Right to Information – Master key to good governance

Central Information Commissioner AGREES Entirely on….. RTI Activists Info Commissioner has a question to all of US, Please do respond to this with your comment.

Posted by rtiact2005 on July 13, 2006

Re: [INDIARTI] CIC’s INFORMATION in articles about RTI Act are MISLEADING the PUBLIC and PRESS ?

Mon, 10 Jul 2006 10:48:06 +0530 (IST)

I agree entirely. In what way then is CIC’s information ‘misleading’ ?




CIC’s INFORMATION in articles about RTI Act are MISLEADING the PUBLIC and PRESS ?
WHY CIC’s are doing this ?
IT’S OUR RIGHT. An inalienable right has been conferred on citizens.
`Right to Information Act will empower common people’
The legislative intent is clear; we are entitled to know how our money is spent.
The onus is on us to make the Act work.

In effect, therefore, the right conferred on the citizen is an exhaustive one.

It allows him to assess and examine every government decision, to study the reasons recorded by the government for taking a particular step,  and to utilise information so gathered to ensure that government acts in a
transparent and just manner.

Indeed, the preamble to the Act puts it well when it says, “democracy requires an informed citizenry and transparency of information”  and adds these  “are vital to its functioning and also to contain corruption and to hold Governments and their instrumentalities accountable to the governed”.

Venkat Kumaraswamy <vmkumaraswamy@yahoo.com> wrote:
Central panel cautions against misuse of RTI Act :: PUBLIC ACCESS TO GOVT INFORMATION

Right to know, but who’s going to tell you? Staff shortage hits panel
Spy who came back from Pak jail resorts to RTI


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