Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) Nagaland, Talitemjen Ao on Wednesday held a meeting with Public Information Officers (PIOs) and Assistant Public Information Officers (APIOs) of Mokokchung district to assess and evaluate implementation of Right to Information (RTI) Act in the district.
Addressing the meeting, Talitemjen said the purpose of the meeting was to critically evaluate the implementation of the Act as it had almost completed five since it was put into force in the country.
He said RTI Act aimed at providing level playing field for ‘healthy exchange of information’ to ensure transparency and accountability in the governance.
He called upon PIOs and APIOs to be equipped with the Act and further suggested that students at college level be sensitized on the Act through essay competition on RTI Act and its implementation.
While evaluating the implementation of the Act in all departments in the district, Talitemjen regretted that even after five years of implementation of the Act, some departments were still unaware of this landmark.
The CIC was however satisfied with the role of PIOs and APIOs of Mokokchung district for efficient handling of the Act.