Right to Information versus Government Corruption

When many of us think of government corruption, we picture shady backroom deals, where dirty money is exchanged for illicit favors in a dark haze of cigar smoke. But corruption can be much more subtle than that. Continue reading

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Why spread awareness about Right to Information?

One of the projects of LEAF Society deals specifically with spreading awareness about Right to Information Act. Now most people would wonder why it is so important to spread information about a particular act, for an NGO, rather than providing the disadvantaged people with food and clothing. The full form of LEAF, Leadership through Education and Action Foundation, answers that question. Continue reading

The Basics of filing an RTI application

12th October, 2005, brought a brand new dimension to the Indian Democracy, as the day brought into effect the Right to Information Act, 2005.

RTI Act is intended to provide the citizen of India, the right to ask for information from “public authorities”. Although such rights have existed before the act of 2005 came into being, through various state legislations, but they suffered from severe inconsistencies.

Right to Information (RTI) Act, 2005, gives the right to seek information, to all the citizens (excluding those of Jammu & Kashmir of India1), from their government. An individual under this act can request any information, can ask for reports and records, can take certified samples of materials of public work, obtain information forms of printouts, diskettes, floppies, tapes, video cassettes ‘or in any other electronic mode’ or through printouts. Continue reading

Open House with Childline 1098

Open house is an activity continued after the school sensitization campaign in a village. Children are encouraged to share issues such as violation of rights, lack of protection, etc.

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