Kathmandu, August 29:

The committee formed to formulate Right to Information (RTI) regulation handed over its draft report to Minister for Information and Communication Krishna Bahadur Mahara at the latter’s office today.

The committee, which was formed last year, prepared the report after holding discussions and consultations with various stakeholders.

The committee was headed by legal expert Kashi Raj Dahal.

Receiving the draft report, Minister Mahara hoped that the report would be a step forward in institutionalising and consolidating democracy in the country. Saying that RTI was not implemented as expected becasue of delays in the formulation of concerned laws, Mahara expressed his commitment to enforce regulation immediately after completing the necessary procedures. Handing over the report, leader of the draft committee Dahal hoped that the regulation would be successful in classifying information and enhancing public’s access on information.

The Regulation would get legal recognition once the regulation is endorsed by the cabinet, said member of National Information Commission Shree Acharya.