RTI Service is available at door-step with Cost and free of cost by RTI Activists of Odisha
All of you are aware that Nabin Patnaik Govt. is sitting on volcano of corruption, irregularities, malpractice and misappropriation of fund in respect of every development work and project implemented by the administration, procurement, granting licence and lease etc. The corruption has gone to any extent for which the common people have been deprived to access their entitlements guaranteed under Indian Constitution and other laws for the time being in force. For example, the poor people could not get IAY house or Biju Pucca house despite their persuasion to the administration. The NREGA labourers are not paid their wage for months together. As a result, the poor remained in hunger, died of starvation and the children suffering from malnutrition across the state.
Since 2005, RTI ( Right to Information Act) has been used as biggest tool by the citizens to access their service, expose corruption and redress their grievances. The law has also empowered citizens not only access the information but also monitor the functioning of the governance system and do tracking the application of their grievances. Like other states, in Odisha, RTI has been extensively used by RTI Activists to expose corruption and bring to limelight the inside story of the administration. RTI Activists have also exposed the administrative inefficiency, lack of seriousness of bureaucracy to address the problem of the people.
It has come to our notice that many people though aware about RTI lack some fundamental knowledge about the procedure to be followed to file RTI Application, first appeal, second appeal and take up the corruption issues at appropriate level after getting information about it. Govt. of Odisha has made the procedure so complicated that the common people can not do follow up of his or her application in case of denial of information by the PIO.
So, keeping it in view, we have decided to provide RTI Service in terms of filling application for somebody or guiding anybody to access the information by using RTI or exposing and fighting out corruption through RTI with cost or free of cost. We do not have any problem to provide our service to any political parties interested to carry out campaign on RTI. We have already opened a website www.odisharti.org to provide a lot of information in public domain in order to sensitise the information-seekers. A google group has been opened for debate and discouse on RTI and governance issues. If someone is interested to join, they can send their email ID to email@example.com and join in facebook of Odisha Soochana Adhikar Abhijan.
I present below few list of few RTI Activists who can guide anybody interested to use RTI to assert his right and to fight for transparency.
1. Srikant Pakal, M- 9338455092
2. Soumya Ranjan Pradhan, M-9778861045
3. Suvendu Roy, M- 8280126958
4. Chitta Behera, M-9437577546
5. Rohan Mohanty, M- 9438509617
6. Dillip Das, M-9437070038
7. Sanjib Satapathy, M- 8455041407