RTI open-access Library


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Launch of India's first RTI Library.

An initiative by Citizens Voice and Servants of the People Society to make all public documents PUBLIC, bring in TRANSPARENCY, cut-off the red tape still prevalent. EMPOWER everyone, avoid duplication, fight CORRUPTION.

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RTI open-access Library

  1. 1. RTI OpenAccess Library Hemant Goswami hemant@rightto.info
  2. 2. RTI Open Access Library First in India
  3. 3. RTI Open Access Library Initiative of: Citizens voice(RTI Users Association) andServants of the people society
  4. 4. Dwarka Dass Library, Lajpat Bhawan, ChandigarhPhysical DocumentsTo be stored and shared
  5. 5. RTI Open Access Library To go On-line as e-library with dedicatedserver to connect it to all rti users all over india
  6. 6. Why RTI LibraryAn initiative to make all public documentsPUBLIC, bring in TRANSPARENCY, cut-offthe red tape still prevalent. EMPOWEReveryone, avoid duplication, fightCORRUPTION.We have to step in when governments fail. RTI Actmandates that the authorities should maintain theirrecords duly catalogued, indexed and whereverpossible computerised and connected through anetwork all over the country. Nothing has been doneon this.
  7. 7. The mandate of RTI ActSection 4(1)(a): Every public authority shall—(a) Maintain all its records duly catalogued andindexed in a manner and the form which facilitatesthe right to information under this Act and ensurethat all records that are appropriate to be computerisedare, within a reasonable time and subject to availabilityof resources, computerised and connected through anetwork all over the country on different systems sothat access to such records is facilitated;
  8. 8. The mandate of RTI ActSection 4(2) & 4(3)(3) For the purposes of sub-section (1), everyinformation shall be disseminated widely and in such formand manner which is easily accessible to the public.(4) All materials shall be disseminated taking intoconsideration the cost effectiveness, local language and themost effective method of communication in that local areaand the information should be easily accessible, to the extentpossible in electronic format with the Central PublicInformation Officer or State Public Information Officer, as thecase may be, available free or at such cost of the medium or theprint cost price as may be prescribed.
  9. 9. How it worksAll documents properly catalogedMaintained like a libraryA unique classification system has beendeveloped for the documentsPublic documents contributed by RTIUsers
  10. 10. Library Classification System Unique Classification System specially developed for Government of India documents
  11. 11. How Classification System works? The system has; Total 9 characters + 1 hyphen + 5 digits after the hyphen
  12. 12. How Classification System works? The first two digits Numerals – Identify the Ministry The next three digits Numerals – Identify the subject matter dealt by the ministry
  13. 13. How Classification System works? The next two Alpha-numerals Identify the State The last two Alpha-numerals Identify the District
  14. 14. How Classification System works? After the hyphen – four digits Identify the year information obtained The last one digit after the hyphen Identify the type and status of information
  15. 15. RTI Documents Library Classification System The classification system is called: INDIAN INFORMATION DOCUMENTSCLASSIFICATION SYSTEM
  16. 16. RTI Documents Library Classification System The classification system is:FREE AND OPEN SOURCE so that Government, NGO and Libraries who want to replicate the concept of RTI Library can follow acommon system of identification and classification of RTI Documents
  17. 17. The Schedule June 15, 2012Indias first RTI Library with a new Library Classification System for RTI documents starts its operation from Dwarka Dass Library, Chandigarh June 15 to July 1, 2012Public makes initial contribution of RTI Documents to the library July 1, 2012 Library opens to public, E-Library goes on trial October 2012 E Library of RTI documents opens for public
  18. 18. Thank YouHemant Goswamihemant@rightto.info