KULGAM: District Development Commissioner Kulgam, SajadHussain, Saturday convened a meeting of heads of all departments with an objective to sensitize them about Right to Information Act, its implications, and mode of answering the applications under it.
During the meeting, a detailed discussion was held regarding implementation and answering of RTI applications.
Speaking on the occasion, Hussain said that RTI is one of the powerful tools in the hands of the public and provides a method to acquire information from public authorities regarding the functioning of the government thus making everyone accountable in the system.
Underlining the importance of RTI Act, he also highlighted the role and responsibilities of PIOs and APIOs in providing information to applicants.
He directed the officers to strictly implement the RTI Act and asked them to maintain registers under RTI so that an objective assessment of RTI implementation is made.
He also directed the concerned to upload information on their websites so that people can get easy access to information regarding working of various government departments.