Nominate Yourself for RTI Awards

Posted In India - By NitiN Kumar Jain On Wednesday, June 10th, 2009 With 0 Comments






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After I write few articles on the latest happenings in the revolutionary RTI law in India, I never thought that the Government is also planning to reward people who have been seeking information using RTI and officials who are providing information to the seeking people. It’s definitely a boosting news as far as common men are concerned.

About RTI

Right to Information (RTI) Act, 2005 was passed by the Indian Parliament to bring transparency in an environment riddled with intrigue, secrecy and corruption. People have used this law very effectively to bring about changes that are both big and small.

In about three and a half years of its working, the RTI Act has fundamentally changed the power equation between the government and the governed – those who wield power of the state in any form on the one hand and millions of those who are affected by the decisions and working of the state machinery on the other. Thanks to the RTI Act, in India, the “Public Servants” are finally being forced to recognize their real Master- the Common Man.

The National RTI Awards 2009

These are instituted this year by Public Cause Research Foundation (PCRF), aims to honor every year starting the year 2009, those Information Commissioners, Public Information Officers and Citizens who display exemplary commitment towards the Right to Information Act, 2005. Each award will carry a citation, a plaque and prize money of Rs. 2 Lakhs.

What you can do?

  • Self nomination
  • Nominate another citizen
  • Self nomination by a PIO
  • Citizen nominates a PIO

Visit http://rtiawards.org to know more about it and to nominate online.

-NKJ

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