SIX MONTHS after it came into existence, the chief information commissioner of the State still does not have a proper office and staff of his own. The wait, however, appears would be over soon as Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav is all set to lay the foundation stone of a full-fledged ‘Soochna Bhawan’ in the State capital shortly.
According to sources, officers of the information department, the district administration and the LDA are working out the modalities of the plan.
“In fact, the UP Rajkiye Nirman Nigam has already been given Rs 16 crore towards construction of the building that would house the office of the CIC,” said an official.
The proposed office complex would be located on BN Road just behind the Sahkarita Bhawan building on approximately 1.5 acre of land to be provided by the LDA. An offer letter
in this connection has already been sent to the State Government by the LDA.
“We are just awaiting a convenient date from the CM for the foundation laying ceremony,” said a source in the information department. According to him, the CM has also finalised the names of six people to be nominated as members on the commission’s panel.