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PM hails spectrum & FM Radio auction as proactive information to people

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NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today referred to auctions of spectrum and FM radio licenses to say that information should be given out proactively to the people.

 

He described the "Right to Information" (RTI) Act as a tool through, which the common man has got not just the right to know, but also the right to question those in power. 

 

In his remarks at the 10th Annual Convention of the Central Information Commission (CIC), Modi said that the Union Government's Digital India initiative is complimentary to RTI, because putting information online brings transparency, which in turn, builds trust. 

 

The Prime Minister called for an end to the silo-approach in the Government. He said administrative processes should be run based on trusting the people, rather than doubting them. 

 

Modi also said that RTI has become a tool for good governance. He also described how the PRAGATI platform developed in the PMO has become a vibrant platform for monitoring progress of projects.  

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