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More than 15,000 appeals under the Right to Information Act (RTI) are pending with the Central Information Commission (CIC), Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions V. Narayanasamy told parliament Thursday.

Replying to a question in the Rajya Sabha, Narayanasamy said the average monthly receipt and disposal of appeals by the CIC was 2,300 and 1,965, respectively, during January to December, 2010.

‘About 15,476 appeals and complaints were pending in the commission as on Jan 31, 2011,’ he said.

He said the CIC had launched a special drive to dispose of appeals and complaints which were pending for more than three months

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