Right to Information Act Transparency In Governance

Right to Information Act

Right to Information Act


Right to Information Act 2005 is the a tool to get the timely bound government information by the request of Indian citizens. It is an initiative taken by Department of Personnel and Training, under the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions to provide a Right to Information Portal Gateway for the citizens of India to get timely bound information from first Appellate Authorities,PIOs. the Right to Information Act provide transparency and accountability in the working of the Government, stop corruption, and make the real sense democracy. the RTI indicates promotion of human-rights and dignity. September 28 is celebrated as the International Day for Universal Access to Information by the United Nations General Assembly. Benjamin Franklin said that every citizen has the right to questioned the authority. RTI promote transparency and reduce corruption. The RTI provides right to any citizen to get any information regarding government work, irrespective of age-group, caste, colour, creed, gender or religion. the information can be in the form of oral, written, electronically in English, Hindi or other regional language. the following public authority, any institution, body of government established or constituted under the Constitution, bodies controlled or substantially financed by the Government, such as Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs). The RTI time-frame is thirty days to provide information, but if it is a concerns of life or liberty of a person then it provides information within forty-eight hours. to provide the information RTI has a provision of nominal fee.the RTI setup a digital portal for the details of Public Information Officers (PIOs) and Appellate Authorities. Public Interest vs. Protected Interest. the RTI act maintains a perfect balance between public and private interest. If the information is asked regarding an individual such as Annual Confidential Report, Income-tax Return, Bank Account, Property statement, Medical bill etc. then it cannot be provided or disclosed in normal course. the information which affect the security and sovereignty of India can not be disclosed. RTI act provide participation of people in the governance, by asking the information of government business, Transparency and accountability. RTI has strengthened the faith of the people in the Constitution and creation of a welfare state.