DP Correspondent , Ludhiana:-Mahatma Gandhi State Institute of Public Administration Punjab (MGSIPA), Regional Centre, Patiala organized a two-day RTI training programme for Public Information Officers (PIOs) and Assistant Public Information Officers (APIOs) under Right to Information Act, 2005 on Wednesday. About 35 officers/officials of different ranks of various departments of District administration are taking part in this programme.The Training Programme which has been sponsored by Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) Government of India aims to sensitise the concerned officers about the Act and also to make them aware about the latest developments based on the judgments of the Central / State Information Commission and Hon’ble Courts.Iqbal Singh Sandhu, Additional Deputy Commissioner (General) Ludhiana while launching the programme, said that the RTI Act is an important tool to empower the people in a democracy, besides bringing about transparency and accountability in administration at all levels. He encouraged the officers to update their knowledge about this Act on the basis of tips given by the RTI experts in this 2-days programme. He complimented the MGSIPA Administration for organizing the event and reorient the skills of officers of District Administration about the provisions of the RTI Act.Jarnail Singh, Course Director (RTI) MGSIPA Chandigarh while highlighting the importance of RTI Act, 2005 training programmes, said that this is a pro-people act and the MGSIPA organizes such programmes in all the districts to generate awareness about the features of this significant Act.
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