Wednesday, 17th September 2014

Govt sets up body to implement Right to Information Act


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After a long wait, the government has finally set up a five-member committee to implement the provisions of the Right to Information (RTI) Act 2064.

The Committee is chaired by Dhruba Prasad Sharma, Secretary at the Ministry of Information and Communication.

Speaking at a press meet inside the Ministry on Monday, the Ministry's spokesperson Uma Kanta Parajuli said that it was essential to safeguard rights of the people to have an access to information.

Rights activists had been pressing the government to form a mechanism so that the Act could be enforced. The Act ensures citizens' right to access information of public interest if denied by the government officials and public post holders.

Similarly, the government has formed yet another five-member committee under the convensorship of Press Council Nepal so as to well-organize the online media.

The Ministry is also working on addressing grievances of people received online, said spokesperson Parajuli. He added that among the 55 grievances of people the Ministry received online in the past three months, 51 were solved while the remaining 4 are in the process of a decision.


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