फा.सं/ FILE NO:A-33066/07/2017-ISTM




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कार्मिकएवंप्रशिक्षणविभाग/ DEPARTMENT OF PERSONNEL & TRAINING

प्रशासनिकब्लाक,ज.ने.वि. परिसर(पुराना) / ADMINISTRATIVE BLOCK, JNU CAMPUS (OLD),

ओलोफपाल्मेमार्ग,नईदिल्ली - 110067/ OLOF PALME MARG, NEW DELHI – 110067

दूरभाष / TELEPHONE – 011-26164285;  टेलीफैक्स / FAX – 011-26104183

                        दिनांक / Date: 14th July, 2017


1.                  All Central Ministries / Departments

2.                  All Attached / Subordinate Offices

3.                  All Public Sector Undertakings/Autonomous Bodies/ Statutory Bodies

 Subject :-   One day Workshop on “Right to Information for Appellate Authorities” to be held on 23rd November, 2017  (Thursday) at ISTM, New Delhi.

 Sir / Madam,

            I am directed to say that the Institute of Secretariat Training and Management will be conducting a One day “Workshop on Right to Information for Appellate Authorities” on 23rd  November, 2017 for officer’s who are senior in rank to the PIOs in various Public Authorities, having the responsibility to function as Appellate Authority under RTI Act, 2005.

 2.        The aim of the workshop is to provide to the First Appellate Authorities under the RTI Act 2005, a platform to discuss various nuances of considering an appeal against the decision of the Public Information Officer.

 3.        Only such officers should be nominated who can attend the programme on whole time basis.  While making nominations the level and type of participants as indicated in Annexure may be borne in mind.  An officer who has already attended similar programme conducted by ISTM or any other Institute should not be nominated for this programme.

4.       Nomination (s) in the prescribed proforma may be sent to this Institute, so as to reach latest by 23.10.2017. However, it is compulsory to fill the nomination form online through ISTM website (www.istm.gov.in). The receipt of nomination does not guarantee admission of an officer in the course. Therefore, the officer(s) concerned should be relieved for attending the programme only after receipt of specific confirmation regarding acceptance of the nomination.

Yours faithfully,


Encl:  Annexure                                                                                                                                   (K.GOVINDARAJULU)

Tel No. 011-26164285





The Institute


ISTM is a premier training institute under the administrative control of the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions (Department of Personnel and Training), Government of India, and a lead resource center in the country for strengthening professional capabilities of trainers in the Central and State Training Institutes.  It has in its faculty, several “Master Trainers” and “Recognised Users” as national resource persons in the area of training techniques.


The Right to Information Act, 2005 came into force on 12 October 2005 to provide for setting out the practical regime of Right to Information for citizen to secure access to information under the control of public authorities, in order to promote transparency and accountability in the working of every public authority.    With a view to facilitating smooth implementation of the Act, the Training Division, Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT), has entrusted to ISTM, New Delhi, the task of capacity enhancement initiative.    Accordingly, the Institute has already conducted large number of Workshops for various levels of functionaries in the Government belonging to public authorities.  With this experience, ISTM has now on its rolls a set of dedicated faculty equipped thoroughly on every detail in the Right to Information Act, 2005.


The Need


In the Right to Information Act 2005 a 2-layer provision of appeal against the decision of the PIO has been included.  The first appeal is to be considered departmentally by an officer senior in rank to the PIO and the second and final appeal rests with the Central Information Commission. 


Several first appellate authorities have attended workshops at ISTM and have validated training module delivered by ISTM for equipping the first appellate authorities with requisite skills. 


The Workshop


The Workshop on Disposal of Appeal under RTI will cater, comprehensively, to the functional needs of the senior officers designated by public authorities to consider appeals against the decisions of their PIOs.


Level of Participants

 Officers senior in rank to the PIOs in various public authorities, having the responsibility to function as appellate authority under RTI Act, 2005.




One day (0930 hrs – 1700 hrs).


With a view to strengthening the first check post of RTI regime of transparency of information, the Workshop aims to provide to the first appellate authorities a platform to discuss various nuances of considering an appeal against denial of information.


By the end of this workshop, the participants will be able to:


-   Admit a fully referenced appeal;

-   Scan CPIOs action on original request for information; and

  Respond through a speaking order.


Course Contents


Details of appeal by a requester or a third party.

Grounds for appeal.

Consideration of appeal.



With a view to generating a learning environment the Workshop would be conducted through highly participative training methods including experience sharing, problem solving and presentations.




The proceedings of the workshop will be in mixed language of Hindi and English.


Capacity  :    25 (Twenty Five)



The Workshop will be implemented by the professionally competent in-house faculty of the Institute.


Course fee of Rs.2000/- for each participant is being charged from the candidates sponsored by organizations other than the Central Govt. or State Govt., (e.g. Public Sector Undertakings/ Autonomous Bodies) candidates.  It may please be ensured that they bring with themselves a Bank Draft of Rs.2000/- in favour of Assistant Director, ISTM or the Pay & Accounts Officer, Department of Personnel & Training, (ISTM Account), New Delhi towards course fee.





ISTM has hostel facility with AC rooms on twin sharing basis,   Participants are advised to contact Hostel Warden (Tel No. 26177058) or Caretaker (Tel No. 26172571) for hostel accommodation.



Nominations in the prescribed format (Annexure) duly completed and signed by the sponsoring authority should reach:




Joint Director & Course  Director

Institute of Secretariat Training and Management,

Department of Personnel and Training,

Room No. 104, Administrative Block,

JNU Old Campus, Olof Palme Marg,

New Delhi – 110 067.

Tel. No. 26164285, Mob. 9968248083, Telefax: (011) – 26104183