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National Seminar on Right to Information: Perception, Perspective & Promotion

Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab in collaboration with State Right to Information Commission, Punjab is organizing the National Seminar on "Right to Information: Perception, Perspective & Promotion".

Date: 2nd February, 2013
Venue: New Campus RGNUL, Sidhuwal, Patiala

The Right to Information Act, 2005 was enacted with the avowed objective of providing an effective framework for effectuating the Right of Information recognized under Article 19 of the Constitution of India and to provide for setting the practical regime of RTI for citizens to secure access to information under the control of public authorities in order to promote transparency and accountability in the working of every public authority.

With the expansion of economy, people's quest for right to information has increased and so has the demand for the inspection of record held by the Government departments and various public authorities. Perhaps, because of the apprehensions that the masses may not get alienated, the Government thought it imperative to initiate steps to bridge the gap with the people through the Right to Information Act and ultimately diminish the aura of mystery around the decision-making and functioning of the Government

To make people feel that they are an integral part of the Government system or governance, the Indian democracy through the Right to Information Act, 2005, has made

governance citizen-centric or people-participative. Since transparency and accountability enhance the trust of the people in the functioning of the Government, the RTI Act ensures this happens effectively.

  • Constitutional Perspective of Right to Know
  • RTI and Good Governance
  • Right to Information and Media Law
  • Right to Information Advocacy
  • Social Science Perspective of RTI
  • Technicalities in RTI
  • Regulatory Mechanism and RTI

Call for Papers:
Research papers/working papers are invited from the scholars, researchers, practitioners, academicians, social workers and students on the issues related to above themes. It is also proposed that the selected papers will be published as a special volume on the seminar in the form of edited book with ISBN No. Author of selected papers would be given an opportunity to present the papers during sessions on the day of seminar.

Guidelines for Seminar Paper:
Paper should not be of more then 6000 words. It must be typed in Times New Roman Font Size 12 on A4 size paper with 1" margin on all sides with 1.5 line spacing using MS Word application 2010. Blue Book style of referencing and footnote should be followed.

The paper should contain an abstract of 300 - 350 words and at the end of the paper, a brief profile of the author indicating his email ID contact number and address should be provided.

Submission Deadlines:
The soft copy of abstract of the paper should be sent to the convenors of the seminar at on or before 15th January, 2013. Soft copy of selected full papers must reach to the Convener on or before 25th January, 2013 and a single side printed hard copy of the paper must also reach before 28 January, 2013.

Registration Fee:
Registration form along with demand draft in the name of (Registrar RGNUL Punjab) as registration fee must reach RGNUL on or before 25th January, 2013.

The RGNUL would extend the local hospitality with food and accommodation for the delegates.

  • Students : Rs. 1000/-
  • Teachers : Rs. 1500/-
  • Co-authors* & Others: Rs. 2000/-
  • Delegates Nominated by different departments : 1000/-

*Co-authors must not be more than two including the author.

Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab
Mohindra Kothi, The Mall Road,
Patiala - 147001, Punjab
Phone: 0175 - 2304188
Fax: 0175-2221001

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