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What: KC Law College has announced a foundation course, as well as an advanced course to train citizens and government servants on using and implementing their Right To Information.
Objectives of the course
The course is designed for people who either have no prior exposure to the RTI or have used it casually. The focus will be on how to use RTI effectively.
It will cover:
The course has been designed for people who have been using the Act with some regularity and are now seeking to improve their understanding and skills. The course will also analyse some of the orders of the Informations Commissions and devote some time to understanding the work of Public Information Officers. This course aims to equip participants to draft appeals and some practical understanding of the hearings in appeals.
It will cover:
A candidate who has passed the Bachelors' degree examination in any faculty/ discipline from the University of Mumbai or a corresponding degree examination of any other university recognised as equivalent thereto is eligible.
Using RTI for over six months. Filing of at least three RTI applications and one first appeal or a law degree; or experience as a Public Information Officer.
Every candidate shall pay Rs 2,000 in cash at the time of submitting the form. Fees once paid shall not be refunded.
The course will only admit 50 participants at a time on a first come, first serve basis. A minimum of 30 participants must register for the course to commence.
Commencement of courses
This shall commence on August 2, 2008, to be held every alternate Saturday.
This shall commence on August 9, 2008, to be held every alternate Saturday.
The duration of both the courses will be of five sessions of three hours each; Lectures, Role Plays / Simulation Exercises and Seminar Presentations will be conducted on Saturdays from 4 pm to 7 pm.
Assessment of the participants:
There will be continual assessment of the participant on the basis of:
Passing Standards and Award of Certificate
A candidate shall be declared to have passed the Certificate Course and become eligible for the award of the Certificate if he/she secures 50 percent of marks each in class participation, research projects, presentations, role plays/ simulation exercises and written examinations.
A candidate passing the examination by securing aggregate marks of:
Kishinchand Chellaram Law College
Phone: +91 (0)22 2282 2376
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