Most bureaucracies prefer status quo to any change, mainly to hedge against risks and personal liability for the consequences of their decisions.
DoPT has announced a specific Budget and Implementation Guidelines for "Strengthening, Capacity Building and Awareness Generation for effective implementation of the RTI Act.
The Budget allocations are:
2008-09 Rs. 8.07 Crores
2009-10 Rs. 14.03 Crores
Total: 22.10 Crores.
The Budget will be used for:
1. Strengthening and Capacity building: This includes strengthening of the SIC's through IT enablement, Video Conferencing with districts, digitization of appeals/complaints, MIS for appeals/complaints and a "online" filing mechanism for appeals and complaints. It also includes a small component for propagation of RTI.
2. Training: This budget will be used for supporting training institutes to undertake training of all stakeholders, translation and publication of guidelines in local languages and capacity building for staff of CIC, SIC and DoPT.
3. Propagation of RTI: Awareness generation through Audio-Visual media and DAVP, advertisements in rural post offices and on other postal media.
4. Education: Reading material for RTI through NCERT, printed material for students and teachers, National and Regional workshops by DoPT, surveys and studies on implementation of RTI by DoPT
The full Guidelines are attached to this post.