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Chennithala criticises government for not releasing information on Cabinet decisions

Opposition Leader Ramesh Chennithala (file photo)Opposition Leader Ramesh Chennithala said on Friday that the government was questioning the very basis of the Right to Information Act by refusing to comply with the order of the State Information Commission to release details of Cabinet decisions.
Addressing a press conference here, the Opposition Leader said government was afraid of releasing information.

Government to go on appeal against order of Information Commission on Cabinet decisions

Office of State Information CommissionThiruvananthapuram: The government will go on appeal before High Court against the order of the State Information Commission that details of Cabinet decisions taken by the previous government should be released under RTI Act.

This has been communicated to the Commission by the government.

Controversial Cabinet papers: Government ignores order of State Information Commission

Representative picture on RTIOfficials of the General Administration Department has not complied with the order of the State Information Commission to provide documents relating to Cabinet decisions under the Right to Information Act.

Chief Information Commissioner Vinson M. Paul had ordered the State Public Information Officer of the General Administration (SC) Department on June 15 to furnish the documents to applicant Advocate D. B. Binu, General Secretary of Human Rights Defence Forum within ten days under the Act.

Programme to root out corruption in offices

Kumbalangi-locationKochi: The Central range of Vigilance and Anti-corruption Bureau (VACB) plans to organise a drive for clearance of files in government offices with cooperation of non-governmental organisations (NGOs).

1.6 lakh cases pending before High Court of Kerala

List of disposal of cases by High Court judgesAs many as 160886 cases were pending disposal before the Kerala High Court as on March 31 this year. Of them, 36370 were criminal cases.

The district courts had pendency of 34772 civil cases and 32559 criminal cases. Sub courts had pendency of 56356 civil and 18351 criminal cases.


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