J&K RTI Movement Wednesday castigated Chief Information Commissioner (CIC), G R Sofi for ignoring the role played by RTI activists in implementing people friendly RTI Act 2009.
In a statement issued to CNS, Chief Spokesperson J&K RTI Movement, Farooq Kuthoo while reacting to the recent interview of CIC said that the Official while deviously using the term ‘activist’ probably have forgotten that the Commission wouldn’t have been brought to existence without the support and uproar of RTI activists.
“RTI activists were instrumental in bringing the legislation about RTI but unfortunately now the Commission has not been appreciating and encouraging our role,” the statement reads.
It further states that CIC instead of criticizing the role of Government has eulogized it. “Instead of commending the role of Government he should have emphasized upon the fact that the Government needs to put in all efforts in order to create awareness among the people,” Chief Spokesperson said adding that it seems, as the Commission is subservient to the Government.