One day workshop on RTI organized in Mysore
The Vivekananda Institute of Leadership Development organised a one day workshop for effective use of RTI Act 2005 and Sakala - Karnataka Guaranteed Services to Citizens Act, 2011 (run by the state government), at Mysore. The basic objective of the workshop was raising the level of awareness regarding the two acts.
The emphasis was laid on the fact that the RTI Act was way back in 2005, which empowers the people with the right to access information from a public authority within 30 days. Still it is not being used effectively. Under Sakala people can avail government services like procuring certificates, land records, getting the building plan approvals and their grievances redressed within stipulated time frame.
Quite a few beneficiaries expressed the usefulness of this session while asking for more such sessions to be organized.