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Right to Information in INDIA Discussion Group.
Subsidiary of eGovINDIA Group

RTI Act 2005 came into force on the 12th October, 2005.

RTI Act: http://persmin.nic.in/RTI/WelcomeRTI.htm

GOI Information Service Portal: http://rti.nic.in/

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".

Request to CCIC and GOI:

Please do not remove the note file from the purview of the RTI. The RTI would be a dead instrument without the note file coming under its ambit.

The common man would not be empowered if the notefile is kept out of the purview of the RTI. It is as good as killing the spirit of and spirit behind the RTI!

noting is an adjunct to the file
extending transparency to notings could actually give cover to an official
notefile should not be exempted from RTI Act 2005

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  • Oct 9, 2005
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