Saturday, 10 March 2018


Dear all, Section 15(5) and 15(6) of the RTI act give details with regards to the broad selection parameters.

(5)The State Chief Information Commissioner and the State Information Commissioners shall be persons of eminence in public life with wide knowledge and experience in law, science and technology, social service, management, journalism, mass media or administration and governance

(6)The State Chief Information Commissioner or a State Information Commissioner shall not be a Member of Parliament or Member of the Legislature of any State or Union territory, as the case may be, or hold any other office of profit or connected with any political party or carrying on any business or pursuing any profession.
Here is the brief profile of the eight people appointed as Information Commissioners.
1. Madhukar Raj, IFS (retd). Served as chief conservator of forests and retired in November last.2. S. Prabhakar Reddy, IPS (retd). He was former cyberabad commissioner.3. M. Ratan, IPS, currently serving as DG for vigilence and enforcement. He is due to retire in April 2012.4. P Vijay Babu, journalist. Editor of Andhra Prabha newspaper.5. Imtiaz Ahmed,belongs to Chittoor district and contested the assembly elections twice against present Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy in 2004 and 2009 on TDP ticket but lost on both the occasions. He joined Congress recently. He is a retired district judge.6. Lam Tantya Kumari, Former ZPTC member and daughter of the late Deputy Chief Minister Koneru Ranga Rao from the congress. She was ZPTC member from Kankipadu and Tiruvuru and an aspirant for the Congress party ticket for the Tiruvuru Assembly constituency.7. M Vijaya Nirmala, contested and lost the Nuzvid Assembly seat in Krishna district on a PRP ticket in 2009. She is also a close relative of Avanti Srinivasa Rao, PRP MLA from Bheemili. She is the Chairman of Nova Education Society.8. V Venkateswarlu, lawyer, has been described as a social activist but the fact is that he is active in NSUI and Youth Congress
RTI Activist of AP is staging a protest against the appointment of information commissioners tomorrow (11th Feb).+Signature Campaign to submit to Governor.

 When: 11th Feb, 2012 (Saturday) - 10.30am to 1pmWhere: Dharna Chowk, Indira Park, Hyderabad

What are there demands :
We demand,

1. Cancel the present appointments and take up fresh appointments.
2. The process of appointments should be transparent and there should be some laid 
down guidelines. The govt should invite applications and screen the applicants 
based on some parameters. This process should be transparent.

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