Report of the One-Day Webinar on Right to Information: Practice and Procedure, held on 5th August, 2020.

The Centre for Environmental Law, Education, Research and Advocacy, NLSIU organized a Webinar on Right to Information: Practice and Procedure on 5th of August, 2020. The Webinar dealt with the procedural and practice aspects of the application of the
Right to Information Act. The webinar was spread over two sessions and witnessed participation from resource persons with expertise in the field of Right to Information [“RTI”] who deliberated on varied aspects of the implementation of the law ranging from the role of the civil society in the RTI movement, awareness about the Act amongst the citizens in India, measures taken by the state of Goa for the effective implementation of the Act, the role of the Public Information Officer under the Act and the evaluation of the role of the Central Information Commission in India. Some of the other issues touched upon during the course of the webinar included the role of the judiciary in expanding and restricting the scope of the Right to Information and Sri Lanka’s experience with Right to Information, specific learning that the country has taken from India and the similarities and differences between the Indian and Sri Lankan Right to Information Law.

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