The online certificate course on RTI Act is free of cost and available in 3 languages: Punjabi, Hindi, and English.
Tanuja Joshi | September 12, 2023 | 01:21 PM IST
NEW DELHI: The Punjab State Information Commission (PSIC) with Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL), Punjab has launched an online certificate programme on the Right to Information Act, 2005.
The certificate programme has been launched under the guidance of Suresh Arora retired IPS officer, Chief Information Commissioner of Punjab, all the State Information Commissioners, and Anand Pawar, officiating vice-chancellor, RGNUL, Punjab.
According to the commission, the newly launched certificate programme will be available in three languages: Punjabi, Hindi, and English. The certificate programme is free of cost and an online certificate will be issued to the candidate after the successful completion.
The programme aims to create awareness about the provisions of the Right to Information (RTI) Act. Learners will be able to understand the process of seeking and providing information through this online certificate programme. The programme will provide a holistic and comprehensive understanding of the Right to Information Act 2005.
This online certificate programme will also explain the strategy for operationalising the Right to Information Act along with “ sensitising the Public Information Officers as well as First Appellate Authorities” according to the commission.
The commission stated that a recommendation to the government will be made to ensure that all the existing and future Public Information Officers, as well as First Appellate Authorities, should qualify for this programme.
An official statement from the PSIC read, “ Right to Information Act, which was enacted in 2005, allows individuals to access information held by government and public authorities. Therefore, learning about the RTI Act is essential for fostering an informed and accountable society and contributes to more just and elective governance. The course is being launched keeping this perspective in mind.”
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