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Friday, October 8, 2010

Fast-unto-death : Protest to Governor.


Dear friends,

I am writing on behalf of RTI activist - Mr Krishnaraj Rao.

A gentle reminder : RTI activist - Mr Krishnaraj Rao is in the third day of fast-unto-death at Ralegan Siddhi (in Gandhian Shri Annaji Hazare's Ashram in Ahmednagar District of Maharashtra). Link to the pics are enclosed below.

As you may be aware, Mr Vilas Patil has been selected yesterday at 9 pm as the Maharashtra's new Chief Info. Commissioner. (In addition to three other Info Commissioners - for Nashik, Nagpur and Aurangabad.)

This appointment will be done by the Maha. Governor in the coming days. So now we need to pressurise the Governor - Mr K Shankarnarayanan to not go ahead with this non-transparent selection of the Info. Commissioners.

Let's send our faxes / phonograms / e-mails etc. to the Maha. Governor stating :-

“Do not appoint Chief State Information Commissioner and other Info Commissioners selected through non-transparent process. Closed door selection of SIC without criteria, rules and procedure is totally against the spirit of the RTI Act. It was known many days before the selection committee meeting that Mr. Vilas Patil was the favoured candidate for this post. How can a former bureaucrat, who is the Govt’s favourite, order the disclosure of embrassing Govt documents to the RTI appellant. It defies logic."

Or send a one-liner to the Governor stating :--

“ Do not appoint as C-SIC and other Info Commissioners selected by non-transparent process."

The name and contact details of the Maharashtra 's Governor is :--

Mr K Shankarnarayanan,

Governor of Maharashtra,

Raj Bhavan,

Malabar Hill,

Mumbai - 400035.

Ph :-- (022) 23632343

Fax :-- (022) 23630878

E--mail :

Link to the pics of RTI activist - Mr Krishnaraj Rao on the second day of the fast-unto-death at Ralegan Siddhi :--


Krishnaraj Rao - Cell : 09821588114)

Please act now to halt this illegal process of Info Commissioners' appointments.


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