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‘Expedite RTI appeals by adhering to timelines’: Chief Information Commissioner at SCOPE Symposium

Oct 25th, 2021 6:35 pm | By | Category: LATEST NEWS


(THE NEWSMAN OF INDIA.COM)
Calling the Right to Information (RTI) Act a landmark legislation that has withstood the test of time, Y.K. Sinha, Chief Information Commissioner, CIC addressed Standing Conference of Public Enterprises (SCOPE)’s symposium on Right to Information Act. Atul Sobti, DG, SCOPE; Smt. B.K. Sokhey, Director (Finance), NBCC and O.P. Khorwal, Consultant, SCOPE also addressed the concluding session of the two-day program, which saw large participation of senior officials of various PSUs from across the country.

Y.K. Sinha said that the RTI Act has brought about a huge change empowering the common man and enunciated the need for proactive and effective grievance redressal mechanisms in PSUs. He further added that Public authorities must go for voluntary disclosure to expedite the process, file timely returns while sticking to guidelines to enable effective transparency audits.

Atul Sobti addressing the participants called RTI Act the cornerstone of corporate governance enabling efficiency and transparency in processes. He added that SCOPE with the support of Central Information Commission has been continuously organising symposiums and workshops on RTI Act for capacity building of PSEs.

B.K. Sokhey shared that the symposium encapsulated important aspects of RTI Act with regard to CPSEs which will be a great learning for the participants.

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