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Camp educates NGH locals on RTE, RTI
TURA: A one-day legal literacy camp to sensitise the people on Right to Education (RTE) and Right to Information (RTI) was organised on Friday by the District Legal Services Authority (DSLA) of North Garo Hills at district Headquarters, Resubelpara.
Speaking during the camp, Additional Deputy Commissioner, ZJ Sangma, highlighted the various rights of the people as given in the Right to Information Act 2005.
He said the Government of India has implemented the RTI in order to enable citizens to exercise their rights to pose questions to the government and different public utility service providers. Sangma also informed the gathering that the RTI Act mandates that any Indian citizen is free to seek any information from any public or government entity and the authority is under liability to such a request within a 30-day period from the date of receiving such an application.
DSEO, RTK Sangma, in his speech on Right to Education Act 2009, highlighted the modalities of the importance of free and compulsory education for children between 6-14 years. He added that the Act also provides that no child shall be held back, expelled or required to pass a board examination until the completion of elementary education.