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Expedite RTI appeals by adhering to timelines: CIC YK Sinha

Public authorities must go for voluntary disclosure to expedite the process, file timely returns while sticking to guidelines to enable effective transparency audits, said Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) YK Sinha at the SCOPE’s symposium
Expedite RTI appeals by adhering to timelines: YK Sinha at SCOPE Symposium
Expedite RTI appeals by adhering to timelines: YK Sinha at SCOPE Symposium

New Delhi: "Public authorities must go for voluntary disclosure to expedite the process, file timely returns while sticking to guidelines to enable effective transparency audits", said Chief Information Commissioner YK Sinha addressing the Standing Conference of Public Enterprises (SCOPE)’s symposium on the Right to Information Act. He termed the Right to Information (RTI) Act, landmark legislation that has withstood the test of time

SCOPE’s Director-General Atul Sobti, NBCC’s Director (Finance) BK Sokhey and SCOPE’s Consultant OP Khorwal also addressed the concluding session of the two-day program. The programme saw a large participation of senior officials of various PSUs from across the country.

"RTI Act has brought about a huge change empowering the common man and enunciated the need for proactive and effective grievance redressal mechanisms in PSUs", the Chief Information Commissioner further added.

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Atul Sobti, while addressing the participants said that the RTI Act, the cornerstone of corporate governance enabling efficiency and transparency in processes. He added that SCOPE with the support of the Central Information Commission (CIC) has been continuously organising symposiums and workshops on RTI Act for capacity building of PSEs.

While Sokhey shared that the symposium encapsulated important aspects of the RTI Act with regard to CPSEs which will be a great learning for the participants.

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