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  Project Name


RTI efforts in J&K - 2011






Right To Information (RTI)






Jammu & Kashmir

  Budget Approved


Rs 140000


  Year Approved







  Chapter Coordinators


Somu Kumar


Anti Corruption Team









Due to J&K autonomous status, the National RTI Act 2005 is not applicable in the state. Due to the efforts of JKRTI movement led by Dr Bhat, J&K adopted a more progressive RTI Act in 2009.

However there is a lot lacking at the implementation level - appointment of Information Commission, PIOs etc. Dr Bhat and his team aims to ensure the JK RTI Act is implemented in letter and spirit and awareness of the Act is spread across the state.

Dr Bhat is Kabirs J&K coordinator. AID is supporting his honorarium





- Appointment of PIOs across the state - RTI Impact: DC Budgam orders probe in NREGA irregularities - R&B Department executes works without tendering; RTI Exposes Wrongdoings; Minister Assures Action - RTI exposes how MLAs, Councilors, are barred in DD commissioning, I&B Ministry takes note of RTI tampering at DDKashmir - Doordarshan Programme on RTI in Budgam villages





- Appointment of SICs across the state - Awareness amongst the people about the RTI Act - Encourage and guide people to use RTI to expose corruption and improve local governance.



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