Mumbai: Maharashtra State Information Commission has indicated that Reliance Infrastructure will soon come under the purview of Right to Information Act (RTI).  The Commission is likely to give a final decision in this regard on June 24.

The State Information Commission and the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission agreed to bring Reliance Infrastructure under RTI because the services being provided by the company affect millions of citizens in the state.

The campaign to bring the company under the purview of RTI started 30 months ago by RTI activist Anil Galgali.  He sought information under the RTI from Reliance Infrastructure but it refused to give the data citing the reason that the company does not come under RTI purview.

Galgali filed a plea with the State Information Commission.  In his plea, the activist argued that the services provided by Reliance Infrastructure with 57.11 percent public share holding affect millions in the state.

After reviewing the plea filed by the activist, Chief Information Commissioner Vilas Patil said, “It is important to bring the company under the RTI purview and a final decision in this regard will be given on June 24.”

Anil Ambani owned Reliance Infrastructure supplies power to 30 million homes and offices in Mumbai suburb.

 

(JPN/Bureau)