Bengaluru: The Karnataka Information Commission will be organising a three-day special hearing on pending Right to Information (RTI) cases from January 17 at the BBMP head office.
The Trustee of Information Study Centre, B.H. Veeresh, which spreads awareness on the Right to Information (RTI) Act said that about 5,000 cases pertaining to the BBMP are pending before the Karnataka Information Commission. In some cases, the officers are reluctant in sharing information.
Further, he has called upon Bengaluru residents and those seeking information under the RTI Act to participate at the special hearing organised by the commissioner of the Karnataka Information Commission, K. M. Chandregowda.
As many as 214 cases will be heard during the special hearing. Sixty two cases will be heard on January 17, 64 the next day and 88 on the third day. Veeresh has urged the BBMP to restart the information centre which was shut down.
In a letter addressed to Mayor Sampath Raj he said that although the state government has directed the BBMP to set up information centre, the BBMP has ignored the direction and chose to evade RTI applications seeking information about the progress of infrastructure works, revenue collection, revenue defaulters to the BBMP and others.