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RTI Awareness Strategies Initiative by Kerala State Information Commission. Requirements for efficient admn. of a people oriented law. People must be aware of *their rights under the law * how to exercise their rights * their duties and obligations. Sec. 26(1) of RTI Act.

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Rti awareness strategies initiative by kerala state information commission

RTI Awareness Strategies

Initiative by

Kerala State Information Commission


Requirements for efficient admn of a people oriented law

Requirements for efficient admn. of a people oriented law

People must be aware of

*their rights under the law

* how to exercise their rights

* their duties and obligations


Sec 26 1 of rti act

Sec. 26(1) of RTI Act

*Govt. to organise educational programmes

*In particular for disadvantaged communities

*PAs also to undertake such programmes


Peoples contact programme organised by ksic kerala state literacy mission authority kslma

Peoples Contact Programmeorganised byKSIC & Kerala State Literacy Mission Authority (KSLMA)

Started on 1-1-2007


About kslma

About KSLMA

*K S L M A has District Literacy Missions in all the Districts

*KSLMA has 3500 Continuing Education Centres (CEC) – located in Grama panchayaths

(There are 999 Grama Panchayats)


About kslma contd

About KSLMA (Contd.)

*K S L M A has 500 Nodal Continuing Education Centres (NCEC) – located in Block panchayaths, Municipalities and city corporations

(There are 152 BPs, 53 Municipalities and 5 City Corporations)

*There are about 8000 Preraks

*Minimum educational qualification for Preraks

- SSLC pass in CEC

- Graduation in NCEC


The programme

The Programme

Selection of Key Resource Persons(KRP)

*50 KRPs were selected – state level

*mainly Advocates, Engineers, Teachers –

*Serving and Rtd. Govt. and Non-Govt. officials, Activists

*One day Seminar on 1/1/2007


The programme contd

The Programme (Contd.)

Selection and Training of Resource Persons (RP) – District Level

* training organised at district level

*15 RPs in each district

*qualified persons

*trained as trainers

*training materials were supplied


The programme contd1

The Programme (Contd.)

*Selection and Training of Preraks

*Average of 150 persons in a district

*training organised at district level

*training materials were supplied


The programme contd2

The Programme (Contd.)

*Organising peoples Contact Programmes

*Organised by the Preraks

*7000 Programmes organised (approx)

*Participation – 6 lakhs plus

*GPs,BPs,DPs were associated


Programme evaluation

Programme Evaluation

Participation Urban Ω 20%

Rural & costal areas Ω 80%

Participation Male Ω 25%

Female Ω 75%

Tribal Participation > 1000


Rti help desks

RTI Help Desks

*Help desks in 55 Block Panchayats

*Model Help Desks in 6 districts attached to the offices of KSLMA

*Assist the Citizen in preparing the application

*Give necessary advice


Important disclosures in rural areas

Important disclosures in Rural areas

*Beneficiary select lists

*Guidelines for select lists

*Illegal encroachment into Govt. lands

*Bogus title deeds

*Estimate, Amount sanctioned, Actual expenditure etc. of projects

*Minutes of Grama Sabhas and Panchayats

*Unauthorised building constructions


Indirect benefit to citizens

Indirect Benefit to Citizens

*Quick disposal of applications, complaints etc.

*Timely disclosure of details of projects/ welfare schemes


Funding

Funding

*KSIC - 15.14 lakhs

*LSGs - 2.00 Lakhs (Approx)

*Other Sponsorships


Conclusion

Conclusion

*The Programme should sustain as a continuing programme

*The number of applications increased from 30,000 (approx) in 2006-07 to 2,50,000 (approx) in 2007-08

*Most of the applications are not strictly RTI applications

*Should go into finer aspects

- What is information?

- What is RTI?

*Need Financial support from the Govt. to sustain


Rti awareness strategies initiative by kerala state information commission

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