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akhilesh yadav posted a topic in RTI in MediaSrinagar: The state government’s attitude towards its official language, Urdu, can be gauged from the fact that it is yet to translate the Jammu and Kashmir Right to Information Act manual into it. To make it easy for people to understand the law, the governments were asked to disseminate information about it in user-friendly guides written in official languages of the states. Read more at: State govt yet to translate RTI manual into its official language | Kashmir Reader
karira posted a topic in RTI in Media[h=1]HC directs DVAC to upload its crime manual on its website[/h] The Madras High Court bench here has directed the Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption to upload its crime manual on its website within six weeks, rejecing DVAC's contention that it was a privileged document and could not be made public. The manual should contain details about Government instructions and guidelines to investigating officers relating to corruption cases, Justice M Sathyanarayanan said in his order said yesterday on a batch of petitions filed by some public servants who wanted to prove that the investigating officer in the corruption case against them had not followed procedures prescribed under the manual. The DVAC had refused to issue a copy of the manual to them, following which they moved the High Court. The counsel for the petitioners submitted that the DVAC could not insist on keeping the manual secret much to the disadvantage of the accused, who required it desperately to establish their innocence during the course of trial. The judge said the DVAC was not entitled to claim that it was a privileged document and could not be made public. "We are in the era of Right to Information Act and especially when the Central Bureau of Investigation itself had hosted its crime manual on its website, why can't the DVAC do the same", he asked. The State Information Commission had directed the DVAC on November 28,2011 to furnish a copy of the manual to an RTI applicant. Justice D Hariparanthaman had then dismissed the petition against the Commission's order in December 2012 and upheld the Information Commission's order. The judge pointed out that G Rajagopalan, counsel for Tamil Nadu Information Commission, had also submitted that the manual was not exempted from disclosure. Read More: HC directs DVAC to upload its crime manual on its website | Business Standard News
kikirthi posted a topic in Discussions on RTIHello!, Any one can use this, Every body who leaves in Karnataka can avail this and work done in karnataka Governmemt offices. Following is the attachment Karnataka Service Manual.pdf
CIC decides to Bring out Manual of Central Information Commission A Manual on Central Information Commission is to be published soon by the Commission. No target date has been fixed & no further details available about the content of the proposed Manual*. This was decided on the 15.1.2008 meeting of the Commissioners. It's also not known who shall be target audience of the proposed manual. But manual should target the CPIOs & Appellate Authorities first. Apart from the Manual, the commissioners also decided on the following issues. A format directing the CCA to attach salary of a public servant in case of imposition of penalty by the Commission has been approved. A directive of the Commission for appointing CPIO/AA by Delinquent Public Authorities will be uploaded on the website of the Commission which be will a guideline for the public authorities in this regard. http://cic.gov.in/CIC-Minutes/Minutes15012008.pdf Full Text version is reproduced here. Minutes of the meeting of the Commission held on 15.1.2008 Present: - A. Shri Wajahat Habibullah, Chief Information Commissioner B. Shri A. N. Tiwari, Information Commissioner C. Prof. M. M. Ansari, Information Commissioner D. Dr. O.P. Kejariwal, Information Commissioner E. Smt. Padma Balasubramanian, Information Commissioner E. JS (S), JS (TK), Deputy Secretary (PP), US (DCS), US (G S) assisted the Commission. Agenda item 1: Compliance of the minutes of the meeting dated 04.12.2007 & 18.12.2007 1. The Commission was apprised of the compliance of the minutes of the meeting held on 4.12.2007 and 18.12.2007. A format directing the CCA to attach salary of a public servant in case of imposition of penalty by the Commission has been approved. JS (S) will ensure that minor modification, which was suggested by the Commission, is incorporated accordingly. Agenda item 2: Discussion on issues raised by IC (K) 2. The Commission discussed the statement on petitions received and their monthly disposals. The Commission desired that there is a need for periodical review of components of information matrix in respect of petitions received disposed and alike. The Secretariat can seek guidance from Prof. M M Ansari, IC in this regard. The Commission was apprised of frequent power failures at Old JNU Campus. Commission directed that suitable arrangements for power back up be made so that the work at the receipt section is not held up due to frequent power cuts. 3. Commission desired that a proposal for financial and functional autonomy of the Commission be prepared. This proposal be placed before the Commission for approval and future course of action is decided. 4. Commission had observed that some of the public authorities have not exhibited due diligence in appointing CPIO/PIOs. Commission directed that a directive of the Commission for appointing CPIO/AA may be uploaded on the website of the Commission which may be a guideline for the public authorities in this regard. JS (Law) & DS (PP) will ensure. 5. Commission was apprised that RR for two category of posts viz. the Data Entry Operators (DEO) and the Stenographers have been submitted to the Administration for further necessary action. 6. Commission felt that there is a need of bringing out a manual of Central Information Commission. A target date may be fixed for completing this. *Netizens may forward suggestions for inclusion of relevant contents in the manual.
RTI cracks language barrier - RTI User manuals in Santhali, seven other tribal tongues As reported by PRIYA ABRAHAM in The Telegraph on April 2 , 2008 Bhubaneswar, April 1: In a pioneering effort, the state information commission and the Academy of Tribal Dialects and Culture plan to publish a manual on the Right to Information Act in eight tribal languages. In what is being touted as the first-of-its-kind venture in the country, the manual strives to explain the basics of the RTI in eight languages, including Santhali, Saora, Kui, Kuvi, Koya, Desia, Sadri and Munda. â€œNo matter how much is said or spoken, members of the tribal community tend to bypass the RTI. The best way to help people remember is to bring out a written manual,â€ said A.B. Ota, the director of the SC and ST Research and Training Institute. Orissa has the third-largest concentration of tribals in the country. According to 2001 census, Orissaâ€™s tribal population amounts to 8,145,081, constituting 62 communities, including 13 primitive ones. Thus, the manual makes perfect sense in Orissa. The manual manuscripts were prepared by the academy at a 10-day translation workshop. â€œWe had invited tribals from selected pockets, who knew both Oriya and their mother tongue. Most were grassroots functionaries working in tribal sub-plan areas,â€ said Ota. â€œThey were youth club volunteers and members of self-help groups,â€ he added. Translations over, the eight manuscripts were submitted to the information commission that approved it for publication. The first set of manuals is ready and would be soon sent for distribution. The manuals would be available through Soochna Mahasabhas, where government officials, employed in tribal welfare departments such as Integrated Tribal Development Agency, micro-projects, Adivasi schools and Kanyashrams, would also be educated about the law. â€œThis is an effort to make tribal people aware about the RTI. Once they know about this powerful tool, they will be able to assert themselves better,â€ stressed the former state information commissioner, Radhamohan.