Disclosure of Local Area Development Fund utilisation, Delhi

Disclosure of Local Area Development Fund utilisation, Delhi

As a result of repeated complaints, public hearings and follow-ups organized by Satark Nagrik Sangathan, New Delhi, in February 2011, the Central Information Commission, in two landmark decisions ordered the Delhi Government and the Municipal Corporation of Delhi to install boards in every ward of Delhi to display expenditure details of local area development funds of the MLA and Councillor of the area.As per the orders, details of the expenditure incurred in the current year and the previous year have to be provided on these boards in Hindi. The CIC in its orders took a strict view of the violation of the RTI Act by the Delhi Government and the MCD and observed that providing this information was a basic obligation of the government under Section 4 of the RTI Act and that this obligation should have been met by October 2005. The CIC directed the Chief Secretary of Delhi and the Commissioner of the MCD to put up boards displaying this information in Hindi in every ward of Delhi by the 15th of March 2011.

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Last Updated: 02/12/2011 09:18 AM