J&K makes no provision for RTI implementation- Early Times – 15 Mar 2011

JAMMU, Mar 14: RTI activists have criticized state government and finance minister for making no budgetary provision for implementation of Jammu and Kashmir Right to Information Act.
Activists have questioned the so called anti-corruption drive of the state government. In a press note issued here, members of Sangarsh RTI Movement including its convener, Balvinder Singh, Raman Sharma, Ayaz Mughal, Darvinder Singh have asked the finance minister to make necessary budgetary provision for proper implementation of RTI Act in the state.
Showing resentment over the budget 2011-12, the disappointed members said that state government has failed to formulate any concrete policy to tackle corruption issue in the state. They added that in the entire budget speech of the finance minister, word “corruption” was missing and only twice the words like “accountability” and “transparency” were used”.
Sangarsh Group also raised the issue State Accountability Commission. Seeking government’s immediate attention towards the rising graph of corruption in the state, activists groups demanded complete transparency, accountability and surveillance over the ongoing projects.


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