15% RTIs and 28% Appeals Pending with CIC

[New Delhi]15% RTIs and 28% Appeals Pending with CIC Central Information Commission
It is informed by MoS PMO, Personnel Public Grievances & Pensions Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh in written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today that CIC Facing 30 vacancies for different categories of posts at present.
The details of vacancies in various posts as furnished by Central Information Commission are as follows:-
Year No. of vacancies
2014 16
2015 14
2016 09
2017 NIL
2018 11
As per minister,RTI Online portal ( was launched in August, 2013 by Department of Personnel and Training.
Disposal of Online Request is 85% (i.e. CPIOs replying to RTI Request in online medium)
Disposal of Online Appeals is also at 72% (i.e. FAAs replying to RTI appeal in online medium)
Number of Public Authorities increased from 96 to approx. 2199 from 2013-14 to 2018-19 (till 15 December 2018) making it convenient for citizen to file RTI requests and first appeals online.
More than 12000 Officials, staffs and end users at various Central Government offices were trained in RTI Online Portal by conducting trainings sessions across the country.
State Information Commissions (SICs) are also provided funds for celebration of RTI week.