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`People yet to understand importance of information Act’

Posted by egovindia on August 3, 2006

`People yet to understand importance of information Act’

Staff Correspondent

Two-day workshop on `Right to Information Act’ concludes

  • Two-day workshop on `Right to Information Act’ concludes
  • Call to spread awareness on provisions of the Act

    Belgaum: The Department of Information is striving to bring in qualitative changes in the field of information and knowledge dissemination system and also help the media improve quality of reporting, said K.V.R. Tagore, Commissioner of the department.

    He was talking to presspersons at the end of the two-day workshop on “Right to Information Act” organised for Information Department officials of all 27 districts in the State here on Wednesday. Department Director N.R. Vishukumar and Joint Director Mallikarjun Kelagede were present.

    Mr. Tagore said the department looked forward to improving relationship with the scribes through direct and active interaction with the Karnataka Media Academy, and journalists in print and electronic media. It also chalked out workshops, seminars, discussions and re-orientation programmes to open new vistas of information communication system in a meaningful way.

    Widening knowledge base

    The immediate objective behind such programmes, which were planned to be held in every district headquarters in the State in near future, is to widen the knowledge base and skills of collecting and passing on information to the public. The RTI Act could play a significant role in achieving these objectives, even though many people were yet to grasp the importance of the Act. There was a necessity to spread awareness on the provisions of the Act at different levels, including government officials.

    The two-day workshop deliberated on these issues and also held interactions with the invitees, which included administrators, journalists, members of judiciary and social activists.

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