State Convention on Right to Information (RTI) Act, 2005-cum-the 13th foundation day celebration-2019

The governor was addressing the ‘State Convention on Right to Information (RTI) Act, 2005-cum-the 13th foundation day celebration of the Arunachal Pradesh Information Commission (APIC)’ at the Dorjee Khandu auditorium of the legislative assembly here on Saturday. Mishra said the RTI Act aims to combat corruption, protect fundamental rights, prevent human rights violations, provide exigency in getting justice, eliminate administrative procrastination, and prevent distortion of procedures and provisions. Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) Joram Begi and State Information Commissioner (SIC) Goto Ete spoke on the implementation of the RTI Act in the state. Among others, Assam CIC Himangshu Sekhar Das, Arunachal SIC Leki Phuntso, former CICs Nyodek Yonggam and YD Thongchi, members of the Lokayukta, and RTI activists attended the programme..

APIC to hold videoconference on RTI appeals, complaints.(Click here to View).

“All hearings of RTI appeal and complaint cases shall be heard through videoconference,”. Appellants can use the ‘Lifesize’ video conference app, which can be downloaded from Google Play Store. The decision was taken during a meeting between the state chief information commissioner (SCIC) and the state information commissioner (SIC) on 20 April. The commission also decided that the receipt of appeals/complaints in physical form will be suspended until further orders. Those who intend to file an appeal or a complaint have been advised to do so in the electronic form and e-mail it to arunachal.ic@gmail.com. Also, the SCIC and the SIC have volunteered to take a pay cut of 30 per cent from their gross salaries for a month and deposit the amount in the account of the chief minister’s relief fund for use in combating Covid-19.