Remarkable progress in the RTI library at Chandigarh20 Jun, 2012
The library inaugurated at Chandigarh by the Citizens Voice and RTI Users Association in association with Servants of People’s Society has started getting huge amount of documents. The open library dedicated to RTI has received around 50,000 documents pertaining to information demanded by various individuals and institutions under the Right to Information (RTI) Act. The library shall start functioning from July 1 at the Lala Lajpat Rai Bhawan at Chandigarh.
A special classification system has been developed for the library called the Indian Information Documents System. It consisting of 15 characters, the first nine characters will tell the name of the ministry, the specific subjects, the state and the district of the given information. The last five digits will specify the year and the reliability of the document, depending on whether it is an original document or a photocopy.
The process of document collection is underway and binding work has also begun. In view of such huge documents, the library would assume special significance for researchers and journalists as all the information would be easily accessible under one roof. At a later date, an e-library would also be created.