Digitalisation of RTI Act by CPPR, Kochi

rtiKochi-based Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR), has come up with a project named Digital RTI. The project aims to streamline the usage of the Right to Information Act to better effect and to avoid duplication in the process of extracting information. The lack of a dedicated space for easy and speedy access of information eliciting through the RTI from across the State had led to the idea of digitalization of RTI information and making it available on a Wikipedia-like platform. Also the lack of compilation and storage of the information generated often resulted in loss of man-hours facilitating public information officers to take refuge in the lame excuse by citing at the cumbersome process.

The first phase of the project will be lasting for ten months and under this phase, copies of RTI applications and the information generated would be collected from public information offices and the State Information Commission. It would be then digitalized and made available on the website. Health, road and transport, power, water, and education are the five different categories of RTI inputs that would be uploaded on to the proposed website. The project is being funded by NRIs and voluntary organisations.