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  project name ~ Engaging TN SIC and improving RTI implementation

category ~ Right To Information (RTI)

 
       

  

     

  Project Name

 

Engaging TN SIC and improving RTI implementation

  NGO

 

AID India

  Category

 

Right To Information (RTI)

  District

 

Chennai

  State

 

Tamil Nadu

  Budget Approved

 

Rs 290800

 

  Year Approved

 

2007

 

 
 
 
 
 

  Photographs

 

  Chapter Coordinators

 

Gaurav Shah
Vishal Kudchadkar

 

Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Anti Corruption Team

 

  Caption

 

 

 

  Summary

 

 

This project will primarily support the efforts of an AID-Chennai full timer to work with the Tamil Nadu State Information Commission to make sure that it acts in a way, that removes potential bottlenecks and keeps the spirit of the act alive .The project also will raise awareness on RTI through training camps, local media etc.

 
 

  Achievements

 

 

So far there has been only sporadic success stories like helping an old woman get her pension through RTI, taking on illegal hoardings in the city. There will be many more during the course of this project. -Big impact on the functioning of SIC. Hearings increased almost 10-fold. -Decisions being put up online.

 

  Goals

 

 

1) To interact with the State Information Commission of Tamil Nadu, review their rulings and make sure that their decisions are in keeping with the right letter and spirit of the RTI act 2) To run RTI clinic on Saturdays from AID-Chennai office 3)To conduct monthly awarness camps in slums of Chennai 4)To conduct monthly awareness camps in villages in districts AID-Chennai already has a presence in 5)To use local media to spread awareness about the act 6)To continue filing RTI applications to sensitize PIOs of different departments

 
 

  


 
 
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