Digital India backs RTI: Modi

New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said the Digital India initiative was complementary to the RTI – a tool through which the common man gets the right to question those in power.

“RTI (Right to Information) is a tool through which the common man has got not only the right to know but also the right to question those in power… It has become a tool for good governance,” he said in a statement here.

Describing the government’s Digital India initiative as complementary to the RTI, he said: “Putting information online brings transparency, which in turn, builds trust.”

In his remarks made at the 10th Annual Convention of the Central Information Commission, Modi mentioned the auction of coal blocks as well as spectrum and FM radio licenses, and said information should be given out pro-actively to people.

Calling an end to the “silo-approach” in government, he said: “Administrative processes should be run based on trusting people, rather than doubting people.”

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