Monday, October 12, 2009

RTI has created virtual parliament of people: Prez

President Pratibha Devisingh Patil today said the Right to Information (RTI) Act had in a way created a virtual “parliament of people” where every citizen through a simple method can seek information from the authorities. Inaugurating the fourth annual convention on RTI, the President said the Act gives every individual citizen the means to question and avail an answer. The RTI could be instrumental in bringing about improvements in the public service, delivery systems and mechanisms, she added. The theme of this year’s two-day convention is “Strengthening Right to Information”.
for assessing deliverability, citizens need information on how their government is functioning, the President said, adding that the rights given under the Act were extensive and, therefore, it was important that there were a deep sense of responsibility while exercising them.

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