Dear friends 8.10.08
Below is a translated copy of Complaint case filed
against Public Information Officer
and Authority of Orissa Information Commission before
Orissa Information Commission
for their gross negligence to comply
section 4 of the RTI Act. Just
see How the office of Orissa Information Commission itself violates
the RTI Act and Orissa RTI (Amendment ) Rules-2006. The
complaint has been filed by few RTI Activists of the State on 27.9.08.
against PIO of orissa Information Commission under section 18 of the RTI Act
The State Chief Information
Office of Orissa Information Commission
Toshali Plaza, Satyanagar
Sub- Complaint under section 18 of the Act against the office of Orissa Information
Commission for their gross negligence to comply
section 4 of the RTI Act.
We the undersigned citizens
of the country bring to your kind
notice the following complaint against
the PIO of your office seeking your
On 25.9.08, we had visited the office of Orissa Information
Commission at around 11.45 AM
to get the information relating 17 subjects voluntarily disclosed under section 4 of the RTI Act. We met Mr. Samerendra Parida, Public
Information Officer and requested him to provide us the information. Mr.
Parida without offering chair to
us said that there is no such arrangement to show the information to the
citizens under section 4 of the Act in the office. He asked us to download the
information from website of Orissa
Information Commission. When we said that
we do not have any idea about
compute or internet and we want to take hard copy of it which must be kept open for public display in the office of the Public Authority , he remained silent.
against asked him to see the register to
be maintained in the office of each Public Authority for day-to-day records of the members of public
who visit its office in connection with accessing or inspecting suo moto
proactively disclosed under section 4 of the RTI Act as per Rule
2(2) of Orissa RTI ( amendment) Rule,2006. He could not show us that register as it is not being maintained in the office. He requested us to meet Secretary
of Information Commission. We went to meet Secretary but
could not him as he was absent.
is the status of implementation
of Act in the office of Orissa
information Commission itself, then what will be happening in the other offices located in the remote pockets of the state.
So we request you
to make an enquiry into the matter
and take the disciplinary action against the
officials responsible for it
under section 2(2) of the Act and
provide information to us.
Tushar Kanti Marandi Mr.
Police station-Jashipur Via-Khaprakhol
Sundar Mohan Mahanta
Post- Patala- Biridia