President Abdul Hamid has asked the Information Commission (IC) to embark on a campaign for creating mass awareness of the Right to Information (RTI) Act at the grassroots.
"Right to Information (RTI) Act is an important weapon for establishing good governance, accountability and transparency in the activities of both public and private sectors," he said.
The President was talking to a three-member delegation led by Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) Prof Dr Md Golam Rahman when it submitted the Commission’s annual report - 2016 to him at Bangabhaban this afternoon.
President's Press Secretary M Joynal Abedin briefed newsmen after the meeting.
Abdul Hamid asked officials concerned to play their due role in creating awareness of people's fundamental right to getting necessary information.
During the meeting, the IC delegation apprised the President of its different activities.
They told the President that the number of information seekers had significantly increased.
President Hamid expressed satisfaction over the activities of the Information Commission.
Secretaries concerned to the President were present.