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basavaraj prabha

Hello,

tell the easy steps to become RTI activist?

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Prasad GLN

Neither it is easy nor difficult to be guided. Any man can call himself as RTI Activist in India. But hard work, and identifying the real problems in the area, filing RTI Applications, getting the problems solved, and media publicity all these are fundamentals. First read the RTI Act in your mother tongue, then follow all the posts in the portal in a week, and learn yourself within 30 days, whether it pays you to become RTI Activist or it burdens you.

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D.T.RATHAVA

..................and daily visit this portal and obtain guidance to your query related RTI

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kardisha

Any citizen can become an rti activist. But for this first of all study the rti act carefully and deeply in the language you know to understand the same. Follow the the threads on this portal study them deeply.also visit the the link how to become rti activist.

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Prasad GLN

To me, one can become activist only if he faces problems and compelled to learn, if by hobby, it may not last long. Suffering makes forces us learn to several important lessons. (Though, I never wish that any member should face problem)

There are exceptions like dedicated activists like Hon.Karira, Hon.Harinder Dhingra and Hon JP Shah, Sunil, RK Mishra as they do it all for a Public Cause themselves and I do not know how much hard work and sincerity (above all expenditure) goes into their study. But they never called themselves as RTI Activists themselves. For them it is a passion.

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MANOJ B. PATEL

RTI activists are vulnerable human rights defenders (HRDs) in India. Unlike other HRDs, a majority of the RTI activists are not part of an organisation; they often act alone, moved by anger at corruption and other illegal activities.

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karira

Thread moved to RTI General Discussions section

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MANOJ B. PATEL

There is a need to amend the RTI Act to provide for the protection of those seeking information under the Act. The Asian Centre for Human Rights has recommended that a separate chapter, “Protection of those seeking information under the(RTI) Act”, be inserted into the Act. Protection measures should include (a)mandatory, immediate registration of complaints of threats or attacks against RTI activists on the First Information Report and placing such FIRs before the magistrate or judge of the area within 24 hours for issuance of directions for protection of those under threats and their family members, and periodic review of such protection measures; (b)conducting inquiry into threats or attacks by a police officer not below the rank of Deputy Superintendent of Police/Assistant Commissioner of Police, to be concluded within 90 days; and ©trial of the accused within six months. Further, concerned Public Information Officers, First Appellate Authorities and those directly related with the information sought under the RTI Act should be presumed to have abetted the offenses against the RTI activists unless evidence proves otherwise.

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Prasad GLN

When several bills are in queue for decades to be passed as Acts, one can imagine how seriously Govt takes the recommendations. All these are rituals.

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