DOPT ORDERS 2012
New Delhi, the 4th September, 2012.
Subject: Internship Programme on Implementation of Right to Information
The undersigned is directed to say that the Department of Personnel & Training as the nodal Department for Right to Information Act, 2005 has felt the need to consolidate and document the experiences of the Ministries/Departments of Government of India in the implementation of RTI, its success, constraints in implementation, identify the areas which need more attention, address the gap areas and see what need to be done to help achieve the objectives of the Act.
2. The Department of Personnel and Training has drawn up a short term Internship Programme for undergraduates pursuing five year Integrated Course in Law to conduct an analysis of RTI applications in Public Authorities under the Central Government. After the internship, the interns would submit their reports to DOPT and concerned Ministry/ Department.
3. Ministries / Departments desirous of getting the abovementioned analysis are requested to allow interns sponsored by DOPT to analysis a sample of the RTI applications received in the last one year in the respective Ministry/Department. It is requested that the number of interns that can be accommodated by the Ministry/Department may also be intimated alongwith the details of Nodal Officer to coordinate with DOPT. The expenditure of the Internship Programme by way of conveyance allowance of the interns would be borne by DOPT. The response in this regard may please be intimated to DOPT latest by 20th September,2012.