Nagaland Information Commission has been regarded as one of the best of its kind in the entire country. This was revealed by the Nagaland Information Commissioner during the decade celebration of RTI Act.
The Right to Information Act (RTI) is an Act of the Parliament of India “to provide for setting out the practical regime of right to information for citizens” and replaces the erstwhile Freedom of information Act, 2002. The Act applies to all States and Union Territories of India except Jammu & Kashmir
- RTI Act was passed in 2005 by the UPA government
- During the decadal celebration, Nagaland CII informed that only 7% of the Right To Information applications are rejected in Nagaland making it one of the best in the whole country
- Buckchem Phom revealed that the theme of CII in Nagaland was Trust operating through Transparency
- He also recollected the functions of 10 year old information commission and told that out of the 92 public authorities two were described as ‘highly transparent’, 45 as ‘reasonably transparent’, 43 as ‘limited transparency’ and two with ‘poor level of transparency’
- He also recalled the roles of NGOs such as Nagaland Voluntary Consumers Society in making Transparent RTI possible