The Department of Personnel and Training (DOPT), Government of India, New Delhi has invited write-ups from the Indian citizens about the best practices on Right to Information (RTI) Act.

While disclosing it, Spokesman of the State Information Commission said that the write-ups on best practices on RTI Act being adopted by Public Authorities all over the country should be of about 5000 words and should be submitted directly to the Director (IR) Department of Personnel and Training, North Block, New Delhi -110001 by 10th July, 2014 through e-mail at [email protected]

He said that the write-up should have name of the Public Authority, whose practice is being considered besides need felt/problem faced by the Public Authority leading to adoption of such practice. He said that the write-up should also have details of said practice, including scope, financial implications and deployment of resources such as man power and infrastructure etc. He said that the write-up should also contain lessons learnt by the Public Authority during implementation of the said practices and positive outcome of such practice in the implementation of the RTI Act, besides scope of its replication in other Public Authorities.

The Spokesman said that the best 20 write-ups would be selected for inclusion in the compendium. He said that the individuals whose write-ups will be selected for inclusion in the compendium would be rewarded with Rs 25,000 each. He said that the write-up should be neatly typed in 1.5 line space and in 14 font size. He said that handwritten write-up would not be considered. It should contain complete name and address, including telephone number and e-mail id of the individual, he added.

He said that individuals whose write-ups would be selected may be asked by the Department to resubmit the same after making desired changes, if any. He said that the first volume of the Compendium was available on the Departmental website.

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