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UP Guv rejects ex-justice's name as RTI commissioner

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Lucknow, Feb 22 (UNI) Appointment of Chief Information Commissioner in Uttar Pradesh under the Right to Information Act has been delayed with Governor T V Rajeswar rejecting the name of former Justice M A Khan for the post.

Sources in the Raj Bhawan told UNI today that the name of Justice Khan, who retired on November 30, was rejected for the post as the Governor used his ''discretionary powers.'' The file has since been returned to the state government.

UP, implemented the RTI Act on October 12, 2005. Thereafter, the state government formed a committee to implement the Act and appoint a Chief Information Commissioner.

Justice Khan came into limelight over his controversial judgement, a week before his retirement, when he quashed the BSP plea against 40 MLAs who had switched loyalties to the Samajwadi Party.

The other judge of the divisional bench had reserved his judgement on the issue.

BSP had objected to the decision of Justice Khan. Chief Justice of the Allahabad High Court had later constituted a fresh hearing and the decision is likely to be delivered on February 28.

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