Self-help book on RTI Act fly off the shelves
A self-help book published by NGO Kabir on how to use the Right to Information Act is selling like hot cakes at the book fair.delhi Updated: Feb 02, 2010 23:13 IST
A self-help book published by NGO Kabir on how to use the Right to Information Act is selling like hot cakes at the book fair.
The stall put up by the NGO has already sold about 300 copies of the book.
“We did not expect this kind of response. The reason why these books are selling well is that while the government has come up with the RTI Act, it has done nothing to publicise it or train people in filing RTI applications,” said Neeraj Kumar, who manned the stall.
Apart from books, CDs and DVDs that serve as step by step training manual prepared by RTI activists Arvind Kejriwal and Manish Sisodia are selling well, too. While the book provides information about what is RTI Act, steps to writing an application, sampling RTI applications, and addresses of Information Commissions, the CDs have award-winning films on the success stories of RTIs from across the country.
“Not just in Delhi, a lot of people from rural areas are buying these CDs and books,” Kumar said.