Maha Information Commission Doesn’t Have its Own Records in Place

Mumbai-based activist had filed an RTI seeking details of the orders it had passed that were challenged in courts.

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Activist Anil Galgali (Photo: <a href="https://sic.maharashtra.gov.in/Site/Home/Index.aspx">Twitter.com/@ANILGALGALIRTI</a>)

Mumbai-based activist Anil Galgali’s RTI query has revealed that the Maharashtra State Information Commission (SIC) does not have information on its own orders that were challenged in courts.

Desk officer and Public Information Officer of the Commission, M Kamble, informed Galgali recently that the office had neither the compiled information nor special lawyers in the regard.

It’s extremely disappointing and seems intentional on the Commission’s part that it does not keep records of its own orders.
–Anil Galgali, RTI Activist, Mumbai

Anil Galgali had filed an RTI seeking details of the orders it had passed that were challenged in courts.

Based on the reply, Galgali had filed an appeal following which the Appellate Authority B B Gavade issued instructions to the Commission asking it to provide updated information within the next 15 days.

The activist said he has written to Chief Minister, Devendra Fadanvis, and the State Information Commissioner, Ratnakar Gaikwad, asking them to upload the information on the website and appoint lawyers for the cases that were challenged.

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