Know Right to Information and make legitimate use of it – CM
Chief Minister O. Ibobi Singh today inaugurated the Right to Information Week Celebration – 2015 being organised by the Manipur Information Commission under the sponsorship of the Department of Personnel & Training, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pension, Govt. Of India at the Auditorium of the Manipur State Film Development Society, Palace compound, Imphal.
Inaugurating the Week long celebration, Chief Minister O. Ibobi Singh appealed to the people of the state to know their right to information and make legitimate use of it. He said, RTI is a unified venture for the government and public conducive to a better and more developed state.
“I also call upon all stakeholders to use this occasion of RTI week to deliberate on issues abiding interest in the areas of transparency, accountability and good governance”, the chief minister added.
He also appealed to all the government departments to make necessary voluntary disclosure of information as per provisions of the Act on the one hand and to the citizen not to misuse this beautiful Act on the other.
Presiding over the Function the Deputy CM Gaikhangam in his remarks expressed the importance and benefits of this Act and at the same time the need to use it with responsibility. He said, RTI Act is like a double edged sword and so the intention of the RTI applicant must be responsible and holy. He also appealed not to misuse this Act as RTI Act is like the holy Bible, the Geeta and the Quran.
The State Chief Information Commissioner Th. Ibobi Singh gave the welcome and the Keynote address of the Inaugural function which was attended by the Chief Secretary Shri O. Nabakishore Singh, high level officials of state govt, officials from different departments, members of CSOs, students etc.