The majority of applications recieved by the Central Information Commission under the Right to Information Act, 2005, are filed by the Government officials. The cases of promotion, salary, transfer and related matters comes in huge number before the Commission for hearing. These facts have been made public by O.P. Kejiriwal, member, Central Information Commission, New Delhi.
"Eighty percent application filed before the CIC are of Government officials, either serving or retired", said the Central Information Commissioner.
Kejiriwal emphasised that the RTI Act, passed by the Parliament of India in the year of 2005, overrides all the existing Acts of the land, even the Officials Secret Act, 1923.
"The applicants should file very short and crispy application instead of detailed description in order to save the time of Commission and applicant itself", Kejiriwal appealed.