Friday, June 09, 2017

Workshop on RTI Act held at Anantnag

Rising Kashmir: Anantnag: Friday, June 09, 2017.
Workshop on implementation of J&K Right Information Act organized by J&K, State Information Commission in collaboration with district administration was today held at Dak Bungalow, Anantnag.
The workshop was attended by Chief Information Commissioner, J&K, Khursheed Ahmad Ganie, Deputy Commissioner Anantnag, SSP Anantnag, all PIOs, APIOs, Civil Society Members, Prominent citizens and Media personalities of the district.
The Chief Information Commissioner, J&K hailed the efforts made by PIOs and APIOs of the district administration for implementing RTI Act in letter and spirit in the district. He also informed that the Information Commission, J&K has received 3000 applications during the year 2016-2017.
He said the Right to Information is a fundamental human right. He said Under J&K RTI Act, the public has right to inspect record or works, right to get certified copies, right to get samples or models and right to get information in electronic form from government departments.
During the interaction with the officers, civil society members and media personalities, the commissioner said that under section 5 RTI, Act 2009, all PIOs, APIOs have to provide any kind of information as sought from the public for ensuring good governance transparency in the government setup. He also informed that 86% world population is covered by RTI Act.