Karnataka top Information provider, RTI

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Karnataka top information provider, RTI
Chennai, Oct 27: Karnataka Information Commission tops the Overall Public Satisfaction (OPS) with 55 per cent according to National RTI Awards Secretariat followed by Kerala, Punjab, Assam and Orissa.

Representing Tamil Nadu Right to Information campaign, Madhav Vishnubhatta said the decision involve feedback of 6,000 of nearly 35,00 respondents and efficiency of the commission in providing information including the impact of disclosure against  whom the application was made.

Vishnubhatta said that the report did not include Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh and Sikkim though a 51,000 orders were passed by the Information Commission.

"Tamil Nadu follows a unique procedure of passing directions without any (proper) hearing based on appeal received by the Commission," he said.

He said each of the three states failed to provide the copies of the total registered orders.

However, inspite of topping the chart the percentage of getting information through the Information Commission is only 27 per cent. Earlier Karnataka ranked low in report issued by the city-based Public Affairs Centre (PAC) on Mar 10, 2009.

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