LAW ET JUSTICIA LAW REVIEW

VOLUME 1 ISSUE 2

ROLE OF RIGHT OF INFORMATION AND TRANSPARENCY IN GOVERNMENT

AUTHORED BY:

NABANITA PATTANAYAK, 

Student,

KIIT School of Law, Bhubaneswar

CO-AUTHORED BY:


RITESH ROSHAN SAMARTHA, 

Student,

KIIT School of Law, Bhubaneswar

ABSTRACT

India has been the largest democracy and with the passing of the RTI Act, 2005, it has also promoted transparency and accountability. The RTI Act was developed through various judicial decisions and eventually got recognized as a Fundamental Right under Article 19(1)(a) of the Indian Constitution. Implemented with the concept of Good Governance, the Act promises to create a transparent form of governance by allowing its citizens access to the information regarding the working of the Government so that there must be a 'check and balance' of the power given to its citizens. Transparency is an essential part of Good Governance. In a country like India, the Government should be accountable to its citizen and disclose the information required by them on request. Without access to information, citizens cannot exercise their rights adequately. Hence, in this research paper, the authors focus on the role of transparency in Government and study the direct link between RTI, transparency, corruption and Government. Along with these, they also discuss the limitations and the issues which are deteriorating the value of RTI Act.

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