A meeting of RTI Cell, Office of the Labour Commissioner, Odisha was conducted on 19.10.2019 to decide the modus operandi for updating proactively disclosed information under Sec.4 (1) of the RTI Act, 2005 in the Government RTI Portal in the Conference Hall of the Office of the Labour Commissioner, Odisha, Bhubaneswar under the chairmanship of the Joint Secretary to Govt., Labour & ESI Department, Odisha & OSD- cum-Chaiman, RTI Cell.
At the outset the Public Information Officer-cum-District Labour Officer, Hqrs. Stated that as per the Right to Information Act, 2005, every Public Authority should provide as much information suo motu to the public through various means of communications so that the public have minimum need to use the Act to obtain information. Section 4(1 )(b) of the Act, in particular, requires every Public Authprity to publish 17 categories of information. Internet being one of the most effective means of communications, the information is required to be posted on the website
Earlier, Govt, in l&PR Department, Odisha has assigned M/s. Luminous Infoways Pvt. Ltd. to assist all Govt. Departments to update the aforesaid proactively disclosed information in English in RTI Portal i.e. www.rtiodisha.gov.in_. As the same has already become obsolete in the meantime, Govt, in l&PR Department has instructed all Departments to update the said information under the 17 manuals at the earliest. Recently, M/s. Luminous Infoways Pvt. Ltd. has been allowed vide letter No. 9623 dtd. 22.08.2019 of the I & PR Deptt., Odisha to continue as the Content Service Provider to the RTI Portal and the agency will help in updating proactively disclosed information both in English and Odia in the said Portal of every Public Authority. Govt, in Labour & ESI Deptt., Odisha has instructed to take necessary action in this regard, for which the meeting has been convened to decide the modus operandi for updating proactively disclosure information both in English and Odia in the RTI Portal w.r.t. the Labour Directorate, Odisha and OB&OCWW Board
The Chair person stated that “as the RTI Act has been enacted to promote transparency and accountability in the working of every Public Authority” all Sections are required to extend their co-operation to the RTI Cell and M/s. Luminous Infoways Pvt. Ltd. for updating the 17 Manual information, at the earliest. Thereafter, every month the updated information must be submitted to the RTI Cell for continuous updation of the proactively disclosed information by using their User lD and password issued for the public authority
After detailed discussion, meeting has concluded with vote of thanks.