RTI workshop seeks transparency, accountability in Education

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Srinagar: Calling upon all relevant stakeholders to make sure that the educational system of J&K comes upto the best global standards, the Joint Director School Education Dr Syed Abid Rasheed Shah,IAS highlighted that the educational system of J&K has the best possible human resource available in terms of the teaching community.However a concerted effort needs to be put in by all stakeholders to uplift the educational standards of the government schools.

He was speaking at the one-day RTI workshop organised by the College of Education, Srinagar, which was attended by scores of principals of various higher secondary schools of Srinagar. On the occasion The director said that inspire of a heavy investment in the public education sector,our return on investment need to be improved. He said “the education system must be able to produce par excellence scientists, engineers, Nobel laureates,researchers etc. ” Dr Abid emphasised the need to bring about a qualitative improvement in the educational system whereby the students can excel in government schools and create a niche for themselves. 

Mr. Shah said that RTI was an important tool to induce accountability and transparency with regard to the policies and programs implemented by the government. Speaking at the function, the Chief Information Commissioner, Mr G R Sofi, dealt at length with various aspects of the Right to Information. “In spite of the peculiar circumstances that the state of Jammu and Kashmir has been in for quite some time now, efforts are on to bring RTI to the

governance landscape to ensure transparency and accountability in the government and non-government works for the common good of all the concerned.” 

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