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Right to Information (RTI) & You : Practice & Procedure made Easy

 

An RTI application is a powerful tool in the hands of citizens. It brings not only transparency but also accountability in governance. No wonder, students, journalists, social workers and common people use it extensively to get information related to work done in various projects and fields, and also keep a check on the government. Even though RTI is widely used and is quite popular, many people are not aware of what, how and where of the RTI process, marring their ability to file an application.

This course empowers you to file an RTI application by providing all key aspects of the procedure and sharing examples and samples. It outlines salient features of the Right to Information Act, 2005 emphasizing on how it promotes transparency and accountability in the working of the Government. The course gives the practical applicability of the Right to Information Act, 2005 and brings greater clarity on RTI among various stakeholders.

COURSE OUTCOME

 
 

After completing the course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the practical applicability of the Right to Information Act, 2005
  • File an RTI by going through the procedure for seeking information from any public office within the territory of India
  • Discuss the request disposal procedure as defined under the Act
  • Identify the information that is exempted from disclosure under the RTI regime

COURSE OUTLINE

 
 
  • Module 1 – Right to Information Regime in India: a Tool in the hands of the Citizens
  • Module 2 – Using the RTI Act to get “Information”- The Filing of the Request for obtaining Information
  • Module 3 – Disposal of the Request and the time limits for Compliance with the Request
  • Module 4 – Information Exempted from disclosure under the RTI Regime
  • Module 5 – Enforcement Measures
  • Module 6 – Success Stories and Case Studies
  • Module 7 – The Evolution of the Right to Information
  • Module 8 – Conclusion and the Way forward
  • Certification Exam/ Assessment

CERTIFICATION

 

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WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS COURSE

  • Lawyers
  • Law Students
  • Social Workers
  • Journalists
  • Common People interested in filing an RTI
  • Other interested stakeholders

Level: Beginner

Language: English

Duration: 6 Months

EVALUATION METHOD

Learners must submit all assignments and secure at least 50% marks in Certification Exam at the end of the course to obtain the course certificate.

About the Author

Ritika Ritu holds a degree in law from S'O'A National Institute of Law, Bhubaneswar. She has been conferred the University Gold Medal for her excellent overall performance in five years integrated B.Sc. LL.B (Hons) programme by the S'O'A University, Bhubaneswar. She is presently enrolled with the Bar Council of Delhi and has over 2 years of experience in leading and managing varied legal projects.

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