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    Janane Ka Haq Song

    Janane ka haq is the anthem of the Right to Information movement in India. Janane ka Haq means Right to Know. This song underlines the importance of the Right to Information in day to day life of an individual. This song is written, composed and sung by Vinay and Charu Mahajan.

    Right to information | Mazhavil Manorama

    Marimayam is a sitcom aired on Mazhavil Manorama that depicts certain real public incidents that common people come across. This popular comedy show conveys a real picture of government offices in Kerala. Marimayam uses humour and satire to tug at the red tape that entangles people in rules and regulation. The show highlights sleaze, incompetence and delay in government offices, public and private institutions. The series shows the common man and his woes as he runs from one office to the other in search of a solution to his problems. Sathyasheelan, Koya, Valsala, Mandodari and Syamala, all characters in the show, highlight how red tape often strangles the common man or ties him in knots.

    Has The RTI Act Become Toothless?

    Are we as citizens giving less importance to seeking information that we have the right to know? Are politicians only adept at evading questions by diverting attention to another subject? With posts lying vacant in the Central Information Commission, grievances of people and queries posted under RTI take months or even years before they are attended to. Has the RTI become in all aspects helpless against apathy by public servants? We discuss. (Audio in Hindi)
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    Shailesh Gandhi on RTI (Pt 1)

    Shailesh Gandhi, the chief information commissioner for RTI Act, describes the history and scope of the Act and outlined the provisions, and even elaborated on the proper format and procedure for citizens to seek information. he argued that public-private partnerships should come under the RTI Act. "A lot of public assets will be shifted to these PPPs soon, so these should be covered by the RTI. Otherwise, it will be like a fraud, when public resources are privatised without anybody's consent," Mr Gandhi said.

    Using RTI Effectively - Shailesh Gandhi

    Shailesh Gandhi is a graduate in Civil Engineering from IIT Bombay. He was a first generation entrepreneur in plastic packaging and was CMD of Clear Plastics Ltd. At the end of the 90s, Mr Gandhi began to devote a considerable amount of time to civil society issues. He evangalised the use of RTI and tirelessly conducted RTI workshops. He was conferred the Nani Palkhivala Memorial Award for civil liberties in 2008. In the same year, he became the Central Information Commissioner for Right to Information.
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