Utilise Rs 50,000 grant to set up RTI cell: Govt tells departments
To facilitate easy processing of RTI applications, the government on Monday asked all departments to utilise one-time grant of Rs 50,000 for setting up an exclusive cell. The government had three years ago started a scheme ‘Improving Transparency and Accountability in Government through effective Implementation of RTI’, under which one-time grant of up to Rs 50,000 is being provided. The purpose of the financial assistance is for development of necessary infrastructure and purchase of equipment like computers for speedy disposal of pleas under the Right to Information Act. ‘It is reiterated that ministries, departments, attached offices and subordinate offices desirous of availing the facility of financial assistance, may send the proposals,’ the DoPT said.