Dimapur district conducted a one day district level monitoring meeting on Right to Information (RTI) at DC’s Conference Hall on November 16.
While interacting with public information officers and assistant public information officers of various departments under Dimapur district, State Information Commissioner, Dr. Kuhoi Zhimomi said Right to Information (RTI) Act was launched in the state on October 12, 2005.
The Act was to provide the practicable regime of Right to Information for citizens to secure access to information under the control of public authorities. He said that the Act was a powerful tool which would transform the way the government and its officials function as RTI’s main objective was to promote transparency, accountability and good governance in the working system of every public authority and to contain corruption. He also said the Act was the only Act in India which does not have immunity for Prime Minister or President.
He added that Indian Constitution had immunity Act for Prime Minister or President. During the interaction Deputy Commissioner, Dimapur Maongwati Aier said district administration had so far received 13 applications seeking information to which the administration had dispatched the required information on time. Other PIOs and APIOs also reported that few departments had also received from the citizens seeking information related to their department or allied department.