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National Seminar cum Workshop on Right to Information

Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab is pleased to announce the National Seminar cum Workshop on Right to Information.

Date: 31st October, 2015

Theme of the Seminar:
Right to Information Act, 2005 mandates timely response to citizen requests for information. Before the RTI Act, Indian Parliament had enacted the Freedom of Information Act, 2002 in order to promote transparency and accountability in the administration. The seminar will focus on objectives of Right to Information Act, 2005 whose aim is to provide for setting out the practical regime of right to information 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, the constitution of a Central Information Commission and State Information Commissions and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

The Right to Information Act, 2015, which came into effect on 12th October, 2005; is one of the most significant legislations enacted by the Parliament of India. The Act confers on all the citizens the right to access the information and correspondingly, makes the dissemination of such information an obligation to the public authority. 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.

Sub Themes:

  • Right to Information and Protection of Human Rights
  • RTI and Good Governance
  • Social Science Perspective of RTI
  • Use and misuse of RTI
  • RTI regulatory mechanism
  • Transparency and accountability in the implementation of RTI
  • Right to Information and Media Law
  • Right to Information Advocacy
  • Constitution and Right to know

Call for Papers:
Seminar papers are invited from the academicians, practitioners, researchers, scholars and students on the issues related to above themes. It is also proposed that the selected papers by the Committee will be published in a special volume of the seminar in the form of an edited book with ISBN No.

Author of selected abstracts would be given an opportunity to present their paper as per requirement of the theme during the sessions on the day of the seminar.

Guidelines for Seminar Paper:
An abstract should contain 300 - 350 words accompanied by a brief profile of the author indicating his Email ID, contact number and official address.

Paper should not be of more than 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. A Uniform Formatting Style must be strictly adhered to while submitting the abstracts and full paper. All the abstracts and full length papers shall be sent to

Web Conference:
The seminar will have parallel web conference session available to selected presenters on the prior payment of the Registration Fee. The slots for web conference and the Seminar Programme would be updated on the University website:

Registration fees by Demand Draft in the name of "Registrar, RGNUL, Punjab" payable at Patiala must reach on or before 11th October, 2015 on the address mentioned below along with the single side printed hard copy of the paper.

Registration Fee:

  • Students: Rs. 700/-
  • Teachers: Rs. 1000/-
  • Co-author*: Rs. 1600/-

*Only two authors per paper permitted.

Keep the Photocopy of Demand Draft for future reference. Kindly send the Registration Fees and hard copy of Full Paper by Registered Post Only

The accommodation will be provided as per availability on payment basis.

Important Dates:

Last Date of Submission of Abstract:

10th September, 2015

Full Paper Submission (Soft Copy):

1st October, 2015

Full Paper Submission (Hard Copy) & Registration Fees via Registered Post only. Couriers will not be accepted:

11th October, 2015

Ms. Geetika Walia
Seminar Coordinator
Assistant Professor of Law
RGNUL, Punjab
Phone: +91-9646023882

Ms. Gurmanpreet Kaur
Seminar Coordinator
Assistant Professor of Law
RGNUL, Punjab
Phone: +91-9501034463

Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab
Sidhuwal, Bhadson Road,
Patiala - 147 006
Phone: 0175 - 2391600/601/602, 0175 - 2391200

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