IIM includes RTI in the MDP programme
Participating in the Management Development Programme organised by the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Indore for the officers belonging to various organisations under the Ministry of the Human Resource Development (HRD), Dr. Anuradha Verma, RTI Consultant, discussed the provisions of the Right to Information (RTI) Act, 2005. Explaining the various sections of the RTI Act, she pointed to the importance of the pro-active disclosure under Section 4 (1)(b) of the Act. The participants raised various questions about what constituted ‘information’ under the RTI Act, dealing with applications seeking huge information, applicability of RTI Act on private educational institutes, Misuse of the RTI Act, applications by the BPL citizens etc.
There were over 60 participants in the programme from different colleges and universities from all over the country. The MDP programme was held on 14 and 15 December 2012. Prof. Prashant Salwan of the IIM-I extended the vote of thanks.