Monday, September 25, 2006

Right to information law soon, says Badu

Minister of State for Information and Communication Dilendra Prasad Badu has said that the government is to introduce the Act Related to Right to Information very soon so that to guarantee the people's rights to information.

During an interaction programme after releasing the Nepal report about the Press Freedom status during the year 2005-06 organised by the Freedom Forum here Sunday, he noted that the Bill would soon be made public as per the suggestions submitted by the organisations, government sides and experts concerned.

Also during the occasion, Registrar of the Supreme Court Dr. Ram Krishna Timilsina presented a concept-paper related to the rights to information and stressed on the need for the government to introduce the policy without any further delay as the democracy could not be consolidated until the rights to information was guaranteed.

Informing the programme that a total of 90 countries throughout the world have separate laws related to rights to information and constitutional arrangements were made regarding rights to information in some two dozen countries, he stated that out restrictions of information were imposed in most of the policies of a total of 212 Policies in Nepal.

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