Muddanur MPDO M. Suresh imparted training on the Right to Information Act (RTI) to 28 government employees in the District Training Centre in Kadapa Collectorate on Wednesday.

Mr. Suresh told employees to gain awareness on the RTI Act and play a key role in passing on information to those seeking it.

Maintaining records

Section 4 (1) (a) of the Act stipulated proper maintenance of office records and Section 4 (1) (b) stipulated giving the names of all employees, their responsibilities and rules, he said. Proper maintenance of office records would facilitate giving the information sought by citizens, Mr. Suresh said.

The information sought should be given within 20 days as per Section 7 (1). Stipulated fee should be paid by the information seeker under Section 7 (3).

Information should be necessarily given, unless when they are related to security or when entail a heavy financial expenditure.