The project not only aims to meet the
statutory requirements as stipulated under the RTI Act but is designed on
the principle that there should be an open access to all information. The
project realizes that withholding of any information is generally governed
by the intention of hiding information which in turn indicates that there
has been some wrong committed somewhere. It is therefore imperative that all
information is provided to the community through website, brochures, wall
writings and such other means of mass communication so that the elements
trying to subvert the principles would be on guard.
Accordingly, the project is to come up
with a informative website where suo moto disclosure of all project related
information, act and rules governing the project, component/subcomponent
wise project budget, annual action plan etc. will be put up. Besides the
website, the project will use other means of mass communication like wall
writings, news letters, transparency pillars for each work component etc.
for dissemination of information.
For smooth implementation of RTI Act
requirements, one officer not below the rank of Assistant Engineer of Minor
Irrigation Wing in each DPU shall be declared as the PIO who will be
responsible to provide on-demand information under the RTI and an officer in
the rank of Junior Engineer will be designated as Assistant PIO. At the SPU
level, the Executive Engineer will be designated as PIO and one of the
Assistant Engineers PIO of the DOWR shall continue to be the PIO for the
Project. These officers shall ensure meeting all the statutory requirements
of the Act.