AP Information Commission adopts new schemes under RTI

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Hyderabad, Mar 19 (UNI) The Andhra Pradesh Information Commission has adopted an 'innovative' file tracking system by click of the mouse and Mobile SMS schemes to know the status of the applications filed by people under the Right To Information (RTI) Act in the State, State Chief Information Commissioner CD Arha said today.

Addressing the media here after presenting the annual report of the State Information Commission on the implementation of the RTI Act in 2007 to Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy at the Secretariat, he said the new schemes would help in the speedy disposal of the applications.

Admitting that there was still some lacunae in the implementation of the RTI Act, Mr Arha said the disposal of applications at the grassroots level was 87 per cent. The second appeals and complaints had increased two-fold as compared to 2006. Similarly, the applications received from the rural areas have increased three times.

The 2007 report would be placed before the Assembly during the ongoing budget session, the official said, adding that the State was the first in the country to submit its report to the State Government.

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