Include "How to Draft an RTI Application" as a Part of Class 10 Languages Syllabus
School children in India should be taught on how to draft an RTI (Right to Information) application as a part of their school curricullum.
Just as students learn 'letter writing' in English, Hindi or other language courses, they should learn 'writing RTI Applications'. Not only the students, but teachers as well as parents will thus become aware of this tool.
Policy makers of our leading education boards viz. CBSE, ICSE and other State Boards should include this as a part of Class 10 syllabus.
General information about the RTI Act is already there in the Civics course which the school students are taught. This petition wants that the language courses viz. English, Hindi and other vernacular languages should have a chapter on 'drafting RTI applications'.
Very little is achieved when a student get to know just that a Right to Information Act exists through a small description in the civics course. When he/she actually writes an RTI application in class and for his/her exams, we believe, he/she is doubly empowered and enabled to use the tool to fight corruption.
While the civics course tells the student that a tool called the RTI Act exsits; the RTI application writing helps him/her actually learn to use the tool.
If you want every literate Indian to be able to fight corruption, please do sign this petition. The future participants in our democracy will thus be able to fight corruption with information!