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NIC settled 1,175 cases relating communications sector in Nepal: Report

NIC report submit to PM Oli

KATHMANDU: The National Information Commission (NIC) has settled the total 1,175 cases relating to various sectors of a total of 1,176 lodged in the fiscal year of 2074/75, according to NIC’s annual report submitted to Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli here on Sunday.

The settled cases are related to administration and communications (846), financial sector (55), education (169), infrastructural development (47) and other sectors (59).

Receiving the annual report, PM Oli said the government was committed to providing information to public while saying the more citizens are provided with information, the more they could enjoy state facilities.

The NIC for the first time has incorporated the right to information (RTI) chapter in the curriculum of class 6,7, 9 and 11. Similarly, progress reports of 21 ministries have been brought by auditing RTI.

Similarly, the NIC held national summit in Kathmandu where there was representation of representatives of 77 districts as well as held interaction regarding implementation of right to information in all districts.

On the occasion, Chief Information Commissioner Krishna Hari Banskota said that training was imparted to media persons of all seven provinces and urged to appoint information officer by issuing a five-point order to 49 ministries of seven provinces.

He further said that an agreement to exchange support in the RTI sector between information commissions of Nepal and Bangladesh was signed as well as training of international standard was imparted to information officers.

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