Mumbai: City’s St Xavier’s College and NGO ‘Pehchan’ here conducted a training for nearly 100 homeless people on Right to Information Act and filing RTI applications.

The training held yesterday at the St Xavier’s College in south Mumbai was conducted by RTI activist Anil Galgali. Galgali gave demonstration on how to fill an RTI application form and what are important things to be kept in mind while filling it.

He also discussed the details of RTI Act with the participants and how an individual can make the effective use of it and fight for their rights. “I shared many facts with regards to the Act since its inception in the country and tried to made participants aware that RTI is a boon through which any government department, official can be held accountable,” he said. He also explained the procedure of filing an RTI application and what all information from a varied subjects can be sought under an RTI query. Brijesh Arya, the founder president of ‘Pehchan’ said that the marginalised community needs RTI more than any other common man.        PTI

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