DoPT renews information about the RTI online Certificate Course
In a communication issued by Archana Varma, Joint Secretary, Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT), information about RTI online Certificate Course conducted by the DoPT has been provided. Vide Office Memorandum F No.1/10/2009-IR, the DoPT has called upon all the public authorities to train their Public Information Officers and First Appellate Authorities working in their Ministry/Department to get training in Right to Information (RTI) Act. The Online Certificate Course on RTI is hosted through Centre for Good Governance, Hyderabad on the url rtiocc.cgg.gov.in. These Right to Information Online Certificate Course are being conducted in English since the year 2009, and in Hindi and Telugu since the year 2012. The course not only offers the benefit of away-from-classroom-learning, but also provides a platform for reinforcing one's learning through interacting with experts and candidates. This course is open for all the citizens and is available free of cost.
The CGG hosts two courses on RTI - a short duration course of 7-days and a longer version of 15 days. The 7 days course is introductory in nature and does not have chat window/moderator facility and does not carry any certificate. However, this is treated as an eligible criterion for getting selection into the longer version 15-days course.
The 15-day course is more intensive with practical orientation of applying the RTI Act. This version of the course has the facility of discussion forum and moderation. On successful completion of the course, an e-Certificate is issued.
Citizens can have extensive information about the RTI Act by just visiting the website www.rtifoundationofindia.com for 5 minutes every day and keep themselves uptodate.