Umeed Initiative’s Free Online Course on Right to Information; Register by June 12

Umeed Initiative is pleased to announced a Free online Course on Right to Information to be held from 15th June 2014, to commemorate nine years of passage of the Right to Information Law. 

The course will be conducted over a one month period and will include exhaustive modules, interactive sessions with experts and practical information on the use of Right to Information for social issues advocacy. The course is open for students, Advocates, teachers, social activists and other professionals.

Methodology and Course Contents

Right to Information – Significance and its relationship with good governance

Right to Information under the Act- Meaning and Scope

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Public Authorities under the Act

The Central and the State Information Commission- Powers and Functions

Practical tips on filing an RTI Application to elicit the maximum information

Appeal Mechanism under the Act

Procedural issues in information request

Key issues and constraints in proper implementation of the Act

These contents will be divided into 4 modules spread over 4 weeks. The students will be required to submit one assignment every week. Each assignment will be graded and the students who score above 60 % (cumulative score) shall be awarded certificates of completion of the course


The participation shall be restricted to the first 75 registrations. The registrations shall be accepted till 12th June 2014

Please find the registration form on the following link HERE.

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