The Maharashtra SIC’s report takes note of the various administrative and functional lapses hindering the functioning of the Commissionerates.
- The Right to Information Act seems to have become a victim of govt. apathy.
- There is 35% vacancies in all benches of the State Information Commission (SIC) and reluctance from senior officers to take up role of Information Officers.
- As mandated by the RTI Act, the SIC benches hear the second appeals filed by the applicants and pass orders which are quasi-judiciary in nature.
- RTI activists said that lack of suo motu declaration of information, is one of the major reasons for more number of appeals.