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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



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