Sharing of information and creation of a transparent governance structure accountable to people of our country are key pillars of democracy, said Vice President.
Speaking at the inaugural session of the annual convention of the Commission, Vice President Naidu said that the right to Information enables greater Government accountability, facilitates citizens’ participation and lends transparency to Government functioning.
“Enhanced access to credible information makes our democracy more progressive, participatory and meaningful,” he said.
Naidu quoted Kautilya and said that good governance is aimed at fulfilling welfare of people. ‘In the happiness of the king’s subjects lies his happiness, in their welfare, his welfare’.
An early disposal by Information Commissions will help citizens get their grievances redressed quickly. I would encourage all Commissions to make a concerted, sincere effort towards speeding up disposal of cases registered with them.