first_imgNews UpdatesSupreme Court Issues Notice In Plea Seeking For Filling Of Vacancies In Jharkhand State Information Commission Radhika Roy27 Jan 2021 8:52 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Wednesday issued notice in a plea seeking for directions to fill vacancies in the Jharkhand State Information Commission. A Bench of Justices S. Abdul Nazeer and Surya Kant heard the submissions of Advocate Tishampati Sen, who appeared on behalf of the Petitioner, and proceeded to issue notice. The PIL submits that it has been filed to seek effective implementation…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court on Wednesday issued notice in a plea seeking for directions to fill vacancies in the Jharkhand State Information Commission. A Bench of Justices S. Abdul Nazeer and Surya Kant heard the submissions of Advocate Tishampati Sen, who appeared on behalf of the Petitioner, and proceeded to issue notice. The PIL submits that it has been filed to seek effective implementation of the Right to Information Act, 2005. It states that the post of Chief State Information Commissioner and State Information Commissioner have been lying vacant, with the last acting Chief State Information Commissioner having retired in May 2020. Due to this vacancy, it is contended that the purpose and spirit of the RTI Act is defeated as it is the duty of the designated statutory authority to decide appeals and complaints against public authorities for non-compliance with the RTI law. Further, the plea argues that no effective effort has been made on behalf of the State of Jharkhand to fill these vacancies. In fact, 7669 appeals and 71 complaints are pending before the SIC of Jharkhand as per an RTI received from the SIC itself. It has also been emphasised that despite the Apex Court having passed directions to the Central and the State Government to ensure timely appointment of the Information Commissioners, the same has not been complied in true letter and spirit. In light of the above, the plea seeks for directions to fill the vacancies at the Jharkhand SIC.Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img

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