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RTI is a tool to fight corruption, make good use of it – Oinam Sunil
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Imphal, Jan 4:

Right to Information Act 2005, is pro-people and is a tool to fight the menace of corruption, and each citizen should use this act to eradicate corruption from the society. This was stated by Oinam Sunil, State Information Commissioner of the Manipur Information Commission while speaking as the chief guest of the District Level Workshop cum closing ceremony of the Right to Information Week Celebration -2020 held ay Wakhong Community Hall at Uyumpok in Imphal East district.
“We want to double the cases received by the MIC and for that we come here at Uyumpok to create awareness about the Right to Information Act”, Sunil added .
He further said that any information about what has been happening in any government offices or public institutions can be known through RTI.
“There are however some limitation like matters related to internal and external security or for the integrity of the nation that cannot be acquired”, Sunil said and added that even though the state home department is exempted from the purview of the act, certain issues in connection with corruption or human rights violation can be obtained through RTI.
The Manipur Information Commission has so far fined over Rs. 1,00,000/- for failure to provide information sought by individuals, Oinam Sunil said.
Right to information week is often conducted during the month of October and November but due to the COVID-19 pandemic there has been some gap.
Oinam Sunil said that people have every right to know about the expenditure of any project taken by the government. People should not shy away from coming forward to know the truth and make sure that public money are utilized properly, he added.
Dr. Soibam Ibocha Singh , Retd. IPS , State Information Commissioner of the MIC, was attended as the Special Guest of Honour .
The function was also attended by Th Ibotombi Singh, Senior Citizen as guest of honour while Th. Inaocha Singh , Pradhan , Uyumpok Gram Panchayat presided over the function.
Dr. Ch. Narendra, a learned advocate and also a teacher of law , who spoke on the occasion as resource person elaborated on the RTI.
On the occasion prizes for the Painting Competition organized by the MIC in collaboration with the Fine Arts department of the Manipur University were also distributed.

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