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Workshop on Right to Information Act held

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As reported in centralchronicle.com on 12 September 2009:

Central Chronicle - Madhya Pradesh's News Portal


Workshop on Right to Information Act held


Bhopal, Sept 12:

The Academy of Administration in coordination with NGOs CNRI, Prayatna, and Samarthan organised a workshop on 'Different Facets of Corruption and Right to Information Act' at the Academy of Administration premises on Saturday. Central Government officers who undergo basic training and representatives from the NGOs attended the workshop.


Academy of Administration Director General Dr Sandeep Khanna said that the subject was selected to see how corrupt practices prevailed in the society could be contained through the Right to Information Act.


Makhanlal Chaturvedi National Journalism University Registrar Dr OP Dubey said that in practice law and authority is being used to fleece the people. He said that corruption is not restricted to government offices only. It has spread its roots in corporate world, he said.


Central Information Commissioner ML Sharma said that the Right to Information Act is a revolutionary Act. This Act has empowered the citizens. If any illegal or unconstitutional work has done anywhere it is certain that through the Right to Information Act it would come out in public. The Act should be used for the benefit of the society. The purpose of the Act is to bring transparency in work in offices. He said that corrupt practices are increasing every day. They have to be contained. He said that people consider politicians as root of corrupt practices. In fact, he said, higher officers are more responsible for the corrupt practices.


Chief Information Commissioner of MP, PP Tiwari said that corruption is spreading faster than setting up of institutes to stop it. 'I am sure the common man would wipe out corruption from public life with positive utilisation of the Right to Information Act' he added.

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