Prime Minister Narendra Modi will release success stories of Right to Information (RTI) Act, during a programme to be held in October, to mark over 10 years of implementation of the transparency law enacted by the UPA government. The RTI Act, which was enacted in 2005, mandates time- bound reply to citizens query on governance related matters.
The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT), which acts as nodal authority for the RTI Act, on Tuesday wrote to chief of Administrative Training Institutes of all state governments seeking success stories. The institutes impart training for promotion of the transparency Act. “RTI Act has been instrumental in ensuring greater and more effective access to information to all citizens of the country, especially the marginalised sections of the society,” it said.
On the occasion of completion of more than 10-years of implementation of the RTI Act, the Central Information Commission is going to hold annual convention in October, the DoPT said. “To mark this event, the Commission proposes to bring out a volume titled ‘success stories of the Right to Information Act, 2005’, which would be released for public by the Prime Minister during the annual convention,” it said. The state administrative training institutes have been asked to forward all the documented success stories maintained by them, the directive said.