Teachers forum to educate students about RTI Act
A teacher’s forum consisting of teachers from various institutions have joined hands to educate the students and others on the Right to Information (RTI) Act, 2005.
At its inauguration at Hyderabad, the Magsaysay award recipient Mr. Sandeep Pandey said that the teachers have a crucial role to play in moulding the personality of the youth. Mr. Pandey regretted that educated persons are turning out to be more corrupt than their uneducated counterparts as is evident in the fall in ethics in professions like medicine, engineering, law and bureaucracy. Chief Information Commissioner of State Information Commission (SIC) of Andhra Pradesh, Mr. Jannat Hussain pointed to the need for such RTI forums in all schools and colleges to promote awareness about the law among the students.
The poor public awareness on RTI even after seven years of enactment of the law, has necessitated the need for such forums to spread awareness on Right to Information (RTI) Act.