chowdhary inspects Cable Car Project at Patnitop¬† | 3 of family among 4 killed as SUV falls into Gorge in Ramban, 2 Critically Injured | MPEJ castigates PDP leader | ABVP activists stage protest outside DC Office | JYBT organizes "Shrimad Bhagwat Katha" | 3 Gamblers apprehended | NAS holds Mushaira | Public Grievances being redressed in time bound manner: Advisor Sharma | Demarcation with complete report to be completed within one week: DC Srinagar | DC constitutes committee to verify registered, to be registered cases of ISSS, NSAP schemes | Six pilgrims died in last 4 days, Amarnath Yatra toll reaches 22 | Fresh batch of 4,094 pilgrims leaves Jammu for Amarnath | DM constitutes District Level Content Monitoring Committee | Police arrest narcotic smuggler, recover 5.5 kg poppy straw | Annulling Articles 370, 35-A will tantamount to constitutional coup: Farooq Abdullah | Scouts & Guides Testing Camp of KVS begins | VC JU inaugurates "Asian Football Week" of Special Olympics Bharat | Madhav qualifies NET-JRF | Madhav qualifies NET-JRF | Madhav qualifies NET-JRF | Preeti qualifies NET | Najmus Saqib qualifies NET | Sunrise Public School organizes summer camp | JSSC's executive meeting organized | Inter-state championship begins at JU | Wildlife Department kick starts "Green J&K Drive" | JMC organizes plantation drive | Blood donation camp organized | Ramakrishna Mission Belur Math Adhyaksha visits SANJY Numwan Base Camp, offers medical aid for Yatries | Anti drug campaign by Excise department under CSR concludes | DC Jammu for timely completion of Mega Developmental Projects | Financial institutions can act as bridge between startups and innovation ecosystems: Advisor Skandan | High-level committee on Dal Lake calls on Advisor Sharma | Advisor Kumar reviews development, security scenario in Doda | Kansal reviews progress on externally funded infrastructure projects | JKNPP demands to restart Health centre in Ramnagar villages, stage protest | Retired Police personnel stage protest demonstration | JKTF holds protest, demands regular remuneration for SSA head teachers | Div Com reviews progress of CS schemes under power sector | Lady 'fraudster' denied bail | KPC demands Rs 15 lakh compensation for Pandita's family | Azad asked leaders to pull up their sleeves | Rape accused escaped from Police custody during treatment | Kidnapped minor girl recovered, accused nabbed within 6 hours | HC grants 3 weeks to file ATR | Court rejects bail of bovine smuggler | Naib Sarpanch injured as guns roar along LoC in Poonch | Expiry medicine seized in Mendhar, offender on run | Insanitation, dilapidated roads irk residents of Nanak Nagar Sec-11 | Back Issues  
 
news details
Despite HC disposing off PIL on RTI, Govt fails to create awareness
3/14/2019 11:35:30 PM
Early Times Report
JAMMU, Mar 14: Inspite of the fact that High Court disposed off the Public Interest Litigation (PIL) on implementation of several sections of Right to Information Act (RTI) especially about creating awareness , Government is yet to start a campaign on training Government officials and citizens about the State RTI Act as mandated under section 23.
Details available with Early Times reveal that several months back JK High Court disposed off a PIL filed by Jammu & Kashmir RTI Movement wherein it was prayed that Government is not creating awareness about the RTI law among officials of state Government and citizens. The High Court disposed off the petition with the direction to Government to implement section 23 of J&K RTI Act 2009 wherein it is legal obligation upon the Government to create the awareness about RTI law.
As reported already, Public Information Officer (PIO) in the office of Deputy Commissioner Rajouri had provided misleading details about the number of workshops and seminars held in the district on Right to Information Act (RTI). Information seeker had filed application to know the number of such workshops and its location along with copies of photos and video clips but the PIO who is also Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) had failed to respond to the RTI applicant for many months. Few months back when the PIO responded the answer provided by PIO was allegedly misleading and incorrect. The PIO told in its reply that no photos and videos of RTI workshops and seminars were available. The Additional DC Rajouri had told High Court that 617 RTI training workshops were conducted in district during last several years but when the exact details were sought under RTI the PIO (ADC) had provided all the misleading information.
The offices of Deputy Commissioners of almost all the districts had been caught on the wrong foot as no official record is maintained vis a vis workshops / seminars that were conducted on Right to Information Act (RTI) since the law came into force in J&K around 10 years back. The DC offices have been found to be submitting vague and misleading information before the High Court (HC) where a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) titled J&K RTI Movement V/S J&K State was filed early this year.
The DC office Budgam through Additional DC submitted a response before High Court of J&K through GAD vide office communication dated 14.05.2018. The office has only submitted details of RTI workshops / awareness camps held for PIOs and other officers from 2017 on-wards while as no information has been provided pre 2017 . In addition to it no details had been provided about awareness camps held for general public especially those hailing from disadvantaged communities which is a legal obligation on Govt as per section 23 of J&K RTIAct 2009.
  Share This News with Your Friends on Social Network  
  Comment on this Story  
 
 
 
Early Times Android App
STOCK UPDATE
  
BSE Sensex
NSE Nifty
 
CRICKET UPDATE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
Home About Us Top Stories Local News National News Sports News Opinion Editorial ET Cetra Advertise with Us ET E-paper
 
 
J&K RELATED WEBSITES
J&K Govt. Official website
Jammu Kashmir Tourism
JKTDC
Mata Vaishnodevi Shrine Board
Shri Amarnath Ji Shrine Board
Shri Shiv Khori Shrine Board
UTILITY
Train Enquiry
IRCTC
Matavaishnodevi
BSNL
Jammu Kashmir Bank
State Bank of India
PUBLIC INTEREST
Passport Department
Income Tax Department
JK CAMPA
JK GAD
IT Education
Web Site Design Services
EDUCATION
Jammu University
Jammu University Results
JKBOSE
Kashmir University
IGNOU Jammu Center
SMVDU