Haryana schools, colleges’ curricula to have RTI

January 7th, 2012 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS  

Chandigarh, Jan 7 (IANS) The Haryana education department will add a chapter on the Right to Information (RTI) Act in the curricula of schools and colleges across the state, a senior officer said here Saturday.

Chief Secretary Urvashi Gulati said this was one of the several steps being taken to make the administration transparent and making people, especially the younger generation, aware to take advantage of the RTI Act.

She said that with a view to promoting openness, transparency and accountability in the working of every public authority, the RTI Act had been fully implemented in Haryana.

Gulati said all departments in the state have been directed to prepare their ‘Citizens’ Charters’ to improve performance in service delivery and to provide service which meets people’s needs.

“The Citizens’ Charters of 111 departments and organizations have so far been formulated and the charters of the remaining department and organizations are in the process of being framed,” she said.

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