New Delhi: The ‘National Meet of RTI Act’ organised by Standing Conference of Public Enterprises (SCOPE) was inaugurated by Chief Information Commissioner YK Sinha in the presence of K Ravinder Naik (IAS) Principal Secretary, Secretariat Administrative Department, UP Government. SCOPE's Director General Atul Sobti also addressed the inaugural session of the two-day program. Senior officials of UP Government and Public Sector Enterprises (PSEs) were also present. The meet is being attended by over 100 participants from 37 PSEs.
In his inaugural address, YK Sinha said that Public Sector Enterprises (PSEs) play a crucial role in development of our country, but besides their significant role they must ensure transparency, accountability and good governance. He emphasized that transparency and accountability are the cornerstones of performance of an organisation, which reinforces the need to conduct workshops like this one being organised by SCOPE.
Naik addressing the participants appreciated SCOPE in organising RTI Meet in Lucknow for the benefit and knowledge upgradation of information seekers and public authorities, especially in the largest state of the country, receiving maximum RTI applications.
While Sobti said that RTI is a citizen centric Act facilitating transparency, ethics, accountability and empowering citizens. He highlighted that as PSEs are important pillars of the Indian economy, SCOPE as the apex body of PSEs, has been organising knowledge and experience sharing programs in diverse regions of the country.
SCOPE’s National Meet aims to enhance the knowledge of Senior Officials, PIOs, Nodal Officers and Executives of PSEs and enable them to gain better appreciation of the RTI Act and the issues involved, for its effective implementation in their respective organisations.
SCOPE, an apex body of Indian PSEs, regularly conducts workshops and capacity building programs across the country on subjects like RTI, Corporate Governance, Climate change, Women empowerment, Leadership, Digital transformation, etc.