National Workshop on Freedom of Information: Challenges and Solutions



Organiser: National Law University, Delhi in Association with the Central Information Commission, Government of India and NCPRI, New Delhi

Date: 6th April, 2013.


The workshop shall provide a platform to various stakeholders and address topical matters for freedom of information. This Workshop would deliberate on the following sub-themes:

1. Amplitude of the freedom of information endeavours
2. Role of the Public authority and Public Information officers in promoting the scheme.
3. Analysis of exemptions under the provisions of the Act
4. Empowerment of the Central and State Information Commission
5. Reforms related to functioning of the RTI Scheme.
6. Protections to RTI Applicant.
7. Expansion of RTI scheme to Private institutions.
8. Challenges before the RTI Scheme in India.

Above themes are only illustrative but not exhaustive. Researcher may select any topic related to the main theme.

Call for papers

Empirical research papers or field Studies on the specified topics pertaining to freedom of information endeavours are invited from scholars, researchers, bar & bench, teachers and students, PIO, NGO, civil societies. No co-author is allowed. Selected research papers will be allowed to make presentation.

Research paper should apply research skills and use of appropriate research methodology.

Research paper should be thematic and identification of sub-themes is highly appreciated. It should have proper research questions and should also reflect the findings. Paper should not be of more than 8000 words.

It must be typed in Times New Roman Font Size 12 on A4 size paper with 1″ margin on all sides with 1.5 line spacing using MS Word application. At the end of the paper, there should be a brief profile of the author with his e-mail ID, contact number and address.

Complete research papers with abstract shall be submitted on or before 24 March 2013.

Registration Charges: Rs. 500 for legal professionals and Rs 100 for students.

Registration for witnessing the proceedings can be submitted at any time on or before 30 March 2013.

Certificate for actual participation shall be issued or will be mailed after completion of the event.

No certificate shall be issue in absentia and no refund of registration charges at any stage.

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