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'RTI Act Can Transform Governance'

State information commissioner P Vijay Babu said that they would inquire into the status of RTI applications in  major cities across the state to bring transparency in the governance.

Published: 12th August 2014 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 12th August 2014 08:32 AM   |  A+A-

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GUNTUR: State information commissioner P Vijay Babu said that they would inquire into the status of RTI applications in  major cities across the state to bring transparency in the governance.

The commissioner told newsmen at the Collectorate here Monday that every citizen was entitled to know the status of developmental activities undertaken by the government. “Out of 7,500 applications filed, we were able to upload details concerning 6,050 applications that were disposed of and we will upload the remaining 1,450 applications’ details soon,” he added.

He said that the RTI Act could be used effectively to improve the accountability and transparency in governance, and added that they were planning to conduct programmes in various colleges to create awareness on the Right to Information Act.



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