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Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu inaugurated the 12th Annual Convention of Central Information Commission

Newdelhi;6/12/17;The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu inaugurated the 12th Annual Convention of Central Information Commission (CIC), here today.

While delivering the inaugural address, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that the information has to be given in a language which is understandable to everyone, especially the one who applies for it.  He said that the Right to Information has seen a massive increase in acceptance across the globe in the past twenty years. He further said that Right to Information enables greater Government accountability, facilitates the citizens’ participation and lends transparency to Government functioning. It leads to a fundamental change in relations between the citizens and the Government, he added.

The Vice President said that sharing of information and creation of a transparent governance structure accountable to the people of our country are key pillars of democracy. He further said that transparency and accountability are the two key elements for the success of democracy. We need to convert Swarajya in to Surajya and the fruits of the development should reach everyone, he added.

Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu said that enhanced access to credible information makes our democracy more progressive, participatory and meaningful. According to Kautilya, good governance is aimed at fulfilling the welfare of the people; ‘In the happiness of the king’s subjects lies his happiness, in their welfare, his welfare’, he added.

The Vice President said that the Right to Information has seen a massive increase in acceptance across the globe in the past twenty years. He further said that Right to Information enables greater Government accountability, facilitates the citizens’ participation and lends transparency to Government functioning. It leads to a fundamental change in relations between the citizens and the Government, he added.

Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu said that early disposal by the Information Commissions will help citizens get their grievances redressed quickly and encouraged all the Commissions to make a concerted, sincere effort towards speeding up disposal of cases registered with them. The Central and State Information Commissions are a bridge between Public Authorities and the citizens, he added.

The Secretary, DoPT Shri Ajay Mittal was also present during the Inaugural Session.

The Information Commissioners, former Chief Information Commissioners, former Information Commissioners, State Information Commissioners, representatives from various Ministries and stakeholders of RTI also attended the convention.

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