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SRINAGAR, Oct 12: MLA Kulgam Mohammad Yusuf Tarigami today said that he would like to see Kulgam district to come up as a model district with regard to implementation of Right to Information (RTI) Act particularly with respect to proactive disclosure of information of use and importance to the residents.The MLA Kulgam promised support including resource support from his MLA fund in order to make the vision of transparency and accountability in the district administration come true in the real sense and that too in near future. He said the RTI Act is not just any other law, but the very essence of good governance."In order to improve the system, awareness of RTI law among the people of Jammu & Kashmir is vital," said Tarigami while delivering the Presidential address at the District lev
Dear all, The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) - the nodal department for implementing The Right to Information Act, 2005 (RTI Act) in the Government of India has uploaded two important documents on its website.   1) The DoPT has issued reasonably detailed guidance for Public Information Officers (PIOs) to help them send better drafted replies to RTI applicants. Every PIO is now required to include in his.her reply- the office number given to the request, name and contact details of the PIO including email address, detailed reasons invoking the relevant provisions of access to information is denied, name and contact details of the appellate authority whom the applicant may approach with a grievance within 30 days of receipt of the reply. This advisory is an outcome of t
Wednesday, 23 September 2015 12:10

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A two-day capacity building workshop concluded at Cultural Hall Kargil, today.  The workshop was organized by J&K RTI Movement and Common Wealth Human Rights Initiative.  Yesterday the workshop was inaugurated by the Chairman and Chief Executive Councilor Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council Kargil, Haji Mohammad Haneefa Jan. Noted activists from Delhi and Kashmir, Venkatesh Nayak, Manisha Chaheri and Dr Ghulam Rasool were present on the occasion.  The activists interacted with the local activists and discussed various issues related to district Kargil.  The representatives of Student Educational Movement Kargil (SEMOK) and Youth Action Committee also attended the workshop. Ventakesh Nayak (CHRI) and Dr Ghulam Rasool (J&K RTI) gave a presentation on Right To Informa
Wednesday, 23 September 2015 12:10

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A two-day capacity building workshop concluded at Cultural Hall Kargil, today.  The workshop was organized by J&K RTI Movement and Common Wealth Human Rights Initiative.  Yesterday the workshop was inaugurated by the Chairman and Chief Executive Councilor Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council Kargil, Haji Mohammad Haneefa Jan. Noted activists from Delhi and Kashmir, Venkatesh Nayak, Manisha Chaheri and Dr Ghulam Rasool were present on the occasion.  The activists interacted with the local activists and discussed various issues related to district Kargil.  The representatives of Student Educational Movement Kargil (SEMOK) and Youth Action Committee also attended the workshop. Ventakesh Nayak (CHRI) and Dr Ghulam Rasool (J&K RTI) gave a presentation on Right To Informa
MUMBAI: It's been a year since Sandeep Shetty quit his job and began fighting full time to bring his brother's killers to book. Court hearings and a botched up CBI probe have taken up much of his time over the last five years, ever since his brother Satish was knifed to death in Pune while using the Right To Information Act to expose land scams along the Mumbai-Pune expressway.Satish is one of 10 RTI activists killed in Maharashtra, a state that has recorded the highest number of attacks, both fatal and otherwise, on RTI activists in India, a decade after the country passed its sunshine transparency act. Data compiled by the Comonwealth Human Rights Initiative shows that 60 RTI activists were attacked, harassed or killed in the state, the highest for the country.When it comes to murders,
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