Call for Papers ; National Seminar Cum Workshop on Right to Information

Nikita Hora

8 Sep 2015 10:48 AM GMT

  • Call for Papers ; National Seminar Cum Workshop on Right to Information

    Rajiv Gandhi National University Of Law(RGNUL), Punjab in collaboration with State Information Commission, Punjab is organizing a National Seminar cum workshop on Right to Information: A tool for Good Governance.


    31stOctober, 2015


    Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab Sidhuwal, Bhadson Road, Patiala- 147 006


    1. Seminar papers are invited from the academicians, practitioners, researchers, scholars and students on the issues related to above themes. It is also proposed that the selected papers by the Committee will be published in a special volume of the seminar in the form of an edited book with ISBN No.
    2. Author of selected abstracts would be given an opportunity to present their paper as per requirement of the theme during sessions on the day of the seminar.


    Right to Information Act, 2005 mandates timely response to citizen requests for information. Before the RTI Indian Parliament had enacted the Freedom of Information Act, 2002 in order topromote transparency and accountability in the administration. The seminar will focus onobjectives of Right to Information Act, 2005 whose aim is to provide for setting out the practicalregime of right to information for citizens to secure access to information under the control ofpublic authorities, in order to promote transparency and accountability in the working of every public authority, the constitution of a Central Information Commission and State InformationCommissions and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto. The Right to informationAct, 2015, which came into effect on 12 October 2005, is one of the most significant legislationsenacted by the Parliament of India. The Act confers on all the citizens the right to access the information and correspondingly, makes the dissemination of such information an obligation tothe public authority. The Right to Information Act, 2005 was enacted with the avowed objective of providing an effective framework for effectuating the Right of Information recognized under Article 19 of the Constitution of India.


    1. Right to Information and Protection of Human Rights
    2. RTI and Good Governance
    3. Social Science Perspective of RTI
    4. Use and misuse of RTI
    5. RTI regulatory mechanism
    6. Transparency and accountability in the implementation of RTI
    7. Right to Information and Media Law
    8. Right to Information Advocacy
    9. Constitution and Right to know


    1. An abstract should contain 300 – 350 words accompanied by a brief profile of the author indicating his email ID, contact number and official address.
    2. Paper should not be of more than 6000 words. It must be typed in Times New Roman Font Size 12 on A4 size paper with 1” margin on all sides with 1.5 line spacing using MS Word.
    3. A Uniform Formatting Style must be strictly adhered to while submitting the abstracts and full paper.


    Registration fees by demand draft in the name of “Registrar, RGNUL, Punjab” payable at Patiala must reach on or before 11 October 2015 on the address mentioned below along with the single side printed hard copy of the paper.

    Registration Fee 

    1. Students – Rs. 700
    2. Teachers – Rs 1000
    3. Co- author –Rs 1600

    Note :-Keep the Photocopy of Demand Draft for future reference


    1. Last Date of Submission of Abstract - 10th September 2015
    2. Full Paper Submission (Soft Copy) - 1 st October 2015
    3. Full Paper Submission (Hard Copy) & Registration Fees via Registered Post only. Couriers will not be accepted - 11th October 2015 

    Note :-All the abstracts and full length papers shall be sent on email id:

    Address for Sending Registration Fees and Hard Copy of Full Paper by Registered Post Only Ms. GeetikaWalia Assistant Professor of Law Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab Bhadson Road, Sidhuwal, Patiala, 147006


    The accommodation will be provided as per availability on payment basis.


    Ms. GeetikaWalia

    Assistant Professor of Law RGNUL, Punjab


    Ms. GurmanpreetKaur

    Assistant Professor of Law RGNUL, Punjab


    Click here for Official notification.

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