Internship Experience @ Uttar Pradesh Information Commission, Lucknow: Taught Everything About RTIs

Your Name, College, Year of Study, Email ID

Akansha Vidyarthi, City Academy Law College, 2nd year

Name of Organisation, Location city, Team Strength

Uttar Pradesh Information Commission, Lucknow

Application Process with contact details

We have to submit our CV, Application, & NOC to the Deputy Secretary of RTI, Mr. Tajeshwar Pandey.

Then we will be called for interview. If we are selected in the interview then we will be informed for the same.

Duration of internship and timings

The duration of Internship was 1 month. I have done internship from 1st June to 30th June,2016.

First impression, first day formalities, infrastructure

On the first day we went to the RTI and there we were then introduced to the Deputy Secretary Tajeshwar Pandey. Then we were made to sit in the court proceedings to see how the cases of RTI are solved. We have a good interaction with Hon’ble Judges. we were also given theory session By Sir Effy, our Training In charge about the procedure and everything about RTI Act.

We were assigned a group task of taking interviews of women who had filed RTI in the Information Commission. We had prepared there case report. We were given projects on RTI Act and about the awareness of women for RTI.

The timings were 10:00 AM- 2:00 PM. Initially the timings were strict but eventually it got flexible.

There were few first day formalities. I representing my other team mates went to the training in charge. We were asked to submit an application mentioning the name of the college and the duration of the internship we were seeking for, letter of recommendation provided by the college and a passport sized photograph.

The infrastructure of the office is really good. Its fully air conditioned.

Main tasks

We were entrusted with the work of preparing a summary of the cases we were given by our dealing officer and then draft it in our projects.

Our training in charge had taught us everything about RTI which help us a lot in making our projects and enhancing our skill and knowledge. we were made to sit in the court proceedings to see how the cases of RTI are solved

Work environment and people

All the staff members were very helpful and friendly. We never hesitate in making queries. We have had Lunch time at 1 pm when every body use to have their lunch together. They also asked us to join and offered their eatables. The lunch time was the fun time for all.

Best things

The staffs were very helpful and friendly. After the completion of our works we were allowed to move back home.

The timing was quite good. By doing this internship I have quite a good knowledge about RTI.

This internship helped me increase my self confidence, enhanced my personality by taking interviews from people, and by interacting with them.

Bad things

This internship is though good in the initial years of law school but overall it is not so productive.

Stipend

No, it was an unpaid internship.

Biggest Lessons

If one wants to gain experience working in a commission then can apply. I personally recommend that one must gain experience by working in such organizations in the initial years of Law school.

Being a low student it is very important for us to know about the procedure of filing RTI and by doing this internship one can quite a good knowledge an edge on RTI matters.

Any Other Thing

It is all over a good internship. One must do it.

Overall Rating

8

Accommodation

My home town is in Lucknow. So I need not to stay in PG. I used to travel by city bus in order to reach RTI.

Office Timings

The timing was from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Earlier the timings were strict but later it get relaxed.

 

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