Administrative Training Institute, Nagaland Kohima - 797003
It all started with a State level workshop on RTI held at ATI, Kohima on 17/09/2005 in which more than 80 participants consisting of Administrative Heads and HODs, NGOs and the Media attended. –Shri. Venkatesh Nayak of Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI), New Delhi was the main resource person. During the workshop,
the Department of Personnel & Administrative Reforms was identified as the implementing department for the implementation of the RTI Act in the State.
ATI had started trainings on RTI Act as early as February, 2006. In March, 2006 the Nagaland State Information Commission was set up with 3 members, besides a number of supporting staff.
During 2007-08, with the implementation of the UNDP-GoI (i.e Department of Personnel and Training) assisted project on “Capacity Building for Access to Information” (CBAI), a Right to Information Cell (RTI Cell) was set up in the Institute in 2007 headed by the Director and assisted by Nodal Officer (of the project) with the following objectives:-
The project activities are undertaken as per the project guidelines developed by the National Implementing Agency (NIA) i.e Centre for Good Governance, Hyderabad and YASHADA, Pune.
The project was implemented through ATI, Kohima at the State level known as State Implementing Agency(SIA) in two identified districts of Dimapur & Mokokchung which are the District Implementing AgencIes (DIA) .
All RTI trainings and other activities are being undertaken by this Cell.
RTI at ATI
During 2007-08, the following milestones need mentioning:-
RTI courses conducted on special invitation by deptts. & organisations;
•Besides PIO/APIO, ATI conducts training for Office Asstts. & other Govt. Officers;
For the implementation of the CBAI project, RTI Cells were set up at DIAs level (Dimapur & Mokokchung) headed by the respective D.Cs. and District Nodal Officers appointed at DIA levels
The project profile is as follows :Name of the Project :- “Capacity Building for Access to Information” Project Area :- Dimapur & Mokokchung districts. Project Period :- 30 months (2006-2009) Project Cost : 20.00 lakhs. (Rs. 6 lakhs for SIA and Rs 7 lakhs to each for DIAs). SIA: State Implementing Agency i.e. ATI, Kohima. DIA: District Implementing Agency i.e. Dimapur & Mokokchung districts.
Activities and achievements under various project components:-
1. Training & Capacity Building-
Report as in May, 2009
Note: The upper numbers (in blue) indicates achievements, whereas the lower numbers(in black) indicates targets.
•Conducted TOT for 25 SRPs by NIA(YASHADA, Pune) at ATI from 10th to 12th September, 2007.
•Conducted TOT for the DRPs from the two project districts by SRPs:
a. Training of PIOs/APIOs/AA/Govt. officials:-
•b. Training of representatives from CSOs/NGOs/Media etc.
2. Research and Documentation
3. Mass Awareness Campaign
4. Clearing House at State/District Level
a. Project Coordination, Monitoring and Reporting b. Networking with other States/NIA/Other stakeholders
5. Dissemination and Advocacy
6. Information Fairs / Information Audit
7. Multi-stakeholder workshops
* Held meetings of SRPs on 8 Oct. 2007 and 5 June, 2008.
** Workshop for Dimapur Naga Students Union and
Workshop for Chakro Angami Public Organisation