Public Concern for Governance Trust in association with Department of Political Science- V. G. Vaze College of Arts, Science & Commerce Autonomous is organising a Webinar on Transparency in Governance with Special Reference to RTI.
About the Organisations
Public Concern for Governance Trust (PCGT) is a registered trust founded by Mr. Julio Ribeiro, Dr. R.K. Anand and late Mr. B.G. Deshmukh to increase public participation and activism towards creating a more transparent and efficient governance system.
About KET’s V. G. Vaze College of Arts, Science and Commerce: The Late Shri Annasaheb Vaze and his sons established the Kelkar Education Trust in 1979. This charitable Trust aims to reach out to all, irrespective of their standing in the society, without any discrimination. The V. G. Vaze College is a multi-faculty institution established in 1984 by the trust.
About the Webinar
Topic: Transparency in Governance with Special Reference to RTI
Date: 4th November 2020
Time: 6 PM to 7 PM
Venue: Zoom Communications App
Qualification: No age limit.
This webinar will be free of cost for its attendees.
About the Speaker
Mr. Shailesh Gandhi
Mr. Shailesh Gandhi is a first-generation entrepreneur and a Distinguished Alumnus awardee of IIT Bombay. He sold his company to become an RTI activist. Shailesh was part of the National RTI movement which was involved in drafting the National Act.
He was the convener of the National Campaign for People’s Right To Information. He has used RTI and also trained many citizens and government officials in over 1000 workshops to use it. The only RTI activist to have been chosen as a Central Information Commissioner, he disposed a record of over 20000 cases in 3 years and 9 months and ensured that most cases were decided in less than 90 days.
He gave many landmark decisions on RTI, apart from organizing the first digital paperless office in the Commission. He is passionately pursuing the cause of evolving ways for a time-bound justice delivery system and improving governance systems.
Amongst many awards, he has been awarded the Nani Palkhiwala Civil Liberties Award, the MR Pai Award, and the Narayan Varma Memorial Award. He has published a book: RTI Act- authentic interpretation of the Statute and a paper critiquing Supreme Court judgments on RTI.
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