ABOUT THE INTERN
Anchit Jain, 2nd Year, BBA LLB (Hons.), ICFAI University, Dehradun
DURATION OF INTERNSHIP
December 19th, 2017- January 09th, 2018
OFFICE NAME AND ADDRESS
Prof. M.S. Acharyulu, Cental Information Commissioner,
Central Information Commission of India, Old JNU Campus, New Delhi
During my last internship I met CIC Sir personally, the NGO invited him twice to the Shivpuri, there he accepted my cover.
One can apply through the process mentioned on the portal of CIC.
The moment I entered the commission, I was directed towards the floor of CIC (SA), I met sir and then his associates registered me.
The associates and other interns were very nice to me.
After the 5 minutes sir assigned me my task, Yes, the moment you’ll enter work will catch you.
WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PEOPLE
The work was really very learning and good, it can sharp your advocating and researching skills. I was assigned the daily task to do the briefing of facts, study the cases of show cause notices.
I’d to present my study and observation to the Sir before the proceedings of 2nd appeal and convince him on my observation in the case. It was like a training session for the SC.
Read the case, go prepared and do argue before the Commissioner but this time it’s not a moot problem, its real case and if selected and convinced your prayer will set the order.
Associates of the CIC were very supportive and they were always available to help interns.
The CIC sir himself is nice but if one lakes professionalism and do delay in work or commits silly or big unavoidable mistakes then the gun is loaded and you’ll be attacked.
To do the briefing of facts for the scheduled cases.
Study the show cause cases, then present before the CIC and convince him that why your issues and prayer fits deemed in the light of Justice (reference to RTI Act and Case laws are must. Yeah it sounds like memorial, but it isn’t moot, all real) and attend the proceedings for the same. You can even question the parties for proving your point.
Writing articles, if CIC ask you.
Main research project, allotted in the very beginning, it is usually of long-term nature.
Legal accounting and record maintaining work, etc.
Comfortable working environment, Frank people, Supportive associates, Contacts, High profile cases, Landmark cases and Chance to write a research paper, if performed well then he’ll give his reference to you.
CIC Sir may scold you for improper work, official intimation letter from the associates (it means you are literally inattentive), getting a cup of tea is achievement for interns.
ACCOMMODATION AND FOOD
The commission is near to Hauz Khas metro station, get accommodation near it.
9.30 a.m.- 6.30 p.m.