New Delhi, Dec 5: As the twelfth annual convention of the central information commission kicks off on Wednesday, a statement by the department of personnel and training said that the CIC has only around 27,000 pending cases in 2017 as against 34,000 last year.
In the year 2016-17, the central information commission (CIC) conducted 15,228 video conferences during the process of hearing cases.
The Commission has conducted 8,124 video conferences till November 14.
The Commission has registered 16,753 cases till November 14 and has disposed of 19,899 cases for the same period.
During the year 2016-17, the CIC had registered 23,811 cases and disposed of 32,344 cases, as compared to registration of 25,960 cases and disposal of 28,188 cases in the year 2015-16.
The Commission had 27,137 cases pending as on April 01, 2017 as against 34,982 pending cases as on April 01, 2016.
As on November 14, 2017, the CIC has 24,211 cases pending before it.
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu will inaugurate the CIC’s annual convention on Right to Information.
Last year, a new software for registration and appeals and complaints had been launched. The software, said a DoPT statement, enables registration of appeals and complaints online as well as offline. “Second appeals and complaints are generally registered as a case within 48 hours of receipt, if found to be complete,” added the official statement. “Currently, about 1,000 out of approximately 2,000 public authorities have registered for this module,” added the statement.
The software also provides for a public authority module. This interface is to make the appeals and complaints registered in the Commission visible to the public authority immediately after registration, enabling them to take corrective action without waiting for hearing notices from the Commission.
The DoPT statement said that central information commission (CIC) has digitised all its records of old and current cases (1.70 lakh files) over the past year.