Greater Kashmir Senior Correspondent UmerMaqbool was Saturday awarded for his exhaustive reporting on the Right to Information (RTI) Act at the Regional Level Conference on the law here. The function was jointly organized by the Institute of Management and Public Administration (IMPA) and the State Information Commission (SIC).
On the occasion, Chief Information Commissioner G.R. Sufi hailed the role of Greater Kashmir in creating awareness about the law to ensure transparency and accountability in governance. After the enactment of the law in J&K in 2009, Umer has been regularly writing on its functioning and related issues.
The conference was inaugurated by Governor NN Vohra. CIC J&K, G.R. Sufi, CIC Himachal Pradesh, Bhim Sen, former Central CIC WajahatHabibullah, Chief Secretary B R Sharma were among those present on the occasion.