Beerwah Students Lectured on RTI Act, Asked to Make its Effective use

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SRINAGAR

With an aim of creating awareness about Right to Information Act, a one day workshop for students , Govt officials and civil society activists was organised by J&K RTI Movement in association with Fallah Foundation at Government Degree College Beerwah Monday.

Speaking on the occasion founder J&K RTI movement Dr Raja Muzaffar Bhat urged upon the gathering especially students to make effective use of RTI Act. He gave a detailed power point presentation on different aspects of J&K RTI Act 2009.

SSP Budgam Fayaz Ahmad Lone who was chief guest on the occasion appealed students and other participants to use RTI Act positively and effectively. He said that certain elements misuse this act which creates a lot of confusion within the society. SSP Budgam said that if the officials of police department do not provide information under RTI , the information seekers can directly approach him. “Chief Minister is very much concerned on Public Services Guarantee (PSGA) and RTI Acts.”

SDM Beerwah Samar Nayak who was guest of honour appealed RTI Movement to organise a training programme for Govt officials in Beerwah sub division. She lauded the role of RTI Movement and Degree College Beerwah management for organisng the programme.

PRO to Education Minister Syed Muzamil who attended the programme said that Education Minister Naeem Akhtar is keen about GDC Beerwah. He said that Higher Education Department in collaboration with District administration would develop a herbal garden and a boutique in GDC Beerwah college campus very soon.

Principal GDC Beerwah Dr Khursheed , former  Director Radio Kashmir Rukhsana Jabeen,  RTI Movement coordinator Dr Mushtaq Khan  also spoke on the occasion. RTI Activists Mohamad Ramzan Khan , Mohamad Maqbool , Arif  Ismaiel , Nisar Ahmad and many other activists also spoke on the occasion. Sajad Rasool moderated the whole workshop.

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