New Delhi: In order to deal better with
growing intra-departmental RTI queries, Department of
Personnel and Training (DoPT) has decided to train its over
100 officials on different matters related to Right to
DoPT, which acts as a nodal agency to oversee
implementation of the transparency law, has decided to train a
total of 104 Central Public Information Officers and Appellate
The decision was taken after some of its CPIOs
complained of difficulties in dealing with RTI applications.
Officials said that some of its information officers were
reprimanded by Central Information Commission for improperly
disposing of certain pleas.
"We have called special trainers for a day-long
workshop on July 6. They will answer all the queries related
to RTI," a DoPT official said.
He said that 52 CPIOs and their appellate authorities
have been chosen for the training and they have been asked to
send their queries in advance to save time and ensure proper
According to official data, about 370 complaints
related to Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and
Pensions are pending with the CIC.
DoPT is also planning to conduct such training for
CPIOs of other central government departments too.