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Right to Information – Master key to good governance

RTI allows to assess and examine every Govt. decision, NOTINGS plays an important part in analysing this.

Posted by rtiact2005 on July 22, 2006

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”.

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One Response to “RTI allows to assess and examine every Govt. decision, NOTINGS plays an important part in analysing this.”

  1. ramesh wasudeo said

    a maharashtra cabinet minister and principal secretary had to go to jail because the decision of these gentlemen to flout HC directive and cause contempt could be proved in court of law.

    if file notings are taken away from perview of RTI, such ghost decisions will never be able to be proved and politicians and bureaucracy will have a field day.

    this is unofficial secreta act.

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