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President Kovind hails RTI Act

16 December 2018 12:07

[India], Oct 12 (ANI): President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday stressed on the importance of the Right to Information (RTI) Act, saying that it has contributed to the strengthening of the countrys democracy.Speaking at the 13th Annual Convention at the Pravasi Bharatiya Kendra here, the President marked the 13th anniversary of the Act, highlighting its contribution towards transparency in governance.Free flow of information is the essence of democracy, and for the people of a free-spirited nation, information is power. People have a right to know how they are being governed, how public money is being spent, how public and national resources are being deployed, how public services are being delivered, and how public works and welfare programmes are being carried out, the President said.However, President Kovind warned against the misuse of the Act for personal reasons and, saying, We must be cautious against fringe cases that try to use the RTI mechanism to settle pe.
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