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Call for Papers: National Seminar cum Workshop on Right to Information by RGNLU, Submit Oct. 5


The Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL), Punjab, was established by the State Legislature of Punjab by passing the Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab Act, 2006 (Punjab Act No. 12
of 2006). The Act incorporated a University of Law of national stature in Punjab, to fulfill the need for a Centre of Excellence in legal education in the modern era of globalization and liberalization. The University was accredited with an ‘A’ Grade by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) in 2015.

About Punjab State Information Commission

The Punjab Government constituted the State Information Commission on 11th October 2005 and appointed the first Chief Information Commissioner of Punjab under section 15 of the Right to Information Act, 2005 on the same day.

Section 15(4) of the Act lays down that the general superintendence, direction, and management of the affairs of the State Information Commission shall vest in the State Chief Information Commissioner who shall be assisted by the State Information Commissioners and may exercise all such powers and do all such acts and things which may be exercised or done by the State Information Commission autonomously without being subjected to directions by any other authority under this Act.

Theme of the Seminar

Right to Information: Gearing up for the Future”

The introduction of the Right to Information (RTI) is a transformative step that gears us up for the future, promoting transparency, accountability, and citizen empowerment. However, this balance between transparency and protecting privacy rights can be complex, and we need progressive measures towards the current laws and views related to the topic. These progressive measures pave the way for a more inclusive and responsible society where the collective strength of information empowers citizens to actively shape their nation’s path toward a brighter future, making citizens empowered.

RTI promotes a culture of openness and participatory democracy. Embracing the knowledge-sharing principles, the RTI enhances public trust in institutions and facilitates informed decision-making and equitable development. This Conference seeks to provide comprehensive learning on the Right to Information, dealing with its multiple facets from a transformative perspective and its evolution as an executory right through the administrative and judicial processes.

The conference also aims to explore the challenges and opportunities in the field of Right to Information, including the role of technology, social justice, and activism which help us gear up for the future.


  • Open Government Partnership and RTI
  • Judicial Accountability and RTI: Examining the Connection
  • Privacy rights and RTI: Intersecting dimensions
  • Data Protection Act and RTI
  • Legislative Intent of the RTI Act and RTI Activism
  • Whistleblowers under the RTI Act
  • Artificial Intelligence, RTI, and the Future
  • RTI, Labour Law and Social Justice

Note: The list is not exhaustive.

Submission Guidelines

  • Research papers should pertain to the conference theme.
  • Participants shall be required to submit the final paper with an abstract on or before October 16, 2023.
  • The abstract shall also contain, the name of the author/authors, email ID of the author/s, contact number, and designation.
  • The full paper should not exceed 6000 words. (Abstract is not included in full paper).
  • It shall be typed in Times New Roman, Font Size 12 on A4 size paper with a 1” margin on all sides with 1.5 line spacing using MS Word.
  • Citations shall be strictly in accordance with the Oxford Standard for Citation of Legal Authorities, 4th Edition.
  • The university reserves the discretion to publish the selected papers.

How to Submit?

Abstract and Research Papers should be emailed to [email protected].

Accommodation Details

Participants requiring accommodation are requested to mail the same to the email ID [email protected] with the subject title ‘Accommodation’ on or before October 10, 2023. Accommodation will be provided on payment as per availability on a first come first serve basis.

How to Register?

Interested applicants may register through the link provided at the end of the post.

Registration Fees

  • Students – 500 INR (inclusive of GST)
  • Professionals- 800 INR (inclusive of GST)
  • For making the payment Click here.

(Co-authorship is limited to two authors. In the case of co-authorship, the authors need to pay the fee as per their respective designation.

Important Dates

  • Last Date for Registration: October 5, 2023
  • Last Date for Manuscript Submission: October 16, 2023
  • Paper Presentation and Seminar: October 20, 2023


Certificates would be provided to the participants upon the successful completion of the Seminar.


Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Patiala

Contact Information

In case of any queries, please contact:

  • Kunal Yadav [Student Cordinator]: +91 99589 87512
  • Arun Rathod [Registration Head]: +91 91213 64746
  • Ananya Singhvi [Hospitality Head]: +91 92144 05565
  • Paankhurie [Logistics Head]: +91 94251 33990

Click Here to Register!

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