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With merely 0.7 per cent of the Right To Information (RTI) applications being rejected, the Nagaland Information Commission (NIC) has been rated as "one of the best" Commissions in the entire country.
This was revealed by Nagaland Chief Information Commissioner, Bukchem Phom while addressing the decade celebration of RTI Act in the state on the theme ‘RTI: Trust Through Transparency’ in Kohima on Saturday.
Recounting the activities of the Commission in the last 10 years, Phom said the Information Commission in the state has been working under the policy of ‘Trust through Transparency’ and has involved NGOs such as Nagaland Voluntary Consumers Society to undertake a study on how RTI has impacted Nagaland.
Of the total number of 92 public authorities audited, he said two were described as ‘highly transparent’, 45 as ‘reasonably transparent’, 43 as’limited transparency’ and two with ‘poor level of transparency’, he said.
Nagaland State Commission along with Chhattisgarh has conducted gender break-up records and also the economic profile of applicants through the RTI applicants, he said.
As transparency regulator in the state, he said the Commission has been conscientiously enforcing the Act in its entirety in letter and spirit, without fear and favour.