India’s first library of replies to RTI questions has been opened in Chandigarh.
Thinking of filing an application under the Right To Information Act? Maybe somebody else has already asked the same question that you have in mind. Now you can check out previous replies in a special library where all information obtained under RTI is filed and indexed. The RTI library has been created at Lala Lajpat Rai Bhavan in Sector 15. It is not only India’s first RTI library; it is the first in Asia. Citizens’ Voice chairman Hemant Goswami opened the library on Sunday. He appealed to all persons who have acquired information under the RTI to deposit the answers supplied in the library. At present, receipt of documents and cataloguing is in progress. The library will be open to the general public after June 30.
Gosawmi added that in last seven years much information has been collected under the RTI Act but all the documents are lying with individuals and not available to everyone. The library will prove helpful for journalists, researchers and students. No charge will be made for use of the library.
He said that the next step will be to make all documents available on the internet.
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