Vice President Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu to inaugurate CIC’s Annual Convention 

The Central Information Commission (CIC) is organising its 12th Annual Convention on ‘Right to Information’ on December 06, 2017.The Vice President Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu will inaugurate the Convention and deliver the inaugural address at the Annual Convention.

The CIC had last held its Annual Convention on 7th and 8th November. The Convention is held to commemorate the inception of the Right to Information Act, 2005 and takes stock of the implementation of the Right to Information (RTI) Act around the country. The Convention is attended by all State Information Commissions besides stakeholders from all across the country.

This year the Convention follows two seminars held in May and July this year, to discuss ‘Implementation of the RTI Act, 2005’ and ‘Land Records and RTI Act’ respectively.

The CIC has invited well researched original presentations, including case studies from academicians, practitioners, researchers, NGOs/civil society groups, students and other stakeholders to cover three subjects namely ‘Suo-motu disclosures’, ‘Record keeping’ and ‘Emerging issues in implementation of RTI Act’ for the Convention.

The interested persons have been requested to send presentations to Joint Secretary (Law) in the Commission along with the information about the full name and the contact details of the presenter. The presentations may be submitted to before November 30, 2017, specifying the subject as “Seminar on Implementation of RTI Act, 2005”.

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