Assam S.I.C. says E-filling facility for 2nd appeal is currently available in its e-application section


 
Grievance Status for registration number : GOVAS/E/2024/0000050

Grievance Concerns To

Name Of Complainant

Yogi M. P. Singh

Date of Receipt

14/01/2024

Received By Ministry/Department

Assam

Grievance Description

An application under article 51 A of the Constitution of India to a countable staff of government of Assam as E-filing facility is not available in Government of Assam and its state information commission is in violation of order passed by apex court of India in Writ Petition (Civil) No. 360 of 2021.

Right To Information.The matter concerns the working of the state Information Commission and office of Chief Minister, especially administrative reform in the government of Assam.Please provide the latest status regarding the compliance of the order passed by the Supreme Court of India.

New Delhi October 09, 2023, CJI. Dr Dhananjaya Y Chandrachud, JudgeJ B Pardiwala and Judge Manoj Mishra passed the order to ensure compliance by 31st December 2023. The communications Regarding digitalisation of the second appeal and others by the state information commission exchanged with the state information commission, government of Assam. An order passed by the apex court of India in Writ Petition (Civil) No. 360 of 2021 is attached to this representation in pdf format. Please provide the latest status so that enquiry could be made with the Ministry of personnel and pension of the government of India which is the nodal agency regarding the implementation of right to information act 2005 in the government of India. Most respected Supreme Court of India says that apart, there can be no gainsaying the fact that e-filing provides round the clock access to courts, and in the process, facilitates convenience of lawyers and litigants.18 We direct that all SICs must ensure that e-filing of complaints and appeals is provided in a streamlined manner to every litigant. Steps should also be taken having regard to the provisions of Section 26 of the RTI Act to ensure that service is effected on Public Information Officers through electronic mode. This shall also be implemented by 31 December 2023.

Think about the gravity of situation, government of Assam is not providing any services to the public to facilitate the right to information act 2005 and only following information is available on the websites of various departments of the government of Assam which is showing its backwardness in this digital era. Whether government of Assam will provide the detail of facilities being provided by it to the information seekers under right to information act 2005 after 18 years of the implementation of the provisions of right to information act 2005 in the government of India and its states. Whether Govt of Assam has not violated the orders passed by the Honourable Supreme Court of India regarding the digitalization of the process of inviting applications from information seekers and digitalization of the process of inviting the second appeal by the state information commissions as well as voluntary disclosure of information under section 4 of right to information act 2005.

Right to Information Act 2005 mandates timely response to citizen requests for government information. An informed citizen is better equipped to keep necessary vigil on the instruments of governance and make the government more accountable to the governed. The Act is a big step towards making the citizens informed about the activities of the Government.

Objective of the Right to Information Act:

To empower the citizens. Whether citizens can be empowered without providing the facility of E-filing in this era of digitalization to the information seekers in the state of Assam.

To promote transparency and accountability in the working of the Government.

Contain corruption, and make our democracy work for the people in real sense.

MINISTRY OF LAW AND JUSTICE

(Legislative Department)

New Delhi, the 21st June, 2005/Jyaistha 31, 1927 (Saka)

The following Act of Parliament received the assent of the President on the 15th June,

2005, and is hereby published for general information:—

THE RIGHT TO INFORMATION ACT, 2005

No. 22 of 2005

15th June, 2005.

Grievance Document

Current Status

Case closed   

Date of Action

05/07/2024

Remarks

E-filling facility for 2nd appeal and complaint under RTI Act is presently available in Commissions website www.dot.sic.assam.gov.in at E-application section

Rating

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Poor

Rating Remarks

It is quite obvious that the concerned staff of the government of Assam closed the grievance with the following remark. E-filling facility for 2nd appeal and complaint under RTI Act is presently available in Commissions website www.dot.sic.assam.gov.in at E-application section This site can not be reachedCheck if there is a typo in www.dot.sic.assam.gov.in. If the spelling is correct, try running Windows Network Diagnostics. DNSPROBE FINISHED NXDOMAIN https://www.dot.sic.assam.gov.in/ It is most unfortunate that the link provided by them cannot be accessed by the applicant because of the above error.  Growing criminal activities at the Guwahati platform of the Department of railway comes under the management of government railway police showing the failure of the governance in Assam. There is no transparency and accountability in the working of the public authorities under the government of Assam. Think about the bogus remark made by them to redress grievance after undue delay.

Officer Concerns To

Officer Name

Shri Atul Kr Sarma ACS (Secretary)

Organisation name

Assam State Information Commission

Contact Address

Assam State Information Commission ,Shilpogram Road, Jonakee Complex Panjabari, Guwahati-37

Email Address

secretary.sicassam@gmail.com

Contact Number

03612332704

Yogi

An anti-corruption crusader. Motive to build a strong society based on the principle of universal brotherhood. Human rights defender and RTI activist. Working for the betterment of societies and as an anti-corruption crusader for more than 25 years. Our sole motive is to raise the voices of weaker and downtrodden sections of the society and safeguard their human rights. Our motive is to promote the religion of universal brotherhood among the various castes communities of different religions. Man is great by his deeds and character.

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