Will make RTI more effective, says new CIC Sumit Mullick

Making the RTI more effective and ensuring that information is readily available will be the topmost priority, said Sumit Mullick, the newly appointed Chief Information Commissioner. Mullick took his oath of office on Thrusday.

He also said that levying of penalty as an effective deterrent will be considered so that officers do not delay the process of providing information. RTI activists and complainants have often complained that penalty is not levied despite RTI Act having penal provisions.