Staff Correspondent

Workshop inaugurated for officers of municipal councils


  • Informed citizens essential to make democracy function
  • Act enables people to move on the right direction

    DHARWAD: The Right to Information Act, 2005, has adequate provisions to protect upright and honest officers, Vijaykumar, Registrar, National Law School of India University, Bangalore, has said.

    He was speaking after inaugurating a workshop on "Right to Information Act, 2005" organised by the Karnataka Urban Infrastructure Development and Finance Corporation (KUIDFC) and University College of Law, Dharwad, for the officers of municipal councils.

    Prof. Vijaykumar said democracy involved relationship between the governor and the governed and was a sort of social contract.

    To make democracy function, informed citizenry was an asset, he said.

    Quoting John Stuart Mill, he said the representative represented those who had voted for him and also those who had voted against him.

    He represented the whole constituency.

    But here the representatives had to come to represent their parties and the principle of collective responsibility in the context of parliamentary form of government had become the first victim of majority strength, he said.