Citizens should have easy access to information: PM

Kathmandu, Aug 19: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said the citizens should have easy access to information.

In a message given on the occasion of start of a decade of implementation of the Right to Information legislation in the country, PM Dahal stressed on providing easy access to the citizens to information of public importance in line with the Right to Information Act.

The Prime Minister stated in the message that the celebration of the National Information Day would hold meaning only when the government, along with all the public bodies, express commitment and carry out works towards respecting the citizens’ right to information, providing information to the citizen seeking information within the stipulated timeframe stipulated on laws, keep separate records of the information demand and disclosure, classify the information, protecting the informant and giving a sense of good-governance to the general public by means of information flow.

“I want to draw the attention of all – the government offices, political parties, NGOs, private sector and all the statutory bodies – to the need of fulfilling the responsibility determined by the Right to Information law,” the Prime Minister said. RSS