Display names of 1984 riot victims denied compensation: CIC

New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) The Central Information Commission (CIC) has directed the Delhi government to display on its website names of 1984 anti-Sikh riot victims whose claims for compensation have been rejected.

The decision came on an application filed by Amrik Singh Lovely, a resident of Tilak Nagar, who sought information on victims of 1984 anti-Sikh riots claiming compensation on grounds of death, injury and commercial, industrial or domestic loss were.

The CIC has asked the names to be put up on the Delhi government divisional commissioner’s website.

‘The divisional commissioner is directed to put up the names of those claimants who have applied in 2006 and those whose claims are being rejected on the website. It should also give the categories of the claimants whose claims are for death, injuries, loss of property and commercial loss in discharge of the department’s obligation under section – 4 (of the Right to Information Act), so that citizens do not have to file RTI application to get these details,’ Information Commissioner Shailesh Gandhi said.

He directed the government to put up the information before March 15 and send a compliance report to the commission before March 20.

The commission also directed the authorities to give the information to Amrik Singh Lovely before Feb 25.

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