RTI (Right to Information) Anonymous- File your RTI petitions anonymously.

Yes, Indians can now file RTI (Right to Information) petitions online as anonymous, without even leveraging security.

All you need to do is to send an email regarding the problem you are facing to RTI Anonymous. Since you have a ‘Right To Information’ to know why have you been kept waiting in a particular government department for your work to be processed. The best part is this, while applying for the RTI your Identity won’t be revealed and you will get all the information required mailed at your email ID.

Few things might be still wondering in your minds!

What are the consequences after filing the RTI in normal way?

Once you file a RTI against any government officials there are chances of many threats. I am not demotivating you, but to give a rough idea of the things which often happen in real scenario. Read the space to get the full details of filling a RTI anonymously.

“There is no protection for the common man who files an RTI application. There are so many school teachers who have been killed across the country for seeking information via RTI, reducing RTI to a complete sham since there is no protection offered. An RTI activist was killed earlier this month in Hyderabad itself and almost 350 people have been killed so far in barbaric manner to discourage others from using RTI. It is only a law on paper because the law does not work to offer protection barring the Whistleblower’s Act. There is no serious move to protect those who use RTI. RTI deaths is one of the worst sagas in history of India. True freedom is the ability of a common man to bring a sea change in system.” – Filmmaker Mani Shankar

What is the Role of RTI Anonymous?

This brings your safety when it comes to RTI Act. In RTI Anonymous you need to send an online petition to http://getup4change.org. This Anonymous community takes the rest of the charge. When they get the proper response from the government officials they will get back to you with a scanned copy of the report. This makes your work more simpler and easy.

Quick Steps for what you need to do:

  • Login to Getup4Change at http://getup4change.org.
  • Submit your Username and Email ID, within few minutes you will receive a mail with the password.
  • Now, login and submit your query with proper document.
  • The RTI Anonymous community volunteers gets into action and makes the proper moves by consulting various authorities and submits the request.
  • After getting the response from the government officials, RTI Anonymous groups forwards the required details to you.
  • Thus, makes your Identity as Anonymous.

 

Sources: getup4change.org, buggingweb.com

This information was originally posted at September 16, 2012 on my facebook wall.

Skype to block local voice calls originating from India starting November 10.

Skype to block local voice calls originating from India starting November 10.

Yes, it’s true and officially confirmed.

Skype to block local voice calls originating from India starting November 10.

Skype to block local voice calls originating from India starting November 10.

Read

  1.  From the support page of Skype: https://support.skype.com/en/faq/FA34487/why-can-i-no-longer-make-calls-to-india-from-india
  2.  A Times of India article on the same: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tech/tech-news/Skype-to-block-local-voice-calls-from-India-starting-November-10/articleshow/44479747.cms

Reason

According to Indian law, although it’s legal to use VoIP, it’s illegal to have VoIP gateways (server) in India. Read: The TRAI PDF whitepaper. The irony is that, the Government is forcing VoIP service providers to place VoIP gateways inside India while it’s illegal to do so! Read: News article from Times of India – “Government wants Skype to set up servers in India”.

Get my point here? The Government is forcing VoIP service providers to place gateways inside in India, while not amending the earlier policy which made it illegal. So in anyways, VoIPs can’t offer local calls ‘legally’. The contradictory polices of both TRAI and Government of India made VoIP service providers difficult to operate in India. So naturally, Skype had to stop the services.

What do you think of this move? Comment your opinion.

Further reading: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voice_over_IP

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