Bringing Information to the Citizens
Right to Information Act 2005 mandates timely response to citizen request for government information. It is an initiative taken by Department of Personnel and Training, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions to provide a RTI Portal Gateway to the citizens for quick search of information on the details of first Appellate Authorities, PIOs etc. amongst other, besides access to RTI related information/disclosures published on the web by various Public Authorities under the government of India as well as the State Governments.
Objective of the Right to Information Act:
The basic object of the Right to Information Act is to empower the citizens, promote transparency and accountability in the working of the Government, contain corruption, and make our democracy work for the people in real sense. It goes without saying that an inform citizen is better equipped to keep necessary vigil on the instruments of governance and make the government more accountable to the governed. The Act is a big step towards making the citizens informed about the activities of the Government.
In order to provide information under the RTI ACT 2005 as prescribed, every department has a SPIO and APIO.
Similarly, the SPIO and APIO of Cultural Affairs and Heritage Department are as follows:
- SPIO – Shri S.T.Gyatso, Joint Director (Mobile No. 9434117484)
- APIO –Shri C.K.Sharma, Under Secetary. (Mobile No. 9475513416)
While, Smt. Vidya Subba, Special Secretary is sthe Appellate Authority for the purpose of the Act.