CIC gives citizens web platform for appraisal of public authorities

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New Delhi, May 30 (UNI) The Central Information Commission has on its website provided a platform to citizens to post their reaction and share experiences with the public authorities in obtaining information from them under the RTI Act.

Public Authorities/Central Government departments and Ministries can also share best practices with regard to implementation of the RTI Act in their set up.

The purpose of extracting the citizens' reaction is to know what practices they find suitable, so that those could be replicated elsehwere, according to the Commission.

Such a web platform would also help in recognising the public authorities who the citizen consider to have innovated a procedure in their organization or improved on the existing one so as to make the accessibility of information hassle free to the larger masses.

''Lest it should become an exercise in blowing one's own trumpet, this platform also provides for feedback by stakeholders on the so proclaimed best practice,'' it said.

However, the not so flattering feedback might as well be based on lack of comprehension, so to convert the exercise into a meaningful process, the original narrator of the best practice will have a second opportunity to further elaborate in case it is felt that the feedback provider could not communicate what he intended to.

''Of course the user is the King and if not satisfied he will have the last word,'' the Commission said.

To access the platform, one has to go to CIC website http://cic.gov.in. Two new links have been provided on the top viz.

'Submit Best Practices' and 'Feedback on Best Practices'.

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