CIC, NCST chairperson call on Chief Minister
Transparency, Good-Governance Our Endeavors: Omar
Srinagar, Aug 2: Chief Information Commissioner of India Satyanandan Mishra called on Chief Minister Omar Abdullah here this morning and discussed matters relating to public empowerment through the Right to Information Act (RTI).
An official spokesman said in an hour long meeting, the Chief Minister apprised the CIC about the implementation of Right to Information Act in J&K. He also told him about other initiatives taken by the Government to bring about transparency in the functioning of the administration and good-governance.
The Chief Minister also briefed him about the initiative of e-tendering and e-procurement put in place in R&B, PMGSY, Health, Power and other departments. He told him about the independent third party monitoring introduced for various developmental projects.
Omar also briefed Mishra about empowerment of general public through enactment and implementation of the Public Service Guarantees Act. He said that the Act has not only made essential public service delivery time bound, but reduced the chances of corruption at the lower level.
Later, Chairperson of National Commission of Schedule Tribes, Dr. Rameshwar Oreon also met the Chief Minister.
The meeting discussed issues pertaining to the welfare of Schedule Tribes and weaker sections of the society including Gujjar and Bakerwals.
The chairperson NCST presented resume of the meetings of NCST with various officers and about the tour of the National Commission of Schedule Tribe to different parts of the country. “The Commission appreciated the government headed by Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah for its keenness and determination to help ameliorate the lot of weaker sections and Schedule Tribes in the State,” the spokesman said. “The Commission also appreciated the endeavour of the State government for carrying forward tribal development programmes unabated and without waiting for flow of funds from the Centre.”
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