Nawada, Bihar: The vital tenet of the Right to Information (RTI) is facing negligence as district officials provide incomplete information on waste paper, a grave concern highlighted by RTI activist Pranav Kumar Churchill. The district administration’s failure to ensure proper information dissemination has spurred demands for accountability and corrective measures.
The prominent RTI activist, Pranav Kumar Churchill, flagged the issue when he sought a comprehensive list of commercial vehicles operating within government departments. The proliferation of private number plates on government vehicles has raised concerns about potential revenue losses for the government.
The district administration, however, took a less-than-optimal approach by disseminating the sought information across various departments, directing them to provide information from their individual levels. The conventional procedure mandates the district administration to centralize and compile information, ensuring a comprehensive overview. Regrettably, certain departments have chosen to furnish their responses on waste paper, thereby undermining the spirit of transparency and information accessibility.
In light of these developments, Pranav Kumar Churchill has submitted a formal communication to the General Administration Department, detailing the circumstances. He has urged immediate investigation and appropriate actions against those responsible for the lapse. The incident emphasizes the need for authorities to uphold the principles of the RTI act and ensure the accessibility and accuracy of information, reinforcing transparency and accountability within the administrative framework.