OCTOBER 26, 2008 Advocate Krishna Pokharel, on behalf of Freedom Forum, registered appeal in the National Information Commission (NIC) on October 24, Friday stating that the NIC did not furnish official information about Chief Commissioner and Commissioners as demanded. Mr. Pokharel had registered application in the NIC demanding information about the property details, affiliation, and responsibility in other organization, political involvement, income source and monthly remuneration of the commissioners on October 3, 2008.
The appeal was made when the NIC did not provide information in the medium and form as demanded by the plaintiff. The NIC breached the procedures and essence of the RTI.
Freedom Forum believes that the impartiality, neutrality and judicial conscience of National Information Commission should regularly be scrutinized as it is the public body having open access to all information and records of the State.
It is the genuine public concern since the Commission is the authorized body to promote and enforce Right to Information (RTI) and to dispense justice when public concern information is not provided on demand.
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