ITANAGAR, April 23 - Taking note of the �unprecedented� challenges posed by the COVID-19 crisis in the State, the Arunachal Pradesh Chief Information Commissioner and the State Information Commissioner, in a meeting held here on Monday, voluntarily agreed to take a pay cut equal to 30 per cent of their gross salaries of one month, which is to be deposited to the Chief Minister�s Relief Fund.
The Commission also decided that all hearings on RTI appeals and complaints would be held through video conferencing on the �Lifesize� video app, which can be downloaded from the Google Play Store.
The Commission further decided that the receipt of appeals and complaints in physical form would be suspended till further orders, adding that those who intend to file appeals or complaints may e-mail to [email protected]
Meanwhile, Arunachal Pradesh State Election Commissioner Hage Kojeen has also volunteered to contribute 30 per cent of his gross salary of one month to the Chief Minister�s Relief Fund.
The State Election Commissioner has also appealed to all like-minded people to come forward to contribute as per their capacity to strengthen the hands of the State Government as well as the district administrations during this crisis.
While lauding the efforts of the State Government, particularly frontline warriors like police personnel, medical officers and staff, and other agencies rendering essential services, the State Election Commission urged people to observe the guidelines issued by the Government during the lockdown period to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Arunachal Pradesh.