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  project name ~ RTI efforts in J&K - 2011

category ~ Right To Information (RTI)

 
       

  

     

  Project Name

 

RTI efforts in J&K - 2011

  NGO

 

Kabir

  Category

 

Right To Information (RTI)

  District

 

Budgam

  State

 

Jammu & Kashmir

  Budget Approved

 

Rs 140000

 

  Year Approved

 

2011

 

 
 
 
 
 

  Photographs

 

  Chapter Coordinators

 

Somu Kumar

 

Anti Corruption Team

 

  Caption

 

 

 

  Summary

 

 

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

 
 

  Achievements

 

 

- 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

 

  Goals

 

 

- 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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