Central Information Commission (CIC) deserves all compliments for incorporating certain new features in its website which also include viewing scanned PDF file of the complete documents submitted by a petitioner with the complaint or second appeal. CIC has now equipped with infrastructure to register all submitted petitions within a day or two, which earlier used to take much longer time.
Al this has made CIC marching towards a paperless e-management system whereby Commissioners are now having complete case-files on screens without needing files any more. Every submission made in respect of some registered petition is expeditiously scanned to be linked with the registered petition. It is time that CIC may add some more features on its website like updated subject-wise compendium of all RTI-related DoPT circulars. Likewise all RTI-related judgements of Supreme Court and High Courts if put subject-wise on CIC-website, will be a very useful feature for all concerned ones including even Commissioners to write their verdicts in tune with court-verdicts.
(The views expressed by the author in the article are his/her own.)