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Debashis Basu

New National Rti Toll Free Helpline

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Debashis Basu

NEW NATIONAL RTI HELPLINE

 

The new number will be (080) 666-00-999. This is operational from May 1, 2007. As earlier, the Helpline will offer information in three languages English, Hindi and Tamil and will be open seven days a week from 8 am to 8 pm.

 

 

The shift has occurred because mphasis, a BPO company, has come forward to support the initiative by running the Helpline at a highly subsidised cost. The Helpline has received over 7500 calls to date from across the country.

 

However, you can also go directly to RTI INDIA RTI Helpline and contact the RTI Activist directly.

RTI HELPLINE: http://www.rtiindia.org/law/rti-activist-directory/

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Satish Gupta

This is great. Do you know who is operating this help line? Has anyone tried to ask a question to the help line to see if they give accurate answers?

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Debashis Basu

I have not used it. This information in Indian Express newspaper of 29th April 2007 carried that more than 7500 people had used it. It is mentioned in my posting.

 

The BPO company which is hosting the support is well reputed too.

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Debashis Basu

Hurrah !

 

I have made a test call to this RTI help line in Bangalore. It works very fine.

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colnrkurup

I too had contacted them. It is not toll free. It give an option for Kannada also. Of cource it is manned by www.manjunathshanmugam.org. It is functional. Time will tell its effectiveness and usefulness. I wish them all success. I advice that some of us should try its effectiveness in the comming days. I reckon that even a straw of hay has got some weight.

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R K Garg

I am running a free helplibne since 15th August 2008.Perhaps this is only helpline in this part of the country.I receive almost 5 calls a day. I always guide people.I receive large number of calls from interior of Punjab and Haryana and lot of NGOs also take guidence.Soon we are starting regular classes for learners of RTI. A website rtichandigarh dot com has been launched.

 

R K Garg

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jps50

Dear Shri Gargji,

 

Its nice to learn about your RTI initiatives. I shall be happy if my articles on my blog are of use to you for teaching RTI to learners. Please make use of it.

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