In an effort to strengthen transparency and accountability at the state level, legislator Víctor Hugo Navarro Gutirrez presented an initiative to reform the Law of the Institute of Transparency, Access to Public Information and Protection of Personal Data (ITAIP). ) from Baja California.
The main objective of the initiative is that the head of the ITAIP presidency will attend the Plenary Session of the Congress in person to present his annual management report. Currently, the law only contemplates the presentation of this report in writing, without including the possibility of appearing before Congress.
Navarro Gutirrez emphasized the importance of the role of the Legislative Branch in the balanced use of political power, ensuring that it must be implemented within the legal framework and with strict compliance with the standards of conduct and efficiency that must govern in public service.
The reports presented to the legislative bodies of agencies, institutions and autonomous organizations are intended to complement, clarify and answer questions about what is reported, in addition to being accountable to society in general. the.
The deputy emphasized that currently, democracy means accountability and, therefore, a constant and institutional dialogue must be established between officials and citizens to make government actions transparent.
The initiative proposes to change article 25 of the Law on Transparency and Access to Public Information to establish that the annual report will be presented in writing and, in addition, to include the obligation for the head of ITAIP to appear when requested by Congress in State.