RTI As A Machine to Fight Against Corruption and Effective Tool in Indian System
Keywords:Right to information, Fight Against corruption, Effective Tools, Impact of the society
This paper is an examination of the effectiveness of right to information Act 2005, RTI as a machine to fight against corruption and effective tool in Indian system. The RTI act was enforced on 12 October, 2005 to ensure good governance and transparency in India; Good governance has become a buzzword in development today. Fighting corruption, raising, accountability and promoting transparency are increasingly perceived as been indispensable to the nation of good governance the concept of good governance is getting popularity and is being used unsparingly in the international community to promote development, economic and social security and peace. There is realization that robust engagement with the civil society is at the heart of good governance and citizen participation has become a recurring theme because of the inherent impact policies can have on citizens – the ultimate beneficiaries. This research paper examines the different scholarly debates around good governance and did effectiveness. It drams parallels to similar study for good governance since corruption, lack of accountability and transparency have been often cited as impediments to governance.1 The right to information act (RTI) Based on content analysis and depth interviews with a few bureaucrats and activists the paper indicates that RTI act has succeeded in reducing information asymmetries and exposing corruption. Public servants have become relatively accountable and responsible to service.
Under section 1(3):Right to Information Act, 2005
Provision made under u/s 4 (1) (d) of the act, makes it mandatory for the public authority to “provide reasons for its administrative or quasi-judicial decisions to the affected persons.”
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