How do I start a Career in RTI Activism?

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How do I start a Career in RTI Activism?

A Career in RTI Activism has always intrigued me. Internet is brimming with pages on How to get into RTI Activism, while I want to first understand What is a Career in RTI Activism. In my quest to learn more about a Career in RTI Activism, I found this amazing page: Work/Career-in-RTI-Activism/english 

Sujata Paul Maliah's take!
Sujata Paul Maliah has 7 years of professional experience in RTI Activism. Sujata Paul Maliah has worked in RTI Activism as Social Activist in Inspirations Prerna. In Sujata Paul Maliah's own words, this is how Sujata Paul Maliah got into RTI Activism: "I am a social activist who feel that it is my duty to be concerned about my environs- be they, people, flora or fauna. I have studied at CJM, Dehradun, St. John’s College, Agra and Isabella Thoburn College, Lucknow, I have earned myself two post graduate degrees in Chemistry and English Literature, a B Ed degree with specialization, Advanced diploma in Computer Applications, presently studying law. I conduct workshops in the field of theatre, stress management, leadership skills, RTI, teaching methodology, legal literacy. I have been working with the administration in the field of waste management and tree plantation for many years. I have written for national newspapers like Pioneer and Swatantra Bharat. I believe in working quietly and sincerely for anything and everything that concerns living beings so that man and nature can live in harmony. My first letter was in 2010 to Police Department and after that have written many RTI Applications to various departments." 

Career Video on RTI Activism
In a video, Sujata Paul Maliah has talked about various aspects of a Career in RTI Activism. Sujata Paul Maliah started by explaining RTI Activism as: "RTI Activist is a person who uses Right to Information Act 2005. It helps us to get the information from a public department for example, Police Department, Electricity Board etc." The video gave me so much food for thought.

It is easy to Google information about what Qualifications are needed to enter RTI Activism, this video went a step ahead to talk about the body of knowledge one needs to develop to excel at RTI Activism. Sujata Paul Maliah touches upon these in the Education section of the Video:

  • RTI Act 2005
  • General Awareness

This Career demands specific Skills which only an experienced professional can lay out.
Sujata Paul Maliah then explains why these Skills are essential for a Career in RTI Activism:

  • Passion
  • Communication
  • Persistence & Perseverance
  • Confidence
  • Patience
  • Ability to ask questions
  • Strong Personality
  • Self Control

Positives of any Career motivate one to work hard for the same.
Sujata Paul Maliah believes that the following are some of the Positives of a Career in RTI Activism:

  • Think, Act and Make a difference
  • Societal Impact
  • Immense Satisfaction
  • Personal Development
  • Source of Empowerment
  • Authenticity of Documents

Challenges define a Career as much as the Positives of the same.
And, Sujata Paul Maliah believes that one needs to prepare for following Challenges of a Career in RTI Activism:

  • Handling The Public Info Officers
  • Writing an Application
  • Threat to your life

In the final section of the video Sujata Paul Maliah talks about How a day goes in a Career in RTI Activism. This video is by far the best video on a Career in RTI Activism, that I have ever come across. To see the full Talk, one needs to install the LifePage Career Talks App. Here is a direct deep link of the Video: 

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