The government has decided to carry out an assessment to identify constraints in the implementation of Right to Information (RTI) Act.
The Department of Personnel and Training,a nodal agency for implementation of the RTI Act,is carrying out the exercise to consolidate experience of various Central ministries and departments in the implementation of the Act.
The programme will gauge success of the Act in various departments,constraints in its implementation,identify the areas which need more attention,address the gap areas and see what needs to be done to help achieve the objectives of the Act,a DoPT official said.
Undergraduates,pursuing five-year integrated course in Law,will carry out the assessment through short-term internship programmes,the official said.
“After the internship,the interns would submit their reports to the DoPT and concerned ministry or department,” the official said.
A missive has been sent to all public authorities,including ministries and public sector undertakings,to extend necessary help in carrying out the exercise.
The RTI Act,which was enacted in 2005,covers disclosure of information on nearly all matters of governance.