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Why RTI is failing to provide you information in time?

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By Newsgram Staff Writer

The RTI system of  our country is in news for all wrong reasons. The system which  started amid a lot of applause is  now crumbling and  staring at a break down.

There are more 2 lakhs RTI cases which are pending with Information Commissioners, according to a report.

The developing states in our country face a serious staff crunch in the Information Commission and the system lacks an active mechanism, a news report said.

The commanding positions of the information commission in key states like Goa, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana are miserable.  Moreover, the state commissions in Goa and Assam have an embarrassing situation, as in Goa no one has been appointed in power since Leela Mehendale retired as the Chief Information Commissioner two months ago.

In Assam the commissioner was appointed in December 2014 but the work is still in the pending mode.

According to the RTI Act, the commission should have a Chief Commissioner and can have 10 information commissioners. As of now, the states like Jharkhand, Odisha, Meghalaya and Sikkim are running the system with just one commissioner.

The sources say that UP is the only state which has filled up the full quota. Haryana has nine commissioners other than a chief. Punjab and Andhra have eight commissioners besides the chief information commissioner.

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Sikkim Government Will Integrate Microsoft’s IT Courseware To Spread Digital Literacy

The tie-up would help make the youth future ready.

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The Sikkim government and Microsoft India on Thursday entered into a pact for revamping the state’s education system by enhancing digital literacy and building new age tech capacity among students and faculty in government-run schools.

The MoU was signed between the Human Resource Development Department and the technology major here.

Sikkim HRD Minister R.B. Subba, Additional Chief Secretary HRD G.P. Upadhyaya and Director Education (Advocacy), Microsoft, Vinnie Jauhari were present at the event.

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Logo of Microsoft outside it’s office. Pixabay

As part of the collaboration, Microsoft will support the state in integration of IT content in the state board curriculum to build student capacity, usher in school reforms, build teacher capacity as well as enhance digital literacy and digital citizenship.

Subba said the government was partnering with Microsoft India as part of its commitment to harness the power of technology to transform e-governance and core sectors in Sikkim.

So, if your child is preparing for IIT-JEE or NEET from any of the reputed centres like Aakash Institute, as a parent, it's your responsibility to help your child find the right study time
The government will integrate Microsoft’s IT courseware and content in the State board curriculum for classes 6 to 10 and train 100 master trainers on the curriculum at the State Council for Educational Research and Training (SCERT) labs., Pixabay

The tie-up would help make the youth future ready, he said.

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The government will integrate Microsoft’s IT courseware and content in the State board curriculum for classes 6 to 10 and train 100 master trainers on the curriculum at the State Council for Educational Research and Training (SCERT) labs.

Based on the agreement, two schools would be identified and adopted for implementing the plan. (IANS)