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Workshop on RTI Act held in Kulgam (J&K)

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Reported by Greaterkashmir.com on March 24, 2016

Workshop on RTI Act held in Kulgam

 

Voluntary disclosure of information of immediate relevance to the people under J&K RTI Act can go a long way in reducing the trust deficit between public and the Government, said former Chief Information Commissioner, Wajahat Habibullah at a capacity building workshop for representatives of public authorities and civil society organisations in Kulgam.

 

Participants recommended the development of schemes to incentivize public authorities, particularly panchayats to make information that is not exempted by the J&K RTI Act accessible to people in a voluntary manner. MLA Kulgam M Y Tarigami said RTI has the potential for empowering people to participate in governance and demand their rights.

 

Dr Syed Abid Rasheed Shah, DC Kulgam, urged the officers present to pay attention to the spirit of J&K RTI Act while implementing it instead of looking for ways to deny access to information.

 

Dr Shaikh Ghulam Rasool, chairman J&K RTI Movement and Venkatesh Nayak of CHRI gave a presentation on the guidelines.

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