The Right to Information Act 2005 envisages a
practical regime of transparency and accountability
in the working of Public Authorities. It aims at
empowerment of the common citizen with ideas and
information to seek entitlements and to participate
in the process of democratic governance.
This Act fosters an informed citizenry and
participative decision making process giving right
to Citizen to seek information, inspect work or
record, take samples, and monitor progress and
performance of Governance. This Act has dismantled
the framework of secrecy and now providing
information is the rule and secrecy is an exception.
YASHADA, an apex training institute of Government of
Maharashtra has always been on the forefront with
its expertise in capacity building and has worked as
National Implementing Agency -in Capacity Building
for Access to Information. .
To facilitate enjoyable and useful learning at
the convenience of learners, this Certificate Course
in RTI is designed by taking into consideration the
need of RTI Training for All . While designing this
course we have carefully viewed difficulties being
faced by both ‘Supply side' i.e. Public Authorities
and its officers- and ‘Demand side' i.e. Citizen,
Media, NGOs, Students and all sections of society.
We have designed a distance mode Certificate Course
in Right to Information Act 2005 to disseminate
knowledge, procedural skills and attitude required
for transparent and accountable RTI regime.