Right To Information

To spread awareness of the effective use of RTI among college students, poor and uneducated citizens and to help them get their legitimate dues from government without paying bribes.

In pursuance of it's objectives, PCGT conducts/organizes

RTI workshops/sessions in various colonies, particularly of underprivileged sections of society and in colleges to impart knowledge to students on the effective application of the RTI Act.
Training interns, especially students from Law colleges and colleges of Social Sciences, and other streams including engineering, medicine, and management on the effective use of the RTI Act in pursuit of good governance.
RTI counseling clinics to help the poor and needy to file RTI applications and provide necessary backup till their grievances are redressed.
Study of the efficacy of various welfare schemes being implemented by the government and inform the government of their impact and correctives if necessary, by culling information from the responses to RTI applications.

Democracy must be built through open societies that share information. When there is information, there is enlightenment. When there is debate, there are solutions. When there is no sharing of power, no rule of law, no accountability, there is abuse, corruption, subjugation and indignation.

Atifete Jahjaga

Programme Overview

Right to Information (RTI) project works for the essential cause of good governance by creating awareness about the Act.

PCGT’s RTI Cell not only provides free legal assistance and guidance in filing RTI applications and appeals for the poor and marginalized sections of the society, but also creates awareness throughout Mumbai in colleges and communities on current socio-legal issues in society.

PCGT also conducts community and college visits and files RTI applications for affected people and regularly follows up with various government departments and citizens in Mumbai and outside, throughout the country. PCGT has also included the Maharashtra Right to Services Act (RTS Act) in its awareness programme since its inception in 2018.

The RTI Cell comprises four avenues:

  • RTI Clinic at PCGT, Mumbai

    PCGT gives counselling guidance at its office, where any citizen affected by the system can approach to seek guidance and assistance to file RTI applications to overcome the difficulties.

  • Community Outreach Workshops

    Community Workshop is an attempt to spread the effectiveness and capacity building interventions of RTI in the marginalised groups in different regions of Mumbai suburbs.

  • College Awareness Workshops

    Through campus outreach programmes, students were trained in the application of the RTI and RTS Acts and motivated to create awareness and educate others about the same.

    In view of COVID-19 pandemic, all RTI workshops / sessions from April 2020 to March 2021 were conducted virtually. Mr. Ranga Rao provided RTI counselling / guidance via email / WhatsApp during this period.

  • Training of Interns & Youth

    A One-day Online Certificate Training Programme on Right to Information (RTI) and Right to Services (RTS) Acts is organized annually by PCGT to train the youth. It serves as an ideal platform for students and professionals alike to understand the importance of good governance as well as legislations such as the RTI and the RTS that lead to accountability in governance.

    During their internship period, interns at PCGT are also educated and trained on these Acts.

Notable Success Stories

More than 7 years shut garden reopens after filing RTI

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Retired Mukadam gets pension and Retirement Benefits by filing RTI

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Issuance of NoC Certificate for Music Teacher for Blind School

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After 40 years of wait Mandakini gets MHADA flat now because of PCGT’s initiative

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A BMC Ex-employee gets 5-year pending Provident Fund through RTI

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A student gets corrected name in SSC Certificate

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