Imphal, October 5th 2017 (DIPR). Information and Public Relations Minister Shri Th Biswajit has called that efficient implementation of the Right to Information Act will curtail corruption in the state. Speaking on the inaugural session of the Right To Information week Celebration which begins from today at Manipur Press Club, Minister said that every citizen has the right to know information regarding various development programmes and policies of each and every government departments.

Vague Information led to conflict among the public and information officer. He encourage information officer to provide right information to the masses. Minister observed that efficient implementation of the RTI Act is the need of the hour .As RTI is very much important for maintaining transparency and accountability for Good Governance. Lack of awareness regarding various schemes delayed in bringing development in the state. Sensitization is very much needed for bringing development, he added.

He also ensured to strengthen Manipur Information Commission by providing more manpower and appeals not to misuse RTI.

Addressing the gathering, Agriculture Minister Shri V. Hangkhalian said that citizens and journalists has to play an important role  for effective implementation of the RTI . He also said that there is a need for spreading awareness regarding RTI Act to the masses.

In connection with the celebration, State chief Information Commissioner, Shri Th Ibobi highlighted important aspect of Right To Information Act.  And a book titled ‘A compendium of Important Decisions of Manipur Information Commission on Right To Information’ was also released.

As a part of the week long celebration, a state level workshop was also held and various resource person presented papers on the inaugural session .

The celebration is being organised by Manipur Information Commission under the sponsorship of Department of Personnel & Training, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Government of India.

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