We are pleased to inform you that Delhi University Student's Union in association with DUSU Legal Cell, proudly presents its Workshop and Training Program on Right to Information Act. An RTI Training Workshop is being organized for those who are interested in getting a better
understanding of the RTI Act. A detailed overview on its Theoretical, Practical and Procedural aspects shall be dealt with in the training workshop.
Time: 12:15 pm- 3:30 pm
Venue: Umang Bhawan, New Law Faculty Building, Chattra Marg, University of Delhi
1. Devendra Kumar Singh, RTI Activist
2. Yogeesh Gupta, RTI Activist
Certificates will be provided to the registered attendees.
Rocky Tuseed Yogeesh Gupta
President, DUSU Convener DUSU Legal
Overview of the RTI Training Workshop The RTI Act, 2005 empowers a general citizen to make the authorities accountable and bring
transparency to the process. Right to Information Act 2005 mandates timely response to citizen requests for government information. The basic object of the Right to Information Act is to empower the citizens, promote transparency and accountability in the working of the Government, contain corruption, and make our democracy work for the people in real sense. It goes without saying that an informed citizen is better equipped to keep necessary vigil on the instruments of governance and make the government more accountable to the governed. The Act is a big step towards making the citizens informed about the activities of the Government.
All government agencies, whether they are under a state government or the Centre, come under the purview of the Act. For example, Municipal Corporations, PSUs (Public Sector Units), Government departments, Ministries at the State as well as Central level, Judiciary, Government owned Companies, Government Universities, Government Schools, Works Departments, Road Authorities, Provident Fund department etc.
The discussion would touch upon issues like relevant sections of the act and their use, definitions, how to draft an effective RTI, procedures to make a RTI application, process for 1st Appeal and 2nd Appeal, challenges during drafting and hearing of first appeal and second appeal and how to counter the tactics of the public information officer.
RTI experience and case studies will be discussed in order to relate the Act with reality.
We look forward to having you with us!