Officials must extend their cooperation in brining the Right to Information Act to extensive use by people, but not many officials were forthcoming, Commissioner of Information of AP Lam Tantiya Kumari said after an inspection of Tehsildar’s Office, Sub-Treasury, and Sub-Jail at Chodavaram on Wednesday. She pulled up officials for not properly registering details of matters concerning the RTI Act in the office records.
Ms. Tantiya Kumari said action would be taken against officials if they failed to provide information to petitioners. RTI activist Kandregula Venkataramana was present.
During her two-day review in the city, Ms. Tantiya Kumari found Andhra University not providing adequate information to the petitioners.
A large institution such as AU must have a Public Information Officer for every department and the Vice-Chancellor must act as the appellate authority.
She directed the Information Commission official to issue a show-cause notice to the Joint Registrar (administration) and to the officials of Damodaram Sanjeevayya National Law School for not providing information promptly to the applicants.
The Information Commissioner also inspected King George Hospital and wanted sanitation and hygiene be improved on the premises.