RTI should not be misused: CIC

HAPOLI, May 22: Taking serious note of misuse of the Right to Information (RTI) Act, Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) Joram Begi said RTI is a cherished right and it should not be misused.
“RTI should be used to curtail corruption and enforce accountability in all the activities under the purview of the Act,” Begi said during an awareness meeting on RTI Act, 2005, organised here on Tuesday by the Arunachal Pradesh Information Commission in collaboration with the Lower Subansiri district administration.
“RTI is a tool for participative democracy. This Act arms a common man with information that was erstwhile elusive. A well-informed citizen will contribute tremendously to the development of the society and enforce transparency in the entire developmental process,” Begi said.
State Information Commissioners Matheim Linggi, Abraham Techi, and Nanom Jamoh were the resource persons of the awareness programme.
While Linggi spoke on the roles and responsibilities of public information officers, Techi explained Section 8 and Section 11 of the RTI Act through a PowerPoint presentation. Jamoh presented a brief on the National Food Security Act, 2013.
The meeting also featured an interactive session during which the resource persons cleared doubts raised by the participating panchayat members, goan buras, goan buris, and NGO representatives. (DIPRO)