Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Awareness programme on RTI Act organised

Tribune India: Bhatinda: Tuesday, May 29, 2018.
Mahatma Gandhi State Institute of Public Administration (MGSIPA), Punjab, Regional Centre, Bathinda, organised One-day Awareness Programme on Right to Information Act, 2005. Over 50 representatives of NGOs, opinion leaders and social activists from Bathinda district took part in the programme.
The programme, which has been sponsored by the National Federation of Information Commissions in India (NFICI), aims to generate awareness about RTI Act, 2005 among masses and make government administrative machinery more transparent and accountable to problems and grievances of people.
Jarnail Singh, Course Director (RTI), MGSIPA–cum Regional Project Director, MGSIPA Regional Centre, Bathinda said that this pro-people act has contributed in a big way in empowering common man and giving relief to people for finding solutions to their problems. He also said that the NFICI has organized over 300 programmes in last year on various subjects.
Dr Nimmi Jindal, Head of Law Department, Punjabi University Regional Centre, Bathinda, highlighted the various features of RTI Act, 2005 and its significance in public life and Landmark judgments of Hon’ble Supreme Court, Delhi and Punjab & Haryana High Court, Chandigarh on RTI Act, 2005.