Right to Information – Master key to good governance

Spread RTI idea in rural areas

Posted by rtiact2005 on August 18, 2006

Spread RTI idea in rural areas

HT Correspondent
Varanasi, August 17


CENTRAL INFORMATION Commissioner OP Kejariwal highlighted the importance of Right to Information Act and said that this Act was limited in city areas and efforts should be made in the direction to spread it in rural areas.

He was speaking as the key speaker at a training workshop organised jointly under the auspices of the social organisation Asha (a charitable trust) and Right to Information Campaign at Kaithi on Thursday.

“It is first time in the history of country when such type of effective act was pressed into action to sort out the problems of common people,” he said.

This Act would strengthen the democratic set up of country, he added.

Kejariwal said that although the freedom of information were being implemented in 55 different countries but the Right to Information Act, which was implemented in India, was effective and containing punishable provision.

“Since the RTI Act is new and limited in city areas, there should be efforts in a direction to spread the importance and use of RTI Act in rural areas,” he said.

Regional coordinator of Asha, Vallabhacharya Pandey said that this workshop was organised with an objective to aware the common people about the use of Right to Information Act and inspired the common people for making society free from corruption by using the Act.

Activists of different institution from districts of Eastern Uttar Pradesh including Bhadohi, Ghazipur, Mirzapur, Chandauli and Varanasi were participated in the training workshop.


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