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BJP seems to have opened RTI department: Chavan

mumbai Updated: Sep 28, 2011 19:47 IST
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Taking a dig at the BJP, Maharashtra chief minister Prithviraj Chavan on Wednesday said the party seemed to have "opened" a Right To Information department.

He also said he was ready to face any probe with regard to the 2G spectrum scam.

Shiv Sena yesterday had sought a probe against him.

"In any department, work and responsibilities are distributed. Since BJP has opened an RTI department, it can ask for papers to find out what files I had signed," he said. Chavan was a minister of state in Prime Minister's Office until he took over as Maharashtra chief minister last year.

Asked about vacancies at the top level of the state administration, including those for the posts of secretaries for Power and Industries departments, Chavan blamed the BJP-led NDA government for curtailing the recruitment of IAS officers.

"The consequences of the decision are being felt now. But the routine work is not suffering. Since I came here, 140 new officers have been appointed. I want to ensure that right person is appointed," Chavan said.

On whether he had replied to the letters of social activist Anna Hazare, Chavan said he had received two letters.

"One is regarding the appointment of Lokayukta (in the state) and the other is about certain issues which we had discussed earlier. Both letters are being studied and replies would be sent soon," he said, adding that he was personally in touch with Hazare.