Right to informotion as atool to promote and strengthen democracy

Rani, Dr.Padma (2010) Right to informotion as atool to promote and strengthen democracy. Global Media Journal – Indian Edition , winter.

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Abstract

The right to information Act was passed in India by Parliament on 15 June 2005 and it came into force on 15 October 2005.The RTI has made information accessible to the public which they were earlier deprived off. The basic aim of the act is to bring about openness, transparency and accountability of the government. Certain provisions in the act have ensured that it is implemented in its full spirit. In this paper the salient features of the act will be discussed and with the help of case laws it will be shown that how it is applicable in various areas like consumer rights, food security, expose corruption etc. and in turn has lead to bring about accountability in society and strengthen democracy.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: RTI, Land scams, food security, corruption, democracy
Subjects: Communication > MIC Manipal
Depositing User: MIC Library
Date Deposited: 15 Nov 2014 12:23
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2014 12:23
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/141095

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