Kathmandu, 10 April, 2015Â : National Information Commission Chief Commissioner Krishnahari Banskota on Friday spoke against concealment of the information labeling the Right to Information (RTI) as the weighing machine for measuring the extent of the success of democracy.
Launching a monthly managazine RTI Aid in a programme, Banskota said right to information was the basis for measuring democracy while emphasizing the problem created due to niggardly approach of the public bodies in doling out information to the citizens.
He expressed concern that the Nepali society and culture were still based on secrecy and stressed on the need for candor to bring into relief truth and information. Banskota also called on the government to incorporate a course on RTI in academic syllabus in school level for promoting the right to information.
“They stress on good governance verbally and advocate press freedom, but conceal the paper work that should have been informed inside a cabinet; this should end fast,” Banskota insisted.
On the occasion, GO-GO Foundation Chairman Kedar Khadka praised the paper and the team for starting a commendable task for promoting RTI.
National Dalit Commission Member-Secretary Sitaram Ghale advised for a dynamic initiation for securing human rights, press freedom and RTI.
The newly launched magazine editor Karna Bahadur Nepali said the magazine was being published to mitigate all forms of corruption and promote high level practice of human rights and democracy.
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