Panaji, December 13, 2018 …….. The Department of Information and Publicity is conducting two half day workshops on RTI Act 2005 in North and South Goa district. The workshop for North Goa will be held at Mapusa Residency, Mapusa on December 14, 2018 whereas the workshop for South Goa will be held at Conference hall, Mathany Saldanha Collectorate Complex, Margao on December 20, 2018.
The function will be held from 9.30 am to 2 pm.The Participant of the workshop will include elected representatives of Local self government bodies such as Municipality and Village Panchayat, Consumer clubs, consumer forums and general public.
Two Resource Persons namely Smt.Sima Fernandes, Assistant Director GIPARD and Shri Roland Martins, Coordinator, Goa CAN will guide /enlighten the participants of the workshop on various aspects of RTI Act. Smt. Sima Fernandes will speak on RTI Act and overview whereas Shri Roland Martins will speak on RTI Act 2005, a tool for transparency and accountability.
The primary objective of conducting the workshops is to empower the citizens to promote transparency and accountability in the working of the government and to educate them on various aspect of RTI Act and also to make them aware of rules and gain access to seek information under RTI Act.