The Governor’s Secretariat has given shocking information to RTI activist Anil Galgali that the list recommended by the state cabinet for appointment as a nominee member of the Legislative Council is not available in the Governor’s Secretariat.
Anil Galgali, an RTI activist, had sought information from the Governor’s Secretariat on April 22, 2021 that the list submitted by the Chief Minister / Chief Minister’s Secretariat to the Governor regarding the appointment of members to the Legislative Council nominated to the Governor. Also, the present status of the proposal submitted by the Chief Minister / Chief Minister’s Secretariat to the Governor regarding the appointment of members to the Legislative Council nominated by the Governor should be informed. Replying to Anil Galgali’s application on 19 May 2021, Jayaraj Chaudhary, Under Secretary, Governor’s Secretariat, informed that the list of Governor-appointed Legislative Council members was not available in the office of the Public Information Officer (Administration).
Anil Galgali has filed the first appeal against the misleading information. The chief minister and other ministers say the list has been sent.The Chief minister’s secretariat had refused to give the list as no final decision has been taken yet and now the governor’s secretariat is giving a different answer. Anil Galgali says that if the list is indeed sent, Any one of the Chief Minister’s Secretariat or the Governor’s Secretariat should make the information public. If the governor has a list, he should take decision that what he wants to do. decide on it or not.