Ajit Pathak rieletto alla Presidenza della Public Relations Society of India e lancia una iniziativa
Ajit Pathak, componente del comitato esecutivo della Global Alliance, a cinque anni di distanza è stato rieletto Presidente della Public Relations Society of India.Come prima iniziativa un accordo con il Governo per una ampia tematizzazione sul territorio del concetto di diritto all'informazione. Ecco una breve spiegazione.
"Every democratic country in the world appreciates the need and importance of the 'right to information' to its people. India earned independence on 15th August 1947 and adopted parliamentary form of government. Largest democracy of the world offers all citizens individually and collectively, basic freedoms guaranteed in the constitution as Fundamental Rights.To draw real advantage of these Fundamental Rights it is necessary that transparency is maintained in governance. And the best way to present a transparent face of the government/system, expose corruption, ensure just governance and empowering citizens of the country is to give them "Right to Information".
Right to have access to information relating to the general public is critical to the empowerment of the ordinary citizen and time and again voice has been raised asking for this right. Most of the official take public for granted and their corrupt employees and touts around encash on peoples helplessness.
In order to empower the citizens of India the Right to Information was approved by the Indian parliament in 2005 and received the assent of the President on the 15th June, 2005.
"Right to information" means the right to information accessible under this Act which is held by or under the control of any public authority and includes the right to:- inspection of work, documents, records;
- taking notes, extracts or certified copies of documents or records;
- taking certified samples of material;
- obtaining information in the form of diskettes, floppies, tapes, video cassettes or in any other electronic mode or through printouts where such information is stored in a computer or in any other device;As per the act Information means any material in any form including records, documents, memos, e-mails, opinions, advices, press releases, circulars, orders, logbooks, contracts, reports, papers, samples, models, data material held in any electronic form and information relating to any private body which can be accessed by a public authority under any other law for the time being in force but does not include "file notings".
PRSI is actively associated with the Central Information Commission for propagating the message and advantages of the Act. We have organised a sensatisation programme for all the chapter national council members and now individual chapters are organising separate programmes with the assistance of CIC.Since we are associated with World Bank who will have interest in such activities, this piece of information , I thaought would be handy for GA board members".