For those who want to use the Right to Information (RTI) Act but are unaware about procedures, Society for Development and Justice (SDJ) a NGO plans to set up an RTI help desk for providing all relevant help to the prospective applicant. Due to increasing awareness on RTI, there is a growing urge in people to use it. But many are unaware of the process. SDJ is opening a RTI Help desk which would be a ready reckoner for such prospective applicant
SDJ is also planning to start a RTI Bank and keep the copies of all applications filed under RTI and keep the all information so collected under one roof for the information and use by others. It would also provide the names and addresses of PIOs , appellate Authority and assist the applicant in writing and submitting the application. SDJ will guide them in knowing the process of filing applications. It will also keep the applicant informed about the progress in their respective cases if application so filed through SDJ .
SDJ will file all the documents and save the copies under one roof like a bank. The citizens can have access to these documents to know the important information relevant to them . This will also help in reducing duplicity of queries. This will save people and administration’s time and energy as applications of similar nature would reduce. This could result in faster disposal of applications. In fact, having catalogues like a library would help people in locating the required records faster.
SDJ has already collected some of the important information such as details of projects/works/events undertaken ,Details of Work outsource including AMC/ housekeeping /installation,Details of expenditure on Road Carpeting/ Repairing/ Maintenance/ cleaning/ Horticulture/Road Divider(in the middle),Details of expenditure on Consultancy/Survey/ Experts/Professional services hired,Details of application received for grant/financial support to NGOs/individuals/groups/ companies ,Details of Expenditure on Advertisement/Publicity/Exhibition,Details of Expenditure on major welfare /educational /health scheme , details of expenditure/service provided on customer/Audit party/ Ministry officials/ Ministers/Ministerial staff,details of works order /Purchase order issued without inviting tender etc. from various PSUs , government departments and kept them under one roof. These information so collected can be seen and analysed by general public without paying a paisa. The information so collected is being analsed by SDJ team itself for taking further necessary action. It is requested to all law abiding citizens to see and analyse these information kept at SDJ office and help SDJ in digging out true information from these authorities. It will be a great help for a noble cause . Some of the important information so collected have been scanned and shown on website of SDJ RTI with Society for Development and Justice . SDJ can be contacted on phone [################] & email ....................