Mumbai University to offer course on RTI Act

RTI activists elated at the development, classes to begin from Saturday

GN Bureau | January 13, 2016



The trend-setting transparency legislation is no going to be taught. The Mumbai University will be offering a six-month post graduate certificate course in Right to Information (RTI) Act, beginning this week.

The department of civic and politics, which is formulating the course content and identifying the subjects in the curriculum, will hold classes for this academic session from January 16, said Bhaskar Prabhu, noted RTI activist and member of the course committee.

To mark this occasion, the university has organised an inaugural function on Thursday in its Kalina campus, which would be attended by RTI activist Nikil Dey, former central information commissioner Shailesh Gandhi and chief information commissioner Ratnakar Gaikwad. Vice-Chancellor Sanjay Deshmukh would be presiding over the function.

Admission process for the course, which can be taken up after graduation, has already begun and the university is targeting social activists, PIOs, journalists, bureaucrats and members of civil society to ensure more effective use of the RTI tool, said Prabhu.

“We are extremely happy that our efforts have come to fruition and now the day has arrived when course is going to begin,” he said.

Comments

 

Other News

NTPC adds highest ever capacity; records highest single day generation

  With commissioning of 800 MW unit at Kudgi in Karnataka, 250 MW unit at Bongaigaon in Assam and 20 MW at Bhadla solar in Rajasthan, the total installed capacity of National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) group has reached to 49,943 MW.   The 12th plan cap

Why do we need Aadhaar?

 Aadhaar is arguably one of the most convoluted public policy interventions in India’s history. It has been more than eight years, yet there is little clarity on the exact purpose of the biometric-based unique identification project.  Let me take you through an event which I witne

AAI signs MoU with Daman and Diu admin for maintenance of Diu airport

The airports authority of India (AAI), a Miniratna PSU, has undertaken operation, development and maintenance of Diu airport from Diu administration.    A memorandum of understanding demonstrating the responsibilities was inked on March 20 between the union terri

PSU performance: Better than expected

Central public sector enterprises (CPSEs) have done quite well despite facing headwinds, according to the Public Enterprises Survey (2015-16) that was tabled in parliament on March 21. The net worth of all the CPSEs have gone up and the overall net profit has zoomed. Their contribution to the cen

National Health Policy: Old prescription, new date

After much discussion and pondering over for more than two years, the cabinet has approved a new National Health Policy, scrapping the old one which was formulated in 2002. The government aims to increase the public health expenditure to 2.5% of the GDP by 2025. The policy formulated in 2002 aimed

It’s traumatic, says African student

  “We have requested more security from the government of India and the Uttar Pradesh government,” said Abdou Ibrahim, senior adviser, Association of African Students (AASI)  following an attack on four students from Africa in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh. &n

Video

यूपी में नकल करने वालों की अब खैर नहीं

Current Issue

Opinion

Facebook    Twitter    Google Plus    Linkedin    Subscribe Newsletter

Twitter