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Rajkhowa urges caution against misuse of RTI

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ITANAGAR, June 10 - Arunachal Pradesh Governor JP Rajkhowa has urged the Arunachal Pradesh Information Commission (APIC) to be cautious against potential misuse of RTI provisions by unscrupulous people for their �illegal� gains.

The Governor was interacting with State Information Commissioners Matheim Linggi, Nanom Jamoh and Abraham K Techi, who called on him at Raj Bhavan here on Wednesday to apprise him of the �challenges� confronting the Commission.

The Governor while praising the APIC on winning the �Best Information Commission� award, advised the Commissioners to live up to its reputation. He also advised them to conduct awareness campaigns on Right to Information Act in district, Circle and Block levels so that the common people can fully assert their rights.

On suggestion from the Commissioners, the Governor emphasised that every government department must have its own website, which should be regularly updated and have correct information. It will reduce time, energy and money incurred by the Public Information Officers in appearing before the Commission, which in turn will reduce the financial implication on the State exchequer.

He also suggested measures to strengthen the State Information Commission, appointment of Chief Information Commissioner, filling up of all vacant posts, etc., within a timeframe.

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Rajkhowa urges caution against misuse of RTI

ITANAGAR, June 10 - Arunachal Pradesh Governor JP Rajkhowa has urged the Arunachal Pradesh Information Commission (APIC) to be cautious against potential misuse of RTI provisions by unscrupulous people for their �illegal� gains.

The Governor was interacting with State Information Commissioners Matheim Linggi, Nanom Jamoh and Abraham K Techi, who called on him at Raj Bhavan here on Wednesday to apprise him of the �challenges� confronting the Commission.

The Governor while praising the APIC on winning the �Best Information Commission� award, advised the Commissioners to live up to its reputation. He also advised them to conduct awareness campaigns on Right to Information Act in district, Circle and Block levels so that the common people can fully assert their rights.

On suggestion from the Commissioners, the Governor emphasised that every government department must have its own website, which should be regularly updated and have correct information. It will reduce time, energy and money incurred by the Public Information Officers in appearing before the Commission, which in turn will reduce the financial implication on the State exchequer.

He also suggested measures to strengthen the State Information Commission, appointment of Chief Information Commissioner, filling up of all vacant posts, etc., within a timeframe.

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