Loksatta Party supports Hunger strike demanding an efficient Information Commission in Tamil Nadu
The State Information Commission in Tamil Nadu is functioning in a very inefficient manner. So many petitions which were appealed by the Loksatta Party to the Commission have been delayed and were unjustly rejected.
Also the commission is neither levying any fines nor recommending any departmental action against errant Information officers. Because of this the Information authorities do not take the Information request petitions seriously and tend to impose exorbitant delays on the petitions and neglect them. This attitude of the SIC is against the spirit of the RTI act.
Several Civil society groups are planning for a Hunger strike protest, tomorrow (05-Feb-14) from 9 AM to 5 PM at Chepauk Government guest house, demanding an efficient State Information Commission in Tamil Nadu. Loksatta Party extends its support to this hunger strike protest and party members will be participating in the protest.