Gehlot lays foundation stone for RTI building in Jaipur

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot today said that misuse of information accessed under Right to Information (RTI) Act for personal motives should be discouraged. Speaking at the foundation stone-laying ceremony of the new building of Rajasthan Information Commission here, he said the RTI plays an important role in bringing transparency in governance and eradicating corruption but the practice of misusing information obtained through the RTI must be discouraged.
He said it is unfortunate that attacks on RTI activists have increased in recent times and stressed such matters must be dealt with effectively. He said Rajasthan Public Service Guarantee Act is being implemented in the state from November 14 to ensure time-bound public service of certain departments. Later referring to media reports on various court orders, which pulled up state government, Gehlot said that often the comments made by the court are misquoted in the media thus sending a wrong message to the public. He said that the news in the media is carried without any reference thus changing the meaning.