State to set up Information Commission soon

State to set up Information Commission soon

THE HANS INDIA |   Jul 16,2017 , 02:07 AM IST

 Special chief secretary to government Lingaraju Panigrahi
Special chief secretary to government Lingaraju Panigrahi
Special chief secretary to government Lingaraju Panigrahi

 Guntur: Special chief secretary to government Lingaraju Panigrahi said that the government would appoint state information commission soon. “A road map is being prepared for the same and the commission will be formed. Once commission is constituted, a notification will be issued for the appointment of information commissioners,” he informed.

He was speaking at open house forum on Right to Information Act held at AP Human Resource Development Institute, in Bapatla on Saturday. Speaking on the occasion Lingaraju Panigrahi called upon officials to come forward to disclose all the information and share it with the public. 

Former advisor to AP Information Commission Srinivas Madhav said that the provisions of the AP Re-organisation Act should also be kept in mind while constituting AP Information Commission, as it falls under tenth schedule. United Forum for RTI Campaign secretary Putta Surendra Babu requested the authorities for the transparency in the appointment of Information Commissioners.