Centralized Access to Information Request Platform to Be Launched in July

June 7 (BTA) - A centralized web-based
platform for filing access to information requests will be
launched in July, said Krassimir Bozhanov, head of the
Modernization of the Administration Department with the Council
of Minsters here on Friday.

Bozhanov said that the platform will provide a third option for
people to obtain data more swiftly and easily in addition to
submitting paper and email requests.

The platform will be public and the questions and the replies by
 the administration will be available to all users. Bozhanov
said that anonymous tips and questions will be dismissed. If an
administration denies the request for information it will have
to send its refusal on paper so that it can be appealed in

There are 510 administrations countrywide and each one has to be
 registered on the platform and handle access to information
requests addressed to it. In addition each has to designate an
employee who will operate with the system. The moderators who
will keep track of the requests will have to be appointed by
mid-June. LI/PP  


Source: Varna, on the Black Sea