Now RTI in school text books also
The HRD Ministry has decided to make the school children aware about the Right to Information (RTI) Act and its usefulness in fighting corruption. In all the text books of National Council of Education Research and Training (NCERT) for classes from VI to VIII, an RTI message will be printed on the inner cover, which will list out its benefits including ways in which the law can help curb corruption. Apart from this, the message will also elaborate on the ways in which one can file an application under the RTI Act and send it to the concerned authorities.
The Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry has contended that the message will encourage children to use RTI for seeking information from the government and will promote transparency and accountability in governance.