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Srinagar June 12:

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Jammu & Kashmir Right to Information Movement (RTIM) has appreciated the statement of Chief Secretary B V R Subramanyam wherein he assured that JK Bank would be brought under the ambit of JK RTI Act 2009 within a month or so. RTI Movement has appealed JK Bank Chairman to take necessary steps in this direction so that RTI issue is put before the Board of Directors (BoD) as soon as possible.  

In a statement Chairman of RTI Movement Dr Raja Muzaffar Bhat thanked and appreciated the role of Government especially Chief Secretary in ensuring transparency and accountability in JK Bank.

“ Chief Secretary cleared all our doubts regarding JK Bank during the Governor’s press conference. We hope Govt will provide all the support to new management of JK Bank headed by Mr R K Chibber the interim Chairman. We appreciate CS’s statement wherein he assured that by July JK Bank will be brought under the purview of State RTI Law.” said Raja Muzaffar Bhat

RTI Movement has suggested that all the Branch heads of Jammu & Kashmir Bank be designated as Public Information Officers (PIOs) and Cluster heads as First Appellate Authorities (FAAs) as mandated under RTI law so that people can have easy access to information at grass-root level. 

” We are ready to assist JK Bank in implementation of RTI law in the bank and at any point of time  if asked , we will render all our technical and legal support to JK Bank to ensure better implementation   of this law in all  its 900 plus branches ” said Dr Mushtaq Khan General Secretary of RTI Movement 

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