3 Aug 2011 00:50
Re: RTI portal for all RTI users- inviting expressions of interest (not in the procurement sense of the phrase)
Vinita Vishwas Deshmukh <vinitapune@...>
2011-08-02 22:50:05 GMT
2011-08-02 22:50:05 GMT
This is indeed a great idea. Post the killing of Satish Shetty, a RTI meet led by Mr Vijay Kumbhar had concluded that individuals should post the information in the public domain so that it is spread far and wide. This would perhaps reduce threats to RTI activists. So, Vijay had offered his website. I am extremely happy that you have thought of launching such a website and yes I would certainly like to upload my articles and documents procured under the RTI in it under my name. It would be a great social service and personally for me of archival value. In fact, it would be nice to read the efforts of hundreds of individuals/organisations who are doing commendable work in procuring information under one website. Let me know if you need any voluntary help from me.
cheers and warm rgds
Consultant/ Faculty, Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, BCACS,Pune
co-author of the book`To The Last Bullet'
Convener, Pune Metro Jagruti Abhiyaan
On Tue, Aug 2, 2011 at 4:47 PM, Venkatesh Nayak <venkatesh-VldVBIePPc7rfyPWP6PaXg+gnn+XHhfY2LY78lusg7I@public.gmane.org> wrote:
Dear all,Over the last few years many of you may have filed RTI applications seeking all kinds of interesting information about the working of public authorities in public interest. Many of you may have received a wealth of information on the subjects that you touched upon in your application. However chances are, beyond the media story or email alert or filing of grievances or litigation before the appropriate authorities the information may not have been made public through any forum.Would you like to place in the public domain your RTI application and the replies that you received? A few likeminded civil society members are planning to set up a portal where any RTI user may like to upload his or her RTI application and the information that he or she received free of cost. The application and the information will be listed under the name of the applicant. Would you like to share with others publicly your RTI applications and the information that you obtained from public authorities? This portal could save your efforts for posterity. The modalities of the portal are still being worked out. We will let you know more about this as things develeop.Meanwhile kindly indicate your willingness to participate in the development of this portal by replying to this email. Please let us know if you would like your information hosted on the portal in your name. Also do let us know if you think it is not such a good idea to publicise RTI applications and replies from all persons concerned in this manner.ThanksSincerely,Venkatesh NayakProgramme CoordinatorAccess to Information ProgrammeCommonwealth Human Rights InitiativeB-117, 1st Floor, Sarvodaya EnclaveNew Delhi- 110 017Tel: +91-11-43180215/ 43180200Fax: +91-11-26864688Skype: venkatesh.nayakWebsite: www.humanrightsinitiative.org
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