No Govt Interference in Providing info Through RTI Act: CIC

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The Jammu and Kashmir State Chief Information Commissioner (CIC), G R Sufi Wednesday said that there was “no interference from the State government” vis-à-vis providing of information to the people under Right to Information (RTI) Act.

“The commission has passed orders against police and other several sensitive departments and institutions, which have been directed to provide the information to the RTI applicants,” Sufi said while addressing the programme “Meet the Eminent” organised by the Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC), Library Resource Cell and Directorate of Students Welfare of the Central University of Kashmir (CUK) at its Nowgam-I academic block.

Sufi admitted that there have been complaints about misuse of the Act. “There have been instance wherein the Act has been misused by certain people, but overall the Act is a powerful, but liberal tool to empower a common citizen,” he said.

While sharing his personal experience during the days of his studies in the Jawahar Lal Nehru University (JNU), Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) and working in different capacities in several government departments, Sufi asked the students to put in their best efforts and work hard to fulfil their aspirations.

Earlier, Vice-Chancellor, Prof Mehraj ud Din Mir while felicitating Sufi asked the students to take a cue from these eminent personalities and carve out a similar niche for themselves in the society.

Registrar, Prof Muhammad Afzal Zargar while welcoming the guests, he said that such functions would be conducted at regular intervals and people, who have carved a niche for themselves in their field, would be invited to share their personal experiences to encourage the students.

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