HYDERABAD: The number of appellate cases awaiting disposal by the Andhra Pradesh Information Commission (APIC) crossed the 10,000- mark as on December 31, 2011, according to Jannat Hussain, chief information commissioner.
The commission had 6,404 pending complaints at the beginning of the year and received 13,416 new complaints during 2011. Of those, 9,646 were disposed of or cleared, leaving 10,174 pending.
With the number of pending cases crossing the five-digit mark, the non-appointment of information commissioners is hampering disposal of cases. The much-hyped appointment of eight new information commissioners currently lies in limbo.
BR Raju, convener of the United Forum for RTI, had earlier claimed that he had information that the governor received a fresh list of nominees from the chief minister.
YPR Krishna of ITMAD, a forum for RTI activism, warned that if new ICs were not appointed at the earliest, the number of pending cases would only rise further.