President to inaugurate fourth Annual Convention on RTI today

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New Delhi, Oct 12 (ANI): President Pratibha Patil will inaugurate the fourth Annual Convention on Right to Information (RTI) here today.

It is being organised by the Central Information Commission.

Lord Meghnad Desai will deliver the keynote address.

Chief Information Commissioner, Wajahat Habibullah, central information commissioners, policy makers, social activists, academicians and NGOs, among others, will take part in the deliberations over two days.

Delegates from some of the SAARC countries will also participate in the convention.

The convention will assess the implementation of RTI Act in the country. One session is assigned for proactive disclosures under RTI and problems and perspectives related thereto.

RTI in the developing world and propagation of RTI culture in a society will also be under focus.

The role of media and other means of furthering the cause of RTI will be examined during the convention.

The other issues on the agenda are role of political leadership in RTI and RTI and other laws in India.

Valedictory address will be delivered by Vice President Hamid Ansari. (ANI)

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