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The Central Information Commission has written to Delhi LG accusing the government led by Arvind Kejriwal of sharing “misinformation for the purpose of misleading”.

New Delhi,UPDATED: 11 Oct 2022 16:38 IST

Delhi Chief Minister and AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal. (PTI photo)

By Amit Bhardwaj, Kumar Kunal: The Arvind Kejriwal-led government in Delhi has been accused of covering up corruption and favoritism. The Central Information Commission (CIC) has written to Delhi Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena that the AAP government has not implemented the 2005 Right to Information Act. public interest.

Uday Mahurkar, Information Commissioner, CIC, has written to the LG on the failure of the Delhi government to implement the RTI Act. Uday Mahurkar claimed that the departments such as Revenue dealing with land affairs, PWD, Cooperative, Health and Power, in addition to agencies such as the DSSSB and the DSIIDC etc. dealing directly with ordinary people, either withholding real information for ulterior motives, refuse to share legitimate information where the appellants seek information or provide them with false information for the purpose of misleading.

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The central panel also claimed that the Public Information Officers (PIOs) are sending their clerks and junior staff to appear before the Commission. Mahurkar’s letter contains specific replies from the above-mentioned departments, alleging that stone walls have been put in place for information and the sharing of false and misleading information.

Following the allegations made by the central panel, Delhi LG VK Saxena immediately took cognizance of the matter.

The Delhi LG has instructed the Chief Secretary to take the required corrective action under the rules in force to deal with the matter as soon as possible.

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