From Exploring the RTI Act to Building a Movement – Do Young People Matter?
Mar 2010 06

The YP Foundation in collaboration with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI), Students for Promotion of International Law (SPIL) and Governance Now

presents a discussion forum:

“From Exploring the RTI Act to Building a Movement – Do Young People Matter?”

March 13th, 2010 at 6 PM – 8.30 PM

at Gulmohar Hall, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road New Delhi

The forum will explore how young people can take the RTI movement of the country forward. Bringing together leading and key personalities of the movement, the forum will seek to answer the following:

1. At what stage is the RTI Movement currently?
2. Has the filing of RTI Applications increased the overall efficiency and functioning of public authorities?
3. Internationally, what does the right to information signify?
4. What role can young people play in taking the movement forward?
5. What more can be done to make a larger impact and increase the efficacy of the movement?

Creating a space for inter-generational dialogue, the forum intends to set a collaborative agenda between organizations working on the RTI currently in the city and young people who want to get involved in the movement.

Confirmed panelists include:

Mr.Wajahat Habibullah, Chief Information Commissioner
Mr.Shekhar Singh, National Campaign for People’s Right to Information
Ms.Yamini Aiyer, Accountability Intitiative
Ms.Sanchita Bakshi, Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative
Ms.Manju Sadarangani, US Embassy

To confirm your attendance please RSVP @ 46792243/ 44/ 9871011544 / 9899651625/ yp.rti.programme@gmail.com.

We hope to see you there! :)

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3 Comments

  1. Arjun says:

    Very nice job done.I was there at the gulmohar hall for the discussion.A very impressive panel.But what touched me,
    There was this person who filed RTI to MCD,he was threatened.Three people came up to his house and abused him,he was threatened with life,he’ll be shot if he continues the same way……….
    wow…

    way to go INDIA.

    You make a lawful,justified and right move and you get to listen”YOUR LIFE IS ON STAKE”

    This man could not tell it but yes he was scared,why not,there is this gun pointed on his head.Still he gathered courage to speak.

    HATS OFF.

    I was shivering,had many questions circling around.But what i first wanted was security for this man.

    But i got NO POSITIVE answer.

    Well his life is so cheap??????

    The question is still the same…….

    Stand O’ INDIAN YOUTH.

    nice job YP.

    Thanks
    Arjun

  2. Ila says:

    Hi Arjun,

    Thank you for posting your feedback. I had not responded earlier as I wasn’t quite sure of what to say. We’ve been following the case of the person from our forum but were personally unable to figure out how we can step in and help him out.

    We’re, however, happy to inform you that the 2 MCD officials who threatened Mr.Sharma have been arrested.

    You can check out the rest of the report at the following link-

    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/delhi/2-MCD-officials-held-for-threatening-RTI-applicant/articleshow/5837950.cms

    The Central Information Commission is looking into the matter and we do hope that Mr.Sharma will find justice.

    Warm Regards,
    Ila

  3. Gautam jain says:

    I want the status of the property No. 487-D under khasra no. 503/443/3/9 situated village: Jhilmil, Tahir pur, Delhi in the name of Mr. Jatindra Nath Das for want of Arrear of House Tax. In this connection, the said owner had been paid house tax for the year-1985-86 under receipt no.927008 dt. 06.02.1986, whether it is correct as per your record or not please confirm the status as on date on the above said email. address, as early as possible, as well as kindly arrange a copy of the same through by post, any incidental charges will be paid on the spot immediately.

    Thanking you,

    Your sincerely,

    A.K.Das.
    mailing address for RTI information:
    132E, Dilshad Garden, Shahdara, Delhi-110032.
    Tel.No. +91 9810695362

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