28 July :- The Supreme Court Friday expressed concern over the recurrence of various posts in the Information Commission of various states, including the Central Information Commission and Maharashtra. The Supreme Court ordered that seven states, including the Center and Maharashtra, should submit the affidavit explaining the period in which these vacancies will be filled in the next four weeks.
There are currently four vacancies in the Central Information Commission, and in the next December, four more posts will be vacant. Submit the reasons for why the posts remain vacant despite advertisement in 2016, A. K. Sickree and Justice A division bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan and Justice Gokhale passed the order. The court also expressed dissatisfaction over several cases pending before the State Information Commission. The Supreme Court has directed states like Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Gujarat, Kerala, Odisha and Karnataka to order the affidavits to be completed within four weeks. The Supreme Court has asked the government to take stringent action against the Center and states if delay in submitting these affidavits.
32 thousand cases pending
Information about rights activists Bhardwaj, Commander Lokesh Batra, Amrita Johri and others have filed a petition in the Information Commission. The Central Information Commission has claimed that 23,000 cases are pending.