Friday, October 02, 2009

Finally, CMO gets a PIO

Finally, after orders from the State Information Commission, the Tamil Nadu Government today appointed a Public Information Officer to the Chief Minister's Office. I received a copy of the order which appointed the PIO. This appoints an officer of the Public Department as the Appellate Authority of the CMO. I do not know how legally sound this is, but that there is at least a designated PIO and AA for the CMO sets a precedent which other ministries ought to follow now. The order of the TN State Information Commission and the subsequent order passed by the TN Government can be seen here.

Articles in the media about this.

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