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Delhi: Govt makes RTI test mandatory for officials

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Govt makes RTI test mandatory for officials

 

 

To encourage government staffers get acquainted with provisions of the Right to Information Act (RTI), 2005, the Administrative Reforms (AR) department of the Delhi government has planned an RTI comprehension test for its employees.

While the department has conducted similar tests earlier, efforts are being made this year to make the test mandatory for Public Information Officers (PIO) of all government departments.

The test, which will have a “college-exam-like” roll-number system, will be held in September, a notification issued by the AR department said. Those who score 80 per cent and above in the 90-minute written test, will be awarded Rs 1,500.

“The test would be confined to the provisions of the Right to Information Act and contain 100-marks objective/subjective type questions. The duration of the test would be one- and-half hours and separate papers would be set for each category — one for LDC (Lower Divisional Clerk), Group D and their equivalent, one for the UDCs, assistants and their equivalent and the third for superintendents and their equivalent and above,” the notification read.

 

Read More: Govt makes RTI test mandatory for officials | The Indian Express

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Hope such tests also become mandatory for those applying for ICs posts / before coming ICs and also for those working in SICs and CIC !

 

Even some of the "legal retainers" in the CIC have pathetic knowledge of the RTI Act.

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MANOJ B. PATEL

New Delhi, Jun 19 (PTI) To encourage its officials to get acquainted with the provisions of Right to Information Act, the Delhi government has decided to conduct a RTI comprehension test for them in September.

 

"All officers and staff members, including those from Group D, of various departments of Government of Delhi, its subordinate offices/undertakings and local bodies can participate in the test," a senior official said here today.

 

Public Information Officers (PIOs) in various departments /organisations have also been asked to take the test.Read more at;

 

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karira

Two threads on the same subject have been merged.

 

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A process which started in July 2014 (please read first post in this thread) ------------ is still not implemented till June 2015 !

 

In this "internet" Age, the Delhi Government is still travelling at Bullock Cart speed.

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