10 Jun 2024, 20:20

People become empowered through RTI act: CIC

DHAKA, June 10, 2024 (BSS) - Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) Dr Abdul 
Malek today said the people are becoming empowered through right to 
information act as the act guarantees free flow of information and people's 
right to information. 

"We have to keep in mind that getting information is not an opportunity, 
rather it is the right of everyone to get information in time," he said while 
addressing a workshop held at the conference room of the Information 
Commission of Bangladesh here.

He said, "Right to information act has played a significant role in 
establishing good governance, transparency and accountability in the 

Urging all to publish information in time in line with the provisions of the 
existing laws, the CIC warned of punitive measures if anyone does not provide 
the information to the people. 

Information commissioners - Masuda Bhatti and Shahidul Alam apprised workshop 
of various matters related to right to information.

Secretary of Information Commission Zubaida Nasreen, among others, were 
present at the event, said a press release. 

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