New Delhi: Union Minister for Home Affairs, Shri Amit Shah would preside as Chief Guest over the inaugural session of the 14th Annual Convention of the Central Information Commission (CIC) in New Delhi, on 12th October, 2019. Union Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region (Independent Charge); Prime Minister’s Office; Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions; Departments of Atomic Energy and Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh will be the Guest of honour.
The Central Information Commission has identified the following themes for three sessions of the Annual Convention:-
Gandhian Thoughts and RTI
RTI as a tool of effective governance
RTI Act- Challenges ahead
Shri Pawan K Varma, Prof. N. Radhakrishnan, Prof. Anurag Gangal will deliver a talk on Gandhian Thoughts and RTI. Shri Wajahat Habibullah, Shri A.N. Tiwari, Shri Shyamlal Yadav will share then views on RTI as a tool of effective governance. Shri Bimal Julka, Prof. Partha Pratim Chakrabarti, Ms. Anjali Bhardwaj will speak on Challenges ahead.
All present and former Chief Information Commissioners and Information Commissioners of the Central Information Commission, CICs and ICs from State Information Commissions as well as the First Appellate Authorities & Central Public Information Officers have been invited for the annual convention. Some nominated NGOs working at ground level has also been invited to participate in the Convention.