Training Workshop on Right to Information

The Pro Bono Club at MNLU Mumbai, in association with PCGT, is inviting registrations for its Training Workshop on Drafting of RTI. It is scheduled to be held on 30th April 2024, from 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM in hybrid mode. Registration is free!

About MNLU Mumbai

Maharashtra National Law University Mumbai, founded in 2014 under the Maharashtra National Law University Act, is a leading institution among India’s National Law Universities. It has shown dedication to excelling in legal research and education since its inception. Over the past nine years, the university has made significant strides, laying a solid foundation for future growth and success.

About Pro Bono Club

The Pro Bono Club established by the Department of Justice, Government of India at MNLU Mumbai is committed to promoting legal awareness, social justice, and community engagement.

About PCGT

Public Concern for Governance Trust (PCGT) is a registered trust founded in 2002 by Mr. Julio Ribeiro, Dr. R.K. Anand and late Mr. B.G. Deshmukh to increase public participation and activism towards creating a more transparent and efficient governance system.

In order to sensitize and mentor the youth in ethical values with an emphasis on good governance, PCGT started the Youth For Governance (YFG) programme in the year 2012 and the leadership projects under YFG in the year 2019. PCGT also works on RTI awareness and training as well as imparting values in school students through the Kuch Aurr.

About Our Guest Speaker: Shailesh Gandhi

Shailesh Gandhi is a first-generation entrepreneur and a Distinguished Alumnus awardee of IIT Bombay. He sold his company to become a RTI activist. Shailesh was part of the National RTI movement which was involved in drafting the National Act. He was convener of the National Campaign for People’s Right To Information. He has used RTI and also trained many citizens and government officials in over 1000 workshops to use it. The only RTI activist to have been chosen as a Central Information Commissioner, he disposed a record of over 20000 cases in 3 years and 9 months, and ensured that most cases were decided in less than 90 days. He gave many landmark decisions on RTI, apart from organizing the first digital paper-less office in the Commission. He is passionately pursuing the cause of evolving ways for a time bound justice delivery system, and improving governance systems. Amongst many awards he has been awarded the Nani Palkhiwala Civil Liberties award and the MR Pai award. He has published a book: RTI Act – Authentic Interpretation of the Statute and a paper critiquing Supreme Court judgments on RTI.

About the Event

The workshop will host Mr. Shailesh Gandhi, a prominent RTI activist and former central information commissioner, as guest speaker. This event provides students with invaluable insights into the RTI’s intricacies, applications, and impact. Designed to enhance drafting skills, it prepares students for practical application, empowering them to demand transparency from public authorities and promote accountability and good governance. By exercising the right to information, participants contribute to a transparent society and hold institutions accountable for their actions.

How to Register?

  • Interested applicants may register through the link provided at the end of the post.

  • Confirmation mail of admission will be sent to your Email ID post registration.

Fees: The registration is free of cost.

Date: April 30, 2024.

Time: 3:30 p.m. — 5:00 p.m.

Certification: All participants will get an e-certificate in the name of Maharashtra National Law University Mumbai.

Location: 2nd Floor, CETTM MTNL Building, Technology St, Hiranandani Gardens, Powai, Mumbai 400076 or Google Meet (hybrid mode).

Both offline and online

Contact Details: For any questions or clarifications, you can contact the organizers via email at or call at +91 87672 58211 & +91 80808 65662.

Link to Apply:

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