RTI ( Right To Information )
"Where a society has chosen to accept democracy as its creedal faith, it is elementary that the citizens ought to know what their government is doing"
-- Chief-Justice P. N. Bhagwati Bharati Law Review, Oct-Dec, 2016
Transparency and accountability in administration is the sine qua non of participatory
democracy. Information is the oxygen that any citizen needs to live in the social structure of the society and maintain its democratic balance. Right to Information (RTI) in India as developed through judicial pronouncements thereby distinguishing itself as a Fundamental Right under Article 19(1) (a). After a gradual period of time, realizing the importance of this right to know, this right was established in 2005 as a full-fledged statute in the name of "The Right to Information Act, 2005". This RTI Act became a pioneer tool to the citizens of India for promoting, protecting and defending their Right to know.
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