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Translation of RTI Act 2005 into MAIN official languages of different States in INDIA

Posted by egovindia on May 28, 2006


Judicial Reforms & India Whistle Blower's Action Group

Facilitating Emergence of New India

Based on Values of Transparency & Accountability, E Governance,
Natural Justice, Human Rights and Human Dignity


December 29th, 2005

Shri K Shankar Narayanan, Secretary (Coord. & PG),
Cabinet Secretariat, Directorate of Public Grievances.
Telephone: 23345545, Fax No. 23345637 and

Directorate of Public Grievances, Cabinet Secretariat,

This is V. M. Kumaraswamy MBA, in business since 1971. Founder and Moderator of India's largest e-governance yahoo-group under the title eGovINDIA. You can reach this group at is a group dedicated to promoting true e-governance in India, consisting of members from all walks of life from within INDIA and the World over. Many State Ministers and senior bureaucrats of India are members of this group. We do have lawyers, social activists, freelance writers and journalists in the group. The group is meant for serious activists only. Casual members are not allowed to join the group. The group is also moderated by an Indian Administrative Service  (IAS) Officer.  As on date, the group has nearly 2600 members.

The focus of this group is true e-governance and use of open source technology in e-governance. The members of this forum have a passion to see a truly e-governed India, resulting in transparency and easy access to government services by  the common man, notably the depressed class people (so called untouchables), women and people living in far flung and difficult areas of India.

eGovINDIA's subsidiary groups:

India WhistleBlower Act: The Action Group
Exclusive Discussion Group on Judicial and Legal Reforms in INDIA.
Right to Information in INDIA discussion group


There are 18 to 20 official languages in INDIA.

For effective implementation of RTI Act 2005 needs Information Commissioners of INDIA need to promote LOCALIZATION of LANGUAGES if it wants to be proeprly implemented in INDIA.

Only 5 % in INDIA speak English. Only 30 to 40 % in INDIA knows Hindi.

85 % to 90 % of people speak there own STATE LANGAUGE. We need to CATER to these people. This should happen in INDIA. GOI needs to think about this for it's future. Real RTI Actvists who are in the field knows about this probelms.

Right to Info Act hits language barrier


Minister Dayanidhi Maran Says Only FIVE percent speak ENGLISH in INDIA. SO 95% of population needs to know RTI rules and regulations in different Languages of INDIA.

I have come to know that, Official Marathi translation of the RTI Act 2005 is now available. The official Marathi  translation was released by the Government of India on December 22 (the gazette of India, extraordinary, part 12, section 1). 

If Marathi translation has been released by the GOI, those in other Indian languages also must have been released too !. Maharashtra Government has reprinted the GOI gazette for sale at its book depots throughout the state.
Did GOI has done this one for all other 18 to 20 Official languages like this? Please let me know.

What happenned Translation of RTI Act 2005 into other 21 official Languages of INDIA ?

Did Department of Publications print these Gazette Notifications? What are the procedures involved in this to obtain these Gazette Translations of RTI Act 2005 into different languages of INDIA? Please let us know the details.

Expecting an early action on this issue and reply from all of you.



V. M. Kumaraswamy, MBA.

Founder and Moderator


CONTACT: Rajshekhar Bhujanga


[The Convener of E KAVI Human Rights Committee; Former HR Head in Several Corporations; Worked in different types of economy/Service like Central Government Public Sector, Private Sector Multinational, NGO and Military]


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