| 17 Apr 2024
PM hails auction of spectrum and FM Radio as proactive information to people

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, today, referred to the 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 Act’ as a tool through which the common man not only has 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), the Prime Minister 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 Government. He said administrative processes should be run based on trusting the people, rather than doubting them.

The Prime Minister said the 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.