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RTI activist and merinews.com's CJ Subhash Agrawal appointed as an advisor to Delhi Government
Guinness Record holder RTI activist Subhash Agrawal has been appointed as an advisor in the Delhi Government ensure better implementation of the Right to Information (RTI) Act in the administrative machinery.

In his new role Agrawal will provide guidance and training on provisions of the RTI Act, 2005 to all PIOs/First Appellate Authorities under the Delhi government during his one-year tenure. He will also be working with the Administrative Reforms Department and will suggest ways and means for better implementation of the RTI Act.

In a mail to merinews.com, Agrawal said, “I feel honoured on being appointed as consultant to Delhi government by Honourable Lt Governor of Delhi. It will be my endeavor to make Delhi government and its sub-ordinate public-authorities amongst the best-rated public-authorities to respond to RTI petitions.”

He added, “I with my own experience am aware of several shortcomings with Delhi government and its other associated public-authorities in handling RTI petitions, and those of course will be tried to be removed. I will also contact former and existing Central Information Commissioners dealing with petitions filed at CIC in respect of public-authorities concerning Delhi government and other related public-authorities for their valuable feedback to improve the system.”

Agrawal said that he would also take care of difficulties faced by officers in handling RTI petitions at Delhi government and sub-ordinate offices.

“My appointment endorses deep commitment of Honourable Lt Governor of Delhi Shri Najeeb Jung for service to people of Delhi also by inducing maximum possible transparency in governance,” said Agrawal.


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