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    Hyderabad: Even after submitting ratings of RTI (Right to Information) applications, RTI protestors in the City remain to aim and also range from column to upload for obtaining information as they fell short to get any kind of info from the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) for numerous months. All they got is a clear non-availability of info, despite of their intense initiatives.

    According to the city RTI protestors, overlooking the orders of the State Information Commissioner (SIC) to give respond to an RTI candidate, a Public Information Officer (PIO) of each circle in the GHMC is not equipping info. There are around 2,000 RTI applications pending within the GHMC restrictions.

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    SQ Masood, a lobbyist stated, “The RTI Act has been slowly vanishing in Telangana. Majority of government departments are not ready to reveal any information to the citizens through the RTI. The State departments are not maintaining transparency and accountability with its citizens as almost all the wings under the municipal corporation are not replying to the RTIs filed by the applicants,” he included.

    He stated that after the RTI was submitted, bulk of situations were disregarded and also denied by the policemans. “Nearly 150 RTIs filed by me are pending with the GHMC in different wings and circles for the last several years. Moreover, 12 cases are pending with commission and six complaints were given to the RTI commission,” he included.

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    The current RTI submitted by Masood was associated with public commodes which were developed by the GHMC, info on 2BHK residence system under GHMC and also execution of road suppliers system and also vending areas in GHMC restrictions. “They failed to provide details on these questions asked and the application remains pending,” includedMasood

    In bulk of the RTI applications, authorities are attempting to avert every inquiry asked by the candidate. The reply from the authorities is not according to the inquiry asked by the candidate, they simply respond by stating some areas, no info readily available, insufficient info and also shut the application. They stated they additionally came close to the RTI Commissioner, however absolutely nothing took place. “Why are the RTI queries not being answered. Is there any scam in the projects going on in the city?” he asked yourself. “The concerned departments are not maintaining transparency and dismissing the applications,” stated Mohammed Abdul Rahman, one more protestor.

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    He stated in the last few years he submitted over 100 RTIs and also information were given just for 4 RTI’s while the staying were pending in wings consisting of town, health, design, tasks ofGHMC “For information, I filed an RTI with PIO in the circle office and to the zonal commissioner after a month. The second appealed to the commission, but the applications are still pending,” he included.

    Activists additionally affirmed that till day they did not get any kind of reply of their RTI submitted in South (Charminar) area ofGHMC When checked the standing of his applications in GHMC SZ workplace, among the authorities examined why he desired the info and also what he meant to do with the info after he obtains it.

    “RTI is like a bombshell for them, if the information is revealed, they fear losing their jobs owing to the scams in which they are involved,” includedRahman


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