Nuances to the RTI Act: A Key to Good Governance

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Journal Title: Journal of Legal Studies & Research
Author(s): Anand Kumar
Published On: 08/05/2023
Volume: 9
Issue: 2
First Page: 287
Last Page: 295
ISSN: 2455-2437
Publisher: The Law Brigade Publisher


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Anand Kumar, Nuances to the RTI Act: A Key to Good Governance, Volume 9 Issue 2, Journal of Legal Studies & Research, 287-295, Published on 08/05/2023, Available at


Right to Information is a fundamental human right of each individual. The renowned French scholar Michel Foucault stressed that, power is gotten from knowledge and information is the essential segment of information. Information makes men insightful and it is adequately able to adapt up to the cutting-edge world. Along these lines, it is the obligation of government to advice the citizens on the routine happening as to the public authorities are concerned. The RTI Act gave each citizen to option to realize what’s going on in the general public just as in administrative cycle. The change from administration to great administration is conceivable, if there is probability of expanding interest of individuals in administration and free access of information. By understanding this reality, Indian parliament has passed Right to information Act 2005 so that the government can be responsible, dependable, productive and straightforward in its approach towards administration. Transparency is a vital component of good administration just as an indication of valid and comprehensive majority rules system. In a democratic state every citizen resembles a stakeholder. They should reserve the right to realize what’s going on in the public authority.

This paper attempts to feature the fundamental rules of RTI Act, the connection between Right to information Act and good administration and the issues pertaining to the smooth implementation of the RTI Act. An endeavour has likewise been made to make a particular examination on RTI enactment in India and the developed countries around the globe.

Keywords: Right, Information, Transparency, Administration.

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