North East Diocesan Social Service Society (NEDSSS) has organised two days capacity building programme under SHELTER project on 11th and 12th march at its conference hall for the workers related to the project in Guwahati. This programme is a part of capacity building programme under SHELTER project which is supported by Indo Global Social Service Society.
Training was on Right to
Information Act and how RTI Act can be used to seek information from
various government departments. Ranjan K Baruah of North East Youth
Foundation facilitated the training programme and shared his
experiences and other case studies related to RTI Act. He had
mentioned in details how the act has evolved and what are the
processes to seek information from various government departments.
He has appealed to
participant to prepare well when they work with community and seek
information as most of the corrupted officials or businessperson try
to disturb activist who seek information through RTI Act. The other
sessions includes Public Interest Litigation, Mahatma Gandhi National
Rural Employment Guarantee Act and Food security Act 2013 and was
facilitated by Saito Basumatary.
This two day training
programme was inaugurated by Fr Varghese Velickakam, Director of
NEDSSS. Participants were from project partners associated with
SHELTER projects spread in different parts of the region.