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RTI activists oppose ex-CIC’s appointment to institute

Right to Information activists are opposing the likely appointment of Dr Suresh Joshi as an advisor of Yashwantrao Chavan Academy of Development Administration, a premier training institute for administration.

mumbai Updated: Nov 24, 2010 01:54 IST
HT Correspondent

Right to Information activists are opposing the likely appointment of Dr Suresh Joshi as an advisor of Yashwantrao Chavan Academy of Development Administration, a premier training institute for administration.

Shailesh Sharma, director general of the institute, had recently declared that Dr Joshi, former chief information commissioner (CIC) is likely to be appointed as the advisor. This announcement was made in the presence of RTI activists in Pune. They have sent letters to Sharma and CM Chavan opposing the likely appointment. “As a CIC, he had not implemented RTI in totality and with his alleged involvement in Adarsh scam, I don’t think, he should be appointed,” said Mohammed Afzal, one of the petitioners. Joshi was urban development secretary when initial clearances were obtained for the society.