RTI has become meaningless in the state, Macha Leima claims

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IMPHAL Dec 2: Macha Leima has charged that the RTI act has become meaningless and the state government has failed to implement the flagship programs of the centre in totality in the state.

A press release by T Demona, coordinator of Macha Leima has stated that the act has been pivotal in bringing transparency in the workings of the government. Yet, the commission has remained defunct as the Chief Information Commissioner retired on September 11, 2011, now there is only one state information commissioner to deal with the RTI applications, it said.

Further, it has mentioned that instead of deputing retired bureaucrat officials, other professionals from various walks of life and deserving candidates should be assigned for the vacant post and with immediate effect.

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