In order to encourage people to understand societal relevance of the Right to Information Act and its nuances, the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has decided to introduce certificate and diploma courses in the subject.
The Central Information Commission (CIC) has extended its support to the university to work out the courses, which will form compulsory part of the training module for all Central Government employees.
“We gauged that though people understand the importance of RTI, it is not widely known how to go about it, what are the technicalities, how to frame the questions, how and where to make further appeals and much more,” a senior university official said.
“That is why we decided to introduced the course and approached CIC for their support in content generation and other similar issues,” he added.
The Faculty of Public Administration at IGNOU’s School of Social Sciences is brainstorming with experts from CIC on the content and curriculum of the course.