Goa University to scrap RTI from the syllabus
Right to Information was incorporated as a part of the syllabus for the fourth semester for students pursuing a graduation degree in commerce in Goa University. The 45 marks paper of the business and public communication paper included providing a practical training to students regarding filing RTI applications and appeals.
The board of studies for commerce undergraduate had objections to RTI as a subject in the syllabus and the Goa University has decided to remove RTI from its syllabus. This decision has invited criticism and protests from individuals and organisations. The Goa peoples’ forum (GPF) has appealed to Goa University to revert the decision and called for consultation with all the stake holders before finalising any such step.
There have been calls for including the RTI as a part of curriculum at all levels and the NCERT had also made a decision to include it in the syllabus.