'RTI a Tool to Check Corruption'

Published: 20th May 2015 05:59 AM  |   Last Updated: 20th May 2015 05:59 AM   |  A+A-

Madabhushi Sridhar

VISAKHAPATNAM: Central Information Commissioner Madabhushi Sridhar Acharyulu urged people to make the Right use of Right to Information Act, which has been achieved as a result of a long struggle of many prominent leaders. If the act has been misused, the very root of it would be affected, he warned and asserted that the act is to serve the welfare of the society.

The commissioner arrived at Visakhapatnam Tuesday on a two-day visit. He took part in a meeting on ‘Right to Information Act-Victories-Verdicts-Government Orders’, Tuesday, organised by a city-based NGO Help to Help in the city.

Addressing the gathering, Sridhar said, “It is not just questioning but also the way of questioning that plays a key role in accessing the act. Unless the information is sought in the right manner, one would fail to receive a proper response. Therefore, the public should be more aware to make full use of the act.”

The Right to Information Act provides the public with any information they seek and such government availed information is a legal tool to prove cases of corruption, he added.

After approaching an RTI official for required information, one should provide the official with valid contact details, so that he can alert the applicant once the information is retrieved, he informed.


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