Kalam for fusion of e-governance and RTI
President APJ Abdul Kalam on Friday asked the Government to expedite the Rs 23,000 crore National E-Governance Grid Programme to make the revolutionary people friendly Right To Information Act a real success.
Inaugurating the three-day national conference on RTI organised by the Central Information Commissioner (CIC) here at the Vigyan Bhavan, Kalam said that the objective of the Act could be achieved only if the ambitious NEGP programme was completed at the earliest.
Once completed "the programme which aims at integrating information network at the district, states and national level to a common e-information grid would help faster and transparent dissemination of information to the citizens," the President said.
Kalam advised the CIC to carry out various changes of its website programme so as to make it more meaningful to the applicants who move the commission for information.
Pointing out that lack of awareness was one of the principal reasons for people approaching officials who are unrelated to the issues involved, the President asked the CIC to put on its website the role and duties of the different departments and officials in the country's federal structure.
"The people should know which official to approach for their problem. Today at Rashtrapathi Bhavan we get hundreds for various requests ranging from departmental promotions to settlement of land disputes," the President remarked amid laughter.
Kalam for fusion of e-governance and RTI- The Times of India
the top has great vision than we can think of
The presidents desire to make this available can largely be met if RTI site provides a link to the National Portal @india.gov.in Hari Gautam Obhrai
Hon'ble President's vision is really great ! We as a member of this community can act on this by creating awareness about RTI and its various provisions.
Indeed the disemenation of information can be much faster using IT.
And the moto of RTI India is what Hon'ble President invisions.
I believe the President's decision is truly commendable, but do the rest share his enthusiasm? E-governance is the only answer and combining RTI would be bonus, but will the government implement it and if they did, i bet it'll take them years to do so. Besides just hope those websites work...
Government is working towards making RTI available to a common man ove web. It will take time to percolate down to all government departments as all are not equiped fully in IT.
Governemnt of India has developed a web based RTI monitering system.
RTI Request & Appeal Management Information System (RTI-MIS)
Lets hope in coming days this will be used by all department.
Great link Maneesh,
Can you submit it at links segment?