In an effort to promote transparency and accountability in the working of the Public Authorities the Right to Information Act, 2005 was enacted by the Parliament of India. The Act provides the citizens, the right to access information held by Public Authorities.
For democracy to be successful it is accepted that citizens must be informed. An informed citizen is important in the functioning of democracy to contain practices of corruption and to hold the government accountable.
To carry out the provision of the RTI Act, 2005 as mandated under section 28 of the Act, Chakma Autonomous District Council enacted its own RTI rule “Chakma Autonomous District Council Right to Information Rule, 2006” on May 14, 2009.
The Chakma Autonomous District Council has only one Appellate Authority, one Public Information Officer and one Assistant Public Information Officer for all the departments under it, instead of having such officers in each and every department.
|Sl. No||Name||Designation as RTI officers|
|1.||Purnendu Chakma, Executive Secretary||Appellate Authority|
|2.||Prabin Chakma, Information & Public Relations Officer||Chakma District Public Information Officer|
|3.||H. Nutan Chakma, District Fishery Development Officer||Chakma District Assistant Public Information Officer|
Section 4 of the RTI Act, 2005 makes it mandatory for public authorities to disclose information held by them on suo motu initiative. The CADC RTI Handbook is an endeavour towards this end. It shall provide information of all the 28 departments under Chakma Autonomous District Council as required under the section mentioned above.