Internship Experience @ State Information Commission, Maharashtra: Interact with RTI Activists {S}

Your Name, College, Year of Study, Email ID

Tanaya Rajwade

Name of Organisation, Location city, Team Strength

State Information Commission, Maharashtra

Application Process

I applied for the internship by emailing the Commission my curriculum vitae with a cover letter.

Duration of internship and timings

15th December, 2014 – 16th January, 2015

First impression, first day formalities, infrastructure

On my first day, I was introduced to the Chief Information Commissioner and the State Information Commissioner for Mumbai city.I attended hearings and discussed the cases and the RTI with sir.

Main tasks

Attending appeals, making notes, research work.

Work environment and people

It was a positive environment, but there were no co-interns, hence there was very little legal discussion. I got to do research on a variety of legislations.

Best things

Interacting with Mr. Shailesh Gandhi and other RTI activists.

Bad things

None

Stipend

None

Biggest Lessons

I realized the importance of the Right to Information in empowering barely literate citizens.

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