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Date :9/8/2017
Press Release on 8th September 2017
Meeting regarding RTI

An interactive session was held by the Chief Information Commissioner, Sh. Khursheed Ahmed Ganai with the officers of Jammu Municipal Corporation in the Conference Hall of JMC in which all the Public Information Officers and Officers associated with the disposal of RTI applications participated in the session. While acknowledging the diverse nature of public functions are being performed by JMC and that large number of RTI applications are being received in JMC, he appreciated the Commissioner, JMC for appointing PIOs for different wings/sections of JMC which shall result in speedy and effective disposal of RTI applications. The Chief Information Commissioner, J&K also handed over the new print of Jammu & Kashmir Right to Information Act, 2009 alongwith J&K Right to Information Rules, 2012 to Mr. M. Raju (IAS), Commissioner, Jammu Municipal Corporation. He advised the PIOs to have an understanding of the transparency act and ensure that the information under the Act is disseminated in a hassle free manner. After assessing detailed status of RTI Appeals, the Chief Information Commissioner advised the Jammu Municipal Corporation to create a robust system for receipt and disposal of RTI applications and also erect a bill board at the main entrance giving among other type of information the names of Public Information Officers and First Appellate Authority. Among others Sh. Rajesh Sharma (KAS), Joint Commissioner (Adm), Sh. Neeraj Gupta, Chief Accounts Officer, Sh. Ranjit Singh (KAS), Secretary, Mrs. Vinakashi Koul (KAS), Asstt. Commissioner (Rev.), Sh. Kushal Chand, Joint Commissioner (Works), JMC, S. Surjeet Singh, Executive Engineer (E), JMC, Sh. Ram Paul, Executive Engineer (T), JMC, Sh. R.K. Tutoo, Divisional Town Planner Dr. Anita Salgotra, Health Officer, JMC, Sh. Rakesh Gupta, Special Asstt. to Commissioner, JMC. Dr. Jaswant Singh, Municipal Veterinary Officer, Sh. Talat Mehmood Khan, Chief Transport Officer, Sh. Kamni Kesar, Enforcement Officer etc. were present.