Judicial Academy organizes programme on RTI
Jammu, Dec 24: In order to update the knowledge of district Judges and other judicial officers with regard to their role and duty under the “JK State Right of Information Act, 2009”, JK State Judicial Academy today organized an orientation programme at High Court complex here.
District and Sessions Judges from Jammu Head Quarter, Samba, Kathua, Udhampur and Reasi districts apart from other Judicial Officers posted at Jammu participated in the programme.
S.K. Sharma, Information Commissioner, State Information Commission was the Resource person for the programme.
In his address, Sharma dwelt upon the various provisions of JK Right to Information Act, 2009. Tracing the history for having such kind of legislation, Sharma said that in order to bring transparency in all the limbs of democratic set up has necessitated the enactment of such a legislation.
He said that the democracy requires an informed citizenry and transparency of information which are vital to its functioning and also to contain corruption and to hold government and its instrumentalities accountable to the governed.
Sharma informed the participants about their duties as PIOs and the various kind of problems with which they could be confronted with in discharge of their duties as PIOs. He cleared the various expected queries with regard to the Act in the shape of a questionnaire. The participants had a healthy discussion with the Resource person by projecting various doubts flickering in their mind.
Speaking on the occasion, Suresh Kumar Sharma, Director, State Judicial Academy told the participants, "This Act has been enacted in order to bring transparency in the governance. It is a step towards fulfilling the dream of our father of Nation (Mahatma Gandhi) as this piece of legislation would enable the weakest and poorest of our country to have an access in all the acts of governance which in turn would make our democracy a participative democracy in the real sense.”
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