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has anyone used the RTI?

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pree

Hi guys,

 

I am a journalism student working on a project about the RTI. I need to either speak with an activist or someone who has made use of the Act.

Has anyone of you used this Act or knows someone who has? If so, then please leave me a message here or email me at preejohn@................

 

I just have a few basic questions to ask - all in all it won't take more than 10 or 15 minutes.. Please help me out.

 

It is kind of urgent - i need to submit the project tomorrow (4th Feb). Please guys, do reply as soon as possible.

 

Looking forward to some help...

 

Thanks alot

 

Preeti

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ganpat1956

Please do not post live email links in the forum.

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pree

ok, will do!

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Dr Rajinder K Singla

Yes. I have effectively used the Act to extract information from CBSE Delhi, Forest Departments of Centre and HP State, Deputy Commissioner Solan (HP), TCP Dept. HP and Chandigarh Administration. What would you like to ask? May I help you.

Dr Rajinder K Singla

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Abhinav Bohare

Thats so nice of you Dr Singla

 

And Dear Pree

 

I would also add that do give some time once your urgent project is over do give time to understand RTI and the way it has really helped so many

 

As a catalyst , As a last time resort and as a real and virtual friend

 

If you need to see the power of words its hear

 

"De Di hume winning information bina bribe bina chal

 

RTI Act of India tune kar diya kamal"

 

Thanks

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pree

Dear Mr. Bohare

 

Thank you for your reply.

 

While my knowlege of the RTI has been basic at best, researching for this project has definitely helped me understand and appreciate it better.

 

I assure you, i am spending time to get to know it!!

 

Thank you

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snkmoorthy

dear pree,that is a lovely question to ask in this forum. many of the members are die-hard rti activists and loaded with information on rti act and its uses. i am a PIO; it may be said that i am on the other side of the fence yet wedded to this forum. you may post your questions to my email address for quick response.

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pree

Dear Sir,

 

Thank you for your reply.

 

Unfortunately i am unable to find your email address on your profile...

 

Please do let me know any other way i can contact you..

 

Thank you

 

Regards,

 

Preeti

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wagh7

pree ji,

 

you can put your questions here only, so that everybody will answer your questions, and other members also get updated about your quests and our answers.

 

hope you will put your questions.

 

rakatkam.

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pree

These are my questions

 

1. How important do you think the RTI is in India today (in the present socio-political scenario)?

 

2. How aware do you think Indian citizens are of the Act?

 

3. Can you please describe one or more situations for which you used the RTI? and the exact steps/ procedure you followed? (the time frame etc)

 

4. Who introduced you to this Act?

 

5. Do you see any loopholes in this Act? Are there any difficulties one might face while filing a petition or subsequently?

 

6. Have there been any amendments to this Act?

 

7. Do you try and make others around you aware of the existence of the RTI and the procedure, and the effect it can have on improving the Indian democracy?

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ganpat1956

Pree,

While you wait for answers from other members, please browse through the Sucess Stories, General Discussions & News and discussions. You will find this place a store house of knowledge.

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pree

Thank you,

 

I have been doing that for the last couple of hours!!

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wagh7

very good pree,

 

answers: 1) It is very very important in India.

(a) It has given a supreme power to citizen of India in knowing the things happening in govt. and semi-govt. section.

(b) It also became an axe on corruption and many more.

 

(2) 5 to 10 % citizen are only aware of the act.

 

(3) Plain paper application seeking details of information you want. addressed to PIO.

paying Rs.10/- DD as application fee.

 

(4) through my friend and websites.

 

(5) Some officers still donot give receipt, nor accept easily. and ask us to send it through registered post and force us spend more. - Some loopholes are there.

(6) many decisions were given by CIC.

 

(7) Yes, I insist a lot to troubled citizen, harrassed people. The Act should much improve, still it is given much supports to corrupt officers, they are just skipping the questions by way of exemptions, trade secrets etc., - This act if improved it can improve very much in the Indian democracy.

 

 

rakatkam

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maneesh

Dear Pree,

You can make each question a separate thread which will involve wider response from the people and you will find each one has some thing to add.

For example you can have a poll also on the percentage of citizen using RTI.

We have a very matured community and you will be amazed with the response.

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wagh7

pree ji,

 

Did you complete the project.?

 

rakatkam

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snkmoorthy

pree ji, the idea given by maneesh is sound and needs to be followed. the questions you have asked require somewhat lengthy answers; one line answers would not do justice to the topic.

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aamaadmi

I have been using for the last 2 years. Out of the 4 public authorities, only one has responded in the spirit of the Act. The rest have been evasive, misleading and not caring to reply.

The AAs have proved of no avail

Similarly, the SIC, in my case has proved futile, where my appeal is pending since 06.

Functioning needs drastic change

aamaadmi

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talk2me1988

sir can u tell me how to make use of RTI??? my area drains are filled wit silt. it is causing health problem to the people. it has been more than a year they have cleaned the drains.... i m from Bangalore...

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wagh7

talk2mw1988 ji,

 

Ask a question in the RTI application that: when the drains... were cleaned last time.

 

 

rakatkam.

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