Chümoukedima commemorates RTI Week
Dimapur, Oct. 11 (EMN): Advocate Vikuolie Nihu Kera has appealed to all the Right to Information (RTI) Act users to be sensible and responsible stating that the Act must be utilised in good faith for the overall good of the society.
While reminding that RTI is usually used for the interest of the public, he also warned that it could sometimes be misused with malicious intention. He, therefore, stated that RTI was not created for fault findings but rather to ensure transparency in governance.
Vikuolie stated this during a programme held on October 11 at CTC hall in Chümoukedima to commemorate RTI Week. The programme was organised to create awareness among the district officials, members of village council/ VDB, students, media persons, NGO, and CSO etc., stated a DIPR report.
Vikuolie, who was the resource person, has termed the enactment RTI Act as the second independence for the citizens of India. He explained that it granted a statutory right to information for every citizen to contain corruption. He also elucidated on what cannot be asked and what information cannot be given under Sections 8 and 9 as well as the exempted organisations under Section 24 and Schedule II (intelligence and security organisation).
While mentioning that RTI is for the public interest, he reminded that it should not be used for malafide purpose. He, therefore, advised the citizens to enjoy their rights but also remember their duties and obligation.
The programme began with a keynote address delivered by ADC of Chümoukedima, Dr. Kuzonyi Wideo.