Rohtak, February 29
With a view to ensuring transparency in the functioning of the Punjab and Haryana Bar Council, the Right to Information (RTI) Act will soon be implemented in the council. This was stated by Dr Vijender Singh Ahlawat, newly elected vice-chairman of the council, while addressing a news conference here yesterday.
He said it sounded strange that the council, which was the biggest licensing and regulating body of lawyers in Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh, had not implemented the RTI Act. “Our team has now decided to enforce the act to bring about transparency in the council’s functioning,” he maintained.
Dr Ahlawat further said that their next priority would be to make the enrolment fee for council membership affordable, especially for new lawyers. “Efforts will be made to cut the expenditure of the council and use the saved amount for the welfare of lawyers,” he said.
Every social or professional organisation must come in the purview of RTI 2005. Why we human being are not transparent in our working and creating tensions in society for time being benefits. Transparency will make life very peacefull.