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Stress on implementing RTI act properly

Stress on implementing RTI act properly

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Terming the information as power speakers at a meeting viewed full-length implementation of the Right to Information (RTI) law is very important for empowering the public side by side with making all the public services transparent and accountable.

Unhindered flow of information by all government and non-government organisations concerned needs to be ensured for expediting development and ensuring good governance everywhere in the society.

The observations came at a discussion organized by divisional and district administrations at Shilpakala Academy auditorium to mark the International Right to Information Day-2022 Wednesday.

Commissioner of Rajshahi division GSM Zafarullah addressed the discussion as chief guest with Deputy Commissioner Abdul Jalil in the chair.

Commissioner of Rajshahi Metropolitan Police Abu Kalam Siddique, Additional Deputy Inspector General of Police Rashidul Hassan and Superintendent of Police Masud Hossain also spoke on the occasion.

The chief guest said the government is very much confident and working relentlessly for successful implementation of the RTI law. The field level government and non-government officials concerned should be positive to supplement the government effort.

As long as the law is not implemented by the government and non- government organisations, its strength, weaknesses, limitations and appropriateness cannot be ascertained.

"Implementation of RTI Law has become indispensable for the sake of establishing good governance in the society and enhancing transparency and accountability in all tiers of public services," Zafarullah defined.

Proactive disclosure of information regarding all development works at the grassroots can ensure proper utilisation of resources and put a check on corruption, he mentioned.

RMP Commissioner Kalam Siddique observed that the designated officials of the information-giving government and non-government organisations have a vital role to play.

Successful implementation of the RTI act can be the best way of supplementing the government efforts of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.