Dopt orders on guidelines for RTI Fellowship
GUIDELINES FOR RIGHT TO INFORMATION FELLOWSHIP
The Department of Personnel and Training (DOPT), Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Government of India, is the nodal Ministry for the Right to Information Act. It is also administering a Plan scheme titled ‘Improving Transparency and Accountability in Government through effective Implementation of the Right to Information Act’. The primary goal of the scheme is to contribute towards more accountable and transparent government and it has several components including programmes for awareness generation, training and e-governance initiatives for RTI for achieving the purpose.
Under this scheme, DOPT proposes to offer 4(Four) short-term fellowships to researchers from the field of media / journalism/ Civil Society Organisations associated with RTI / RTI Trainers to conduct field based research on themes relating to RTI. It is hoped that the research output will enhance our understanding of the status of the implementation of the act, including its successes, constraints in its implementation and how those are being / could be overcome and what more needs to be done to help achieve the objectives of the Act.
Who can Apply
The fellowship is open to individuals in the age group of 25 to 40 years from the field of journalism (newspaper/ magazine/ radio/ TV), Civil Society Organisations associated with RTI and researchers & trainers in the field of RTI. The applicant should have proven credentials in his / her professional area, have some prior experience of work relating to the Right to Information and should have an aptitude for research.