New Delhi: Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla will inaugurate the annual convention of Central Information Commission, “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav: Citizen Centric Governance through RTI”, at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi on Wednesday.
“Central Information Commission organizes an Annual Convention every year during October-November. The Conventions not only provide an opportunity and a forum for stakeholders to meet and discuss critical issues related to transparency, governance, right to information and other related issues but also contribute significantly towards the broadening and deepening of the RTI regime,” Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions said in a release.
All present and former Chief Information Commissioners and Information Commissioners of the Central Information Commission, CICs and ICs from State Information Commissions as well as First Appellate Authorities and Central Public Information Officers have been invited for the annual convention, it added.
Right to Information Act 2005 mandates timely response to citizen requests for government information. The act is termed revolutionary as it equips people with the power to question and demand information from the government.
The basic object of the Right to Information Act is to empower the citizens, promote transparency and accountability in the working of the Government, and contain corruption.