NEW DELHI: Over 30 per cent of posts of Chief Information Commissioners and Information Commissioners are lying vacant across the country, according to a study released Thursday by the NGO Transparency International India.
It said more than 2.5 crore RTI applications were received by all public authorities — central and state government departments under the ambit of the Right to Information (RTI) Act — during 2005 and 2016, it said.
“Out of the 156 posts of Chief Information Commissioners and Information Commissioners at the Union/State level, around 48 posts are vacant, i.e. 30.8 per cent vacant posts in Central Information Commission and State Information Commissions,” the study said. (AGENCIES)