‘Organizations dealing with public come under RTI purview’
PRESS TRUST OF INDIA
Srinagar, May 29: Chief Information Commissioner, G R Sofi, has said all the Government institutions and organizations which had public dealing including NGOs come under the purview of the Right to Information Act.
“Not only Government institutions are accountable under RTI Act, but those dealing with public like NGOs and charity trusts are also covered under the Act,” Sofi said while addressing a workshop on RTI awareness in Budgam.
The workshop was attended by Public Information Officers and Assistant Public Information Officers of various departments in the district.
He said J&K was fortunate to have RTI Act which came into force from 2009.
Replying to questions, Sofi asked the PIOs and the concerned officers to provide all the required information to the applicants under this Act, whether it is regarding development or welfare schemes, without any delay.
He said any person, who desires to seek information regarding public interest, had a right to know after completing the procedure.
Sofi asked the Public Information Officers and APIOs to provide information to the applicants within the stipulated time and warned officers, who fail to do so, of strict action under rules.
He said the common man was now aware about his rights and the functioning of the departments.
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