Regional Workshop on “RTI – Improving Transparency and Accountability in Government”

IMG is hosting a Regional Workshop in December at Kochi, Kerala in association with Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT), and Government of India. As part of the Workshop papers are invited on the following themes:
1. Best Practices in Implementation of the RTI Act : Papers are invited from various stakeholders on Good Practices in RTI. It can be on awareness generation, capacity building, improved record management practices, pro-active disclosure and management of RTI related work within public authorities. The format of the write
ups shall be as follows:
(i) Name of the Public Authority whose best practice is being considered
(ii) Need felt/problem faced by the Public Authority leading to adoption of such practice
(iii) Details of the said practice, including its scope, financial implications, and deployment of resources such as manpower, infrastructure etc.
(iv) Lessons learnt by the Public Authority during implementation of the said best practice
(v) Positive outcome of such practice in the implementation of the RTI Act
(vi) Scope of its replication in other Public Authorities
2. Sharing Success Stories : Large number of successes have been reported in the field using Right to Information Act. Success stories are invited from general public and Civil Society Organizations.
Papers on the above themes shall be submitted by e-mail ( & on or before 5thNovember 2014. Papers received after the due date will not be considered. The best papers from the two themes shall be selected and presented during the workshop.
Selected paper presenters (only NGOs/Civil Society Organizations) from outside the State will be paid second A/C railway fare and the other participants will have to meet expenses on their own.

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