The Union authorities, through the monsoon session of Parliament, stated that it had no knowledge concerning the variety of migrants who died throughout migration to their native locations due to the lockdown.
- Last Updated: September 28, 2020, 3:31 PM IST
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Asserting that each citizen has the fitting to data, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday hit out on the central authorities for not offering solutions to “most questions” during the recent Parliament session.
Taking to Twitter, Banerjee, on the occasion of International Day for Universal Access to Information, said that the government is “answerable and accountable to individuals”.
“Today is International Day for Universal Access to Information. It is shocking how GOI got exposed during the recent Parliament session. Most answers said ‘no data available’. Every citizen has a right to information. The government is answerable and accountable to the people,” the chief minister tweeted.
The Union government, during the monsoon session of Parliament earlier in the month, said many states and Union Territories have not provided details of farmer suicides and hence the national data on the causes of suicide in the farming sector is “untenable”.
The Centre additionally stated that it had no knowledge concerning the variety of migrants who died or have been injured throughout migration to their native locations due to the lockdown.
The 74th UN General Assembly, on October 15 final 12 months, proclaimed September 28 because the International Day for Universal Access to Information.