Provide information professionally
The Chief Information Commissioner Muhammad Zamir yesterday urged the designated information officers to provide information to the people with sincerity and professional attitude.
While inaugurating a four-day long pilot training programme titled "Training Workshop for Designated Officers" he also stressed the need for strengthening capacity of around 4,000 designated information officers.
They are not well equipped for information management, he added.
Bangladesh Public Administration Training Centre (BPATC) in collaboration with Manusher Jonno Foundation (MJF) and World Bank launched the programme at BPATC.
Some 29 designated information officers from seven upazilas of Manikganj district will receive an intensive training at the workshop to strengthen their capacity to apply the Right to Information Act, says a press release.
This programme aims to build capacity for establishing functional "Information Unit for Authority." This is an innovative initiative in respect of mobilising grassroots for claiming information, tracking information request and strengthening capacity of designated officers, it added.
Hossain Jamil, member directing staff of BPATC chaired the inaugural session while Shaheen Anam, executive director of MJF and World Bank representative Rezwana Fara were also present.
Shaheen Anam informed that after successful completion of this piloting this will be institutionalised in other government apex training institutions.