Training on RTI Act held in Mangalore

Training on RTI Act held in Mangalore

Democracy will be at its best only when citizens exercise their right to information effectively, said former Principal Secretary to the State government Robinson D’Souza.

He was delivering a special lecture at a training programme on Right to Information (RTI) organised by Mysore-based Administrative Training Institute (ATI) at the District Training Institute (DTI) at Kulashekhar here on Tuesday.

“The process of getting information from the authorities delivering public service and those spending public money guarantees citizens participation in the administration. This makes democracy meaningful,” he observed.

People’s participation in the administration not only enhances the quality of the administration but also increases transparency and responsibility in the government works. Change can not be achieved by a single person, but every single person has the right to access the information at the President’s office too, which shows the power of the RTI Act, D’Souza said.

In the second session, Shimoga National College Principal Dr Jagadish spoke on the role of non-governmental organisations (NGO) in using the Right to Information Act (RTA). K M Prasad and C Ashok from Administrative Training Institute were present on the occasion.

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