Over 28,800 new cases filed before CIC: Govt

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New Delhi, Jul 30: Over 28,800 new petitions have been filed before Central Information Commission during 2012-13, Lok Sabha was informed on Wednesday.

Minister of State for Personnel and Training Jitendra Singh said in a written reply that in 2012-13, a total of 28,801 second appeals/complaints were filed before the CIC while in 2011-12 the number of 33,922 and in 2010-11 it was 28,875.

He said there are a number of cases where an applicant has filed first appeal with the first appellate authority in the concerned public authority and second appeal/complaints with the Central Information Commission/State Information Commission, as the case may be.

Singh said such appeals can be filed following-- non-receipt of information within prescribed time; denial of request for information; if he/she believes that incomplete/ misleading or false information under this act has been given by the public information officer.

PTI

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