People become empowered through RTI act: CIC

DHAKA, Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) Dr Abdul Malek today said the people are becoming empowered through right to information act as the act guarantees free flow of information and people's right to information. "We have to keep in mind that getting information is not an opportunity, rather it is the right of everyone to get information in time," he said while addressing a workshop held at the conference room of the Information Commission of Bangladesh here. He said, "Right to information act has played a significant role in establishing good governance, transparency and accountability in the country." Urging all to publish information in time in line with the provisions of the existing laws, the CIC warned of punitive measures if anyone does not provide the information to the people. Information commissioners - Masuda Bhatti and Shahidul Alam apprised workshop of various matters related to right to information. Secretary of Information Commission Zubaida Nasreen, among others, were p resent at the event, said a press release. Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha