Imphal, Dec 1.
Human Rights and RTI Activist Wahengbam Joykumar Singh has asserted that Manipur State still lacks transparency.
Speaking to media persons at Manipur Press Club, Majorkhul, Imphal here on Thursday, Joykumar said no response has been given for the RTI he had sent to Ukhrul DC seeking detail information for the compensation sanction to the Mapithel Dam Affected Villagers (families), till date.
He said, he had filed the RTI on December 21 of 2015 to the SPIO/DC, Ukhrul seeking information on 7 points under Section – 6 (1) of the RTI Act, 2005.
However, the case was disposed without giving out the details information of the filed RTI stating the reason as due to threats from third party, he added.
So far no corrupted persons have been given befitting punishment by the law of the land in connection with corruption charges, what is the main reason behind?” Joykumar question.
Joykumar said, countless number of complains have been file against those corrupted persons, however, no charge sheet has been taken up to punish those responsible of the corruption cases in the state.
Since, no punishment has been awarded to these corrupted persons, they continue to do corruption intentionally as in Manipur State they can do whatever they want due to no transparency, he added.
Questioning, when will Manipur become a transparency and corruption free state, Joykumar said, disposing information of a file RTI in the name of threats is against the RTI Act, these threats is not given to the RTI filer but to the one who is trying to hide and execute works in hidden and these threats should be face by the government or the concern department, not the RTI complainants.
Seeking the details information for the RTI he had sent to Ukhrul DC at the earliest, Joykumar said, the information commission needs to work sincerely with transparency.