Imphal: Resources and Relief and Disaster Management minister Awangbow Newmai said there is need to control misuse of RTI Act for personal gains.
The minister was addressing at the inauguration of Right to Information Week Celebration 2023, on Thursday at DIPR, Imphal.
The function was organised by Manipur Information Commission with the objective of popularising the RTI Act, 2005 with sponsorship from Department of Personnel and Training, ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions.
Newmai said as India is the largest democratic country this Act will help in bringing transparency and accountability for a good governance.
The Act is very important as every individual has the right to know the different activities and functioning of the government. It is made for more public participation and to strengthen the government in state and nation building.
Sharing his knowledge on RTI, additional chief secretary M.H. Khan said a society has to be transparent. Development of any society will be fruitful and better if there is transparency as far as possible.
In connection with the celebration, a State Level Workshop was also held. Advocate Dr. Ch. Narendra Singh and Rinku Khumukcha, Editor, Imphal Times delivered lectures as resource person at today’s workshop.
The inaugural session of the celebration were attended by officials of the department and students.