Uttar Pradesh State Information Commission's website sought comments form the people on the Draft Regulations for the management of State Information Commission. Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative had sent its comments within the deadline specified in the notice. We have made two major recommendations amongst others:
1) that the Draft Rules be translated into Hindi for people in UP and elsewhere to be able to send comments in larger numbers; and
2) extension of the deadline for submission of comments.
Several other RTI users, activists and organisations in UP may have made similar demands.
The UPSIC has put out a notice stating that the Hindi version of the Draft Rules will soon be available for consultation purposes. You may check this on their website at: http://upsic.up.nic.in/ at the bottom right corner. It is good to know that the Government is sensitive to this issue.