Social Welfare Minister H Dingo Singh on Wednesday said the state government is trying to be more transparent in its functioning and bring the people closer to the government with programmes like ‘CM da Haisi’.
Addressing the opening ceremony of the RTI Week Celebration 2022 as chief guest, Dingo urged the people to use RTI as a tool to bring down the level of corruption in Manipur, stated a release. He highlighted that the Right to Information Act, 2005 is an Act to bring more transparency in the government and check corruption, it stated.
The RTI Week celebration was organised by the Manipur Information Commission as part of an all-India programme sponsored by the Department of Personnel and Training, Union Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions.
The opening ceremony cum state level workshop was organised today at the Conference Hall of SCERT, Lamphel, it mentioned.
Speaking at the function as Guest of Honour, M Rameshwar Singh, MLA Kakching assembly constituency, called for the need to start e-filing of RTI applications in all government departments. He urged the Manipur Information Commission to bring more citizen-friendly online portals, it stated.
He said that RTI is a pro-people act and is a feather in the cap of Indian democracy.
State Chief Information Commissioner, Oinam Sunil Singh who presided over the function, highlighted the various tasks performed by the Manipur Information Commission to make RTI as a people’s movement. He said that RTI Act helps bring transparency in the government departments and also fight corruption, it stated.
Three resource persons, namely Md Yaseer Ahmed Khan, deputy secretary/joint director (MAHUD) Salam Shantakumar Singh, Deputy Inspector of Schools, Zone II, Imphal East and W Joykumar Singh advocate/Co-convenor, Movement for People’s Right to Information – spoke in the workshop on the topic, “RTI Act, 2005 – Issues and Challenges,’ it mentioned.
It stated that as a part of the RTI Week Celebration, the Manipur Information Commission and Kangpokpi District Administration are jointly organising a workshop at the Kangpokpi district headquarter on October 7. An essay competition on the RTI Act is also being organised this month by the Commission along with the DM University, Imphal, it added.