Advocate Krishna Pokharel’s Writ Intiaites Probe/Commission on Right to Information


Appeal Registered in NIC against Its Commissioners

Advocate Krishna Pokharel, on behalf of Freedom Forum, registered appeal in the National Information Commission (NIC) on October 24, Friday stating that the NIC did not furnish official information about Chief Commissioner and Commissioners as demanded.

Mr. Pokharel had registered application in the NIC demanding information about the property details, affiliation and responsibility in other organization, political involvement, income source and monthly remuneration of the commissioners on October 3, 2008.

The appeal was made when the NIC did not provide information in the medium and form as demanded by the plaintiff. The NIC breached the procedures and essence of the RTI.

Freedom Forum believes that the impartiality, neutrality and judicial conscience of National Information Commission should regularly be scrutinized as it is the public body having open access to all information and records of the State.

It is the genuine public concern since the Commission is the authorized body to promote and enforce Right to Information (RTI) and to dispense justice when public concern information are not provided on demand.

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Advocate Santosh Sigdel Adds:

Keeping in mind that the RTI Act grants every Nepali citizen the right to access information held by the public bodies, advocates duo KrishnaPokharel and Rishee Ram Ghimire on behalf of Freedom Forum filed an application in the Office of Prime Minister and Council of Ministers on September 5, 2008 demanding that the official copy of the report of the commission formed to probe the killing of CPN-UML candidate from Surkhet district, constituency-1, Rihsi Prasad Sharma be made public.

In accordance with the RTI ACT-2007, Clause 2(E), advocates duo Pokharel and Ghimire on behalf of Freedom Forum behalf of Freedom Forum filed another application in the Office of Prime Minister and Council of Ministers in the same day demanding the copy of the report of probe commission formed to investigate

Source: http://www.nepalpressfreedom.org/detail.php?subaction=showfull&id=1225014770&archive=&start_from=&ucat=1&

Posted on 26 Oct 2008 by Admin
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