Right To Information ( R T I) In Nepal

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  • 1. Right to Information (RTI) in Nepal
  • 2. Right To Information
    • An effective tool to establish peoples sovereignty
    • Fosters democracy
    • Compels accountability
    • Promotes Transparency
    • Builds confidence of local people
    • Creates new balance of power between duty holders and rights holders
    • Effective tools for good governance
  • 3. Campaign for RTI Act in Nepal
    • Citizens Campaign for RTI: An effective example of Advocacy
    • Engaging Key Stakeholders in the process
    • Non-Confrontational Approach
    • Multiple actors joined together
    • Blend of Experts and Activists
    • Working on Demand Side
    • Building positive pressure
  • 4. Key features
    • RTI commission and its Role
    • Prepared Act and Regulation
    • Provision of Information Officer
    • Time bound provision
    • Financial penalty for non compliance
  • 5. Challenges of RTI
    • Rules are more protective of the interest of the bureaucrats
    • Wrong Perception as ‘Issue of Media’
    • No demand for Information: Need to work on Demand side
    • Supply side needs capacity building and attitudinal change
    • Early stage of institutionalization
  • 6.
    • Thanks