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Nagaland info panel rated as �one of the best�

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DIMAPUR, March 6 - With merely 0.7 per cent of the Right To Information (RTI) applications being rejected, the Nagaland Information Commission (NIC) has been rated as �one of the best� Commissions in the entire country.

This was revealed by Nagaland Chief Information Commissioner, Bukchem Phom while addressing the decade celebration of RTI Act in the State on the theme �RTI: Trust Through Transparency� in Kohima yesterday.

Recounting the activities of the Commission in the last 10 years, Phom said the Information Commission in the State has been working under the policy of �Trust through Transparency� and has involved NGOs such as Nagaland Voluntary Consumers Society to undertake a study on how RTI has impacted Nagaland.

Of the total number of 92 public authorities audited, he said two were described as �highly transparent�, 45 as �reasonably transparent�, 43 as �limited transparency� and two with �poor level of transparency�, he said.

There are, however, some pending cases, because of the �deliberate failure� on the part of the Public Information Officers and Appellate Authorities as well as information seekers to comply with the decisions of the Commission making it difficult to close, the CIC said.

Gracing the occasion as chief guest, Chief Minister TR Zeliang said RTI Act has been hailed as landmark legislation with the objective to bring about transparency in all public offices. � PTI

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Nagaland info panel rated as �one of the best�

DIMAPUR, March 6 - With merely 0.7 per cent of the Right To Information (RTI) applications being rejected, the Nagaland Information Commission (NIC) has been rated as �one of the best� Commissions in the entire country.

This was revealed by Nagaland Chief Information Commissioner, Bukchem Phom while addressing the decade celebration of RTI Act in the State on the theme �RTI: Trust Through Transparency� in Kohima yesterday.

Recounting the activities of the Commission in the last 10 years, Phom said the Information Commission in the State has been working under the policy of �Trust through Transparency� and has involved NGOs such as Nagaland Voluntary Consumers Society to undertake a study on how RTI has impacted Nagaland.

Of the total number of 92 public authorities audited, he said two were described as �highly transparent�, 45 as �reasonably transparent�, 43 as �limited transparency� and two with �poor level of transparency�, he said.

There are, however, some pending cases, because of the �deliberate failure� on the part of the Public Information Officers and Appellate Authorities as well as information seekers to comply with the decisions of the Commission making it difficult to close, the CIC said.

Gracing the occasion as chief guest, Chief Minister TR Zeliang said RTI Act has been hailed as landmark legislation with the objective to bring about transparency in all public offices. � PTI

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