File RTI Anonymously

Posted In India, Thoughtworks - By NitiN Kumar Jain On Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012 With 0 Comments

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If you are an active RTI activist or believe in getting things changed by filing an RTI but seeing the recent brutal killing / harassment of people involved in fetching information from officials, we are somewhat afraid of RTI.

RTI Anonymous comes to our rescue.

RTI Act, Right To Information, as you all know is an act of the Parliament of India “to provide for setting out the practical regime of right to information for citizens.” Under the provisions of the Act, any citizen may request information from a “public authority” (a body of Government or “instrumentality of State”) which is required to reply expeditiously or within thirty days.

People are actively using this act to unearth the wrongdoings of many government offices and know the information which has been behind curtains so far. But certain bad elements of society who were benefiting earlier because of their good relations with the offices like civil mafias, mechanical mafias etc are now endangered and loosing control as offices now are not preferring to favor anyone as the system is open now.

Due to this, these bad elements are threatening people to stay away from filing RTIs. Recent killings of some RTI activists has somewhat succeeded to put us on life-fear stage.

RTI Anonymous is an initiative by a bunch of technologists group Get Up for Change which gets you the information that you seek without having to fear of your life.

It is an online service, through which, any Indian citizen can File Right to Information (RTI) Applications Anonymously through RTI Anonymous (RTIA). They DO NOT HAVE TO REVEAL THEIR IDENTITY. Get Up for Change group will file those RTI Applications in their names and upload the documents obtained from the govt. on their website. People just need to draft the RTI Application or just give them details of which department the RTI has to be filed and why?

You can connect to them on their website or on their Facebook page.

They are doing a damn good job as can be seen from their recent revelations. Keep it up guys. We need many more people/groups like you.