English Release 30-July 2014
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions06-December, 2012 17:10 IST
|Backlog Cases with CIC |
|The Central Information Commission has reported that 27856 cases were pending for disposal as on 29.02.2012 of which around 9500 cases were provisionally registered.|
The Central Government has taken several steps like issue of guidelines for the Central Public Information Officers and First Appellate Authorities enabling them to supply information/dispose of first appeal effectively resulting into less number of appeals to the Commission, sanction of additional posts of staff for the Commission etc. The Commission on its part launched a special drive to clear the pendency of appeals/complaints. Further, three more Information Commissioners have been appointed with effect from 1st March, 2012. It has also been decided in consultation with Chief Information Commissioner that Central Information Commission should be granted autonomy in recruitment of staff. Accordingly, the Commission has started the recruitment process for the posts for which Recruitment Rules have been notified.
This was stated by Shri V. Narayanasamy, Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension and Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office in written reply to a question by Shrimati Kanimozhi in the Rajya Sabha today.
(Release ID :90082)