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Workshop on RTI Act organised in Silchar

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As reported in assamtribune.com on 18 October 2009:

The Assam Tribune Online

Workshop on RTI Act organised in Silchar

 

SILCHAR, Oct 18 – A one-day workshop on Right to Information Act was held at the Zilla Parishad Conference Hall here recently. The theme of the conference was capacity building and awareness generating for effective implementation of the RTI Act, 2005. The workshop was sponsored by the Department of Personnel and Training, Government of India and was presided over by the deputy commissioner, Cachar, Gautam Ganguly.

 

Atin Das, as resource person said that due to shady practices which began since the early 1960s in India and which became later institutionalised official transparency and responsibility have been under a question mark among the public in general. For these reasons the Government of India had decided to check corruption by implementing different laws. One such law which has the most potential is the Right to Information Act.

 

In his presidential address, Gautam Ganguly, deputy commissioner, Cachar confessed that among the 27 districts in Assam, Cachar district in Barak Valley has recorded the maximum number of applications filled on account of Right to Information Act. In a slide presentation at the workshop, it was shown that in Cachar district, BDOs, DRDA and Zilla Parishad office received the maximum amount of applications. Ganguli further said that RTI is a part of the fundamental right incorporated to the freedom of speech and expression, recognised by the Constitution, and in the various Supreme Court decisions given recently. It is directly linked with the Right to Life and denial of information is accepted to be denial of right to life. The law has been mainly brought in force to promote transparency and accountability in government offices and public sector institutions.

 

India’s Right to Information Act was enacted on June 15, 2005, but came into effect on October 12, 2005. The jurisdiction of the right covers the whole of India, except the State of Jammu and Kashmir. All government public sector institutions, including government funded organisations, schools, hospitals, NGOs etc. come under RTI jurisdiction.

 

The workshop was attended by BC Nath, SK Das, Madhumita Chowdhury, additional deputy commissioners HA Laskar Cachar Zilla Parishad CEO Indrabati Das.

 

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