tripurainfo.com's latest publication 'Tathya Janar Adhikar Ain' (Right to Information Act) authored by senior journalist Jayanta Debnath is a comprehensive guide to common people, activists and journalists keen to access information under the provisions of this Act. The book was officially released by chief minister Manik sarkar on December 5, 2011 in Agartala Press club.

In the well-attended programme the speakers included Chief Minister Manik Sarkar, State Information Commissioner Shyamalima Banerjee, eminent doctor Bikash Roy, Chief Secretary Dr S.K.Panda, Vice Chancellor Professor Arunoday Saha and veteran journalist Shekhar Dutta .

Chief Minister pointed out that without proper education common people can not enjoy the fruits of RTI Act; Vice Chancellor Arunoday Saha lamented its abuse by activists, disclosing one applicant had sought information about his academic qualification and certificates. Dr Biksh Roy and Ms Shyamalima Banerjee focussed on the utility and importance of the Act in making government functioning more transparent and responsible but the Chief Secretry Dr S.K.Panda pointed out the dichotomy of 'power without responsibility' and 'responsibility without power', remotely hinting at misuse of the Act's provisions by vested interests. The comprehensive guide book on ‘Right to Information Act’, translated and edited by Jayanta Debnath.


Sekhar Datta, Journalist,
Editorial Director

 
 
 


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