Press Information Bureau
Government of India

  Thursday, October 28, 2010   *Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances &
Pensions* **
     20:33 IST


            The Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and
Pensions Shri Prithviraj Chavan launched the Logo on RTI and the RTI portal
today in the presence of Shri. A N. Tiwari, Chief Information Commission and
Shri. Shantanu Consul, Secretary, DoPT.


It is a simple and iconic logo depicting a sheet of paper with information
on it, and the public authority – providing the information. This represents
people’s empowerment through transfer and accountability in Governance. The
logo’s shape and structure make it easy to remember, recall and replicate
with minimal distortion.


In the last five years the RTI regime has heralded a regime of transparency
and accountability and strengthened the democratic structure of the country.
Success stories of citizens using the RTI Act abound. The Act has achieved
great success in empowering the citizens of India. However it was felt that
the core values of the RTI regime – Empowerment, Transparency and
Accountability- need to be given a shape in the form of a logo.  The logo
would be displayed at all public authorities and will be used in various
communications related to RTI.


The Right to Information Portal – A Gateway on RTI – was also formally
launched on this occasion. The portal is one stop knowledge bank for
information seekers, information providers, trainers, Information
Commissions, students and academicians.  It provides for a digital library,
discussion fora, e- newsletter and a blog. Latest judgments of the High
Courts and Information Commissions; reports, articles, guides, manuals,
handbooks for various stakeholders; online certificate course are also
available on this portal. There is facility for stakeholders to interact
through dedicated and open discussion forum and register as resource
persons. The web URL for the Portal is


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