75 percent people dissatisfied with information under RTI

75 percent people dissatisfied with information under RTI

Prithviraj Chavan

Replying to a question in Lok Sabha, Chavan said that 12 percent of the women and 26 percent of men were aware of the RTI Act in the country.
 
Explaining about the steps taken by the ministry to aware concerned officials about the RTI Act, he said: "The government is imparting training to public information officers, first appellate authorities and other stakeholders. We have issued several memoranda clarifying various provisions of the Act and has published five guides on the RTI Act."
The minister said that a budget estimate of Rs. 14.16 crore has been spent under the centrally sponsored plan scheme on strengthening, capacity building and awareness generation for effective implementation of the RTI for the year 2009-10.

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