Reasi, October 8
To sensitize the officers and public information officers about the provisions of Jammu and Kashmir Right to Information Act 2009, one-day RTI training workshop was today organised at district Reasi. The programme was organised by Institute of Management and Public Administration and Rural Development (IMPA) represented by programme coordinator Dr Rachna Goswami, (sponsored by Jammu and Kashmir State Information Commission). In the training programme officers belonging to different departments of district Reasi participated besides the mana Goswami briefed the PIO’s about the history/background of the RTI Act. She said genesis of sharing of information and transparency is there, since period of Mahabharata, she even quoted certain verses (chapter 4) of the pious book BhagavadGeeta. RTI activist Balvinder Singh of Sangharsh group also shared experience of their organization about the RTI Act, whereas activist Ayaz Mughal, through his power point presentation explained with regard to problems faced by the RTI users on ground especially in rural areas, he requested the PIO’s to render all possible assistance to the aspiring RTI applicants. Another member of the Sangharsh Group and RTI Activist Raman Sharma underlined the section 4 of the RTI Act, which is deemed as soul of the Act and explained about basic differences between the Central Act and the State Act.