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A Two day national worksh
A Two day national workshop on RTI held at PU

CHANDIGARH. Awareness, Issues and challenges, organised by Centre for Academic Leadership and Education Management, Panjab University (CALEM PU) under the aegies of Pandit Madan Mohan Malwiya National Mission for Teachers Training (PMMMNMTT) of Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India concluded, here today.

Prof. Devinder Singh was the Program Director for the workshop. Dr. Jatinder Grover, the CALEM coordinator and Dr. Jyoti Rattan, Program Coordinator for the workshop said that the workshop was to enable participants (which were the Administrative heads, Principles, Teachers of Educational Institutions, administrative and non-administrative staff dealing with RTI) with the understanding of the law relating to RTI, including how to draft an RTI application, how to reply to the said RTI application, the ambit of the RTI application etc. During the workshop, participants were addressed by resource persons from various fields including advocates, professors, information commissioner, administrative heads acting as appellant authorities etc.

The Opening ceremony of the workshop was graced by Prof. (Dr.) Shankarji Jha, Dean University Instructions and acting Vice Chancellor, Panjab University as Chief Guest who concentrated on Transparency and purity of mind; Prof. (Dr.) Naresh Kumar, Professor, Law Department, MDU Rohtak as Keynote Addressor pointed out certain lacunas in the act and shared his practical experiences as first appellant authority in MDU Rohtak.

Lt Gen Kamaljit Singh, State Information Commissioner, Haryana, the Chief Guest for the Valedictory session, suggested to develop a culture of providing information.

Prof. (Dr.) Dilip Ukey, Vice Chancellor, Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai narrated the evolution of concept of RTI and protection of whistle-blowers in India.
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