Mandi: As part of undergoing CBAI Project Cluster meetings on right to information were organised by Centre for Sustainable Development in association with My Himachal in various panchayats of Balh, Mandi Sadar and Karsog blocks of District Mandi.
Master Trainer Nek Ram Sharma and Prem Singh Thakur organised meetings in Bakhrot, Karsog and Mamel Panchayats . Master Trainer Chamaru Ram and Yash Raj organised meetings in Kummi, Bhadyal,Barsu, Behna and Bhangrotu gram panchyats of balh Block.
Master Trainer Nand Lal and Dinesh Sharma organised meeting in Kotli, Surari and Dhanyara gram panchayats of Mandi Sadar. People enthusiastically participated in these cluster meetings and learnt about various provisions of Right to Information Act.
They were told about various authorities and their duties under the Act. Master trainers, who have been imparted training by HIPA, also told them how to file appeals and various penal provisions if Public Information Officer refuses to give information or provides wrong information.