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A Call To RTI Activists Across India : Please Apply For The Post Of CIC.

9 November 2011 No Comment

Dear fellow RTI activists,

Central Information Commission has six information commissioners, and some – including Shailesh Gandhi – are about to retire. Meanwhile, the queue of pending cases is becoming longer.

In order to select fresh information commissioners, Govt. of India has issued a circular soliciting applications from civil society members as well as bureaucrats. We can submit application forms by post & email in the given format.  Completed forms should be emailed to usrti-dopt@nic.in before November 18.

Friends, this is our chance to participate in the governance of this country. Please submit your application. Don’t make excuses such as “I have no time,” or “I can’t leave my business / job / city of residence”. YOU MUST become a Central Information Commissioner and change the way RTI is implemented in many government departments.

 If you don’t apply, political cronies who have no understanding of the common man’s problems and no love for the RTI Act 2005 will end up getting appointed as CICs… and they will choke the citizen’s Right to Information for the next five years. I beg you, don’t let this happen. Believe in yourself, be confident in your power to make a difference… and you shall.





This circular is a great victory for the RTI activists’ community. It has come after many activists filed PILs and writ petitions challenging non-transparent selections, held meetings with officials, and actively campaigned for this important right of civil society. Don’t let this victory go waste.


Please apply. Also, motivate your colleagues to apply. You will be doing a great service to this nation.

If you want help or suggestions making your application for this post, feel free to Email on jteditor@rtiactivist.com

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