GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(DEPARTMENT OF PERSONNEL AND TRAINING)
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.1768
(TO BE ANSWERED ON 29.03.2012)
Appointment of Information Commissioners
1768. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR:
Will the PRIME MINISTER be pleased to state:-
a) Whether it is a fact that Chief Information Commissioners have still not been appointed in all States, as directed in the Right to Information Act, 2005, resulting in a tendency of over three lakh cases of RTI all over India;
b) If so, the reasons therefor; and
c) The steps Government proposes to take in this regard?
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS
ANDMINISTER OF STATE IN THE PRIME MINISTER’S OFFICE
(SHRI V. NARAYANASAMY)
(a): Data on vacant posts of State Chief Information Commissioners is not maintained centrally.
(b): State Chief information Commissioners are appointed by the Governor of the State on the recommendations of the Chief Minister, Leader of Opposition in the Legislative Assembly and a Cabinet Minister to be nominated by the Chief Minister.
(c): The State Governments have to take action to up the posts of State Chief Information Commissioners.