Sunday, August 24, 2014
3 MTHS ON, NO RESPONSE FROM B’NGIR CSO TO RTI QUERY Monday, 25 August 2014 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
3 MTHS ON, NO RESPONSE FROM B’NGIR CSO TO RTI QUERY
Monday, 25 August 2014 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
Lack of coordination among various departments seems to be a major hindrance in providing swift information to the people under the RTI Act.
A glowing example is a person here who sought information pertaining to functioning of PDS in Balangir town is still waiting for response though three months have elapsed since filing the petition.
According to reports, on June 5 last Shankarprasad Panigrahi applied to the Civil Supply Officer, Balangir, for information on distribution of PDS items like rice, sugar, wheat and kerosene in the Balangir Municipality, methods of distribution, any committee to monitor the functioning of PDS distribution, tour diary of supply inspector, tour expenditure and inspection report, details of names of dealers in all 21 wards and opening and closing time of the PDS dealer shops etc.
After getting the petition, the Civil Supply Office on June 17 forwarded it to the office of the Sub-Collector, Balangir to act upon it.
The Sub-Collector office then forwarded the same petition to the Balangir Municipality. The Municipality, after examining the petition, forwarded it back to Public Information Officer (PIO) of the District Civil Supply Office and asked it to provide the information asked for.