Published On: Fri, Jun 19th, 2015

Delhi govt to conduct RTI test for its officials in Sept

New Delhi: To encourage its officials to get acquainted with the provisions of Right to Information Act, the Delhi government has decided to conduct a RTI comprehension test for them in September.

Delhi Chef Minister Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi Chef Minister Arvind Kejriwal

“All officers and staff members, including those from Group D, of various departments of Government of Delhi, its subordinate offices/undertakings and local bodies can participate in the test,” a senior official said here today.

Public Information Officers (PIOs) in various departments /organisations have also been asked to take the test.

The official said complaints are being received regularly from RTI applicants and activists that PIOs are not following provisions and instructions issued under the act regarding updating websites and posting information online.

“Therefore, a need has been felt to enhance awareness regarding various provisions of the RTI Act amongst PIOs working in the offices under the GNCT of Delhi.

“It is accordingly, requested to encourage and nominate PIOs working in the departments/offices under your (officers) control to participate in this test which is essentially to enable participants for updating their knowledge about the existing provisions of RTI, Act,” the official said, adding, desirous candidates can apply for this test by July 31.

The date of the test is, however, yet to be finalised by the government. The test will contain 100 objective/subjective type of questions.

PTI

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