GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(DEPARTMENT OF PERSONNEL AND TRAINING)
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 2944
TO BE ANSWERED ON 30.07.2009
Proposals from Karnataka.
SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR
Will the PRIME MINISTER be pleased to state:
(a) whether it is a fact that two proposals of the State Government of Karnataka for the sanctioning and release of funds under Centrally Sponsored Scheme (CSS) of the Central Government on strengthening capacity building and awareness generation for effective implementation of RTI Act, 2005 are pending with the Central Government for approval and release of funds; and
(b) if so, the status of the proposals and by when they are likely to be cleared and funds released?
MINISTER OF STATE (INDEPENDENT CHARGE) OF THE MINISTRY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; MINISTER OF STATE (INDEPENDENT CHARGE) OF THE MINISTRY OF EARTH SCIENCES; MINISTER OF STATE IN THE PRIME MINISTER’S OFFICE; MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS; AND MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF PARLIAMENTARY AFFAIRS.
(SHRI PRITHVIRAJ CHAVAN)
(a) & (b) : The Karnataka State Information Commission has sent a proposal for sanctioning of funds for IT enablement and propagation of RTI under the Centrally Sponsored Scheme. First instalments for both the components have already been released.