Saturday, June 26, 2010

Journal for Right to Information

The National RTI Forum has decided to bring out a “Journal for Right to Information”. This shall be a six-monthly journal which shall try to cover different aspects related with Right to Information. The journal shall be bilingual (with both Hindi and English language). The first issue shall be brought on 13th October 2010. This date has been chosen because the RTI Act, which was passed by Parliament on 15 June 2005 came fully into force in the mid-night of 12th and 13th October 2005. We shall also be conducting a Seminar the same day (i.e. 13th October 2010) to mark five years of the coming into force of the Act.

The theme for the First Issue of the journal is- “Five years of RTI Act”.

A list of suggestive topics is-

1. RTI Act- Legal analysis
2. Challenges in implementation of RTI act
3. RTI activists- a new breed of activism
4. State/ Central Information Commissions- Performance
5. State/ Central Information Commissions- Challenges and handicaps
6. Impact of RTI Act in Rural India
7. Impact of RTI Act in Urban India
8. RTI- Future Prospects
9. Role of RTI in governance
10. Success stories in RTI
11. RTI martyrs
12. Major changes brought by RTI Act
13. RTI- common man’s perspective
14. RTI across the world

These topics are only suggestive in nature and one can certainly think of any other topic of relevance associate with the broad theme of “Five years of RTI Act”.

The Article shall range between 800 to 1200 words. Kindly send appropriate Articles by 1st September 2010 at nationalrtiforum @ or nutanthakurlko @

The postal address for sending Articles is-
Dr Nutan Thakur,
Associate Editor,
Journal for Right to Information,
5/426, Viram Khand,
Gomti Nagar,

1 comment:

  1. very nice as well as informative article, the Right to Information Act offers right to information for every Indian citizen and entitles him to obtain information and data held by public authorities. It obliges every public authority to provide information and maintain systematic records. I read some on


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