The ‘National Meet of RTI Act’ organized by the Standing Conference of Public Enterprises (SCOPE) was inaugurated by Shri Y.K. Sinha, Chief Information Commissioner in the presence of Shri K. Ravinder Naik, IAS, Principal Secretary, Secretariat Administrative Department, UP Government. Shri Atul Sobti, Director General, SCOPE also addressed the inaugural session of the two-day program. Senior officials of UP Government and Public Sector Enterprises (PSEs) were also present.
The meeting is being attended by over 100 participants from 37 PSEs.
In his inaugural address, Shri Y.K. Sinha said that Public Sector Enterprises (PSEs) play a crucial role in the development of our country, but besides their significant role, they must ensure transparency, accountability, and good governance. He emphasized that transparency and accountability are the cornerstones of the performance of an organization, which reinforces the need to conduct workshops like this one being organized by SCOPE.
Shri K. Ravinder Naik addressing the participants appreciated SCOPE in organizing RTI Meet in Lucknow for the benefit and knowledge upgradation of information seekers and public authorities, especially in the largest state of the country, receiving maximum RTI applications.
Shri Atul Sobti said that RTI is a citizen centric Act facilitating transparency, ethics, accountability and empowering citizens. He highlighted that as PSEs are important pillars of the Indian economy, SCOPE as the apex body of PSEs, has been organizing knowledge and experience sharing programs in diverse regions of the country.
SCOPE’s National Meet aims to enhance the knowledge of Senior Officials, PIOs, Nodal Officers & Executives of PSEs and enable them to gain better appreciation of the RTI Act and the issues involved, for its effective implementation in their respective organizations.