Need For Awareness on RTI and its Enormous Potential

Parinaz V. Fanibanda and Palak V. Mehta
UnitedWorld School of Law, Karnavati University, India.

Volume III, Issue V, 2020

The study of this article is based upon the conceptual and theoretical understanding on the subject matter of Right to Information and how the same helps in ensuring good governance of the organizations be it the government, semi-government or non-governmental organizations in holding the right person in authority accountable for their act of deceit and callousness. Right to Information being a basic human right available with every human being also discusses on how the right facilitates into public participation and how glaring is the subject of its awareness amongst the citizens of the nation for them being more responsible and participative in the transparent governance of various sectors. Furthermore, the article discusses the purpose and intent of legislating the Right to Information Act, 2005 and how prior to it the area was given a wide understanding under the Right to Freedom of Speech and Expression i.e. Article 19 of the Indian Constitution. In the part of conclusion, the paper provides certain recommendations and suggestion on ensuring active public participation in exercising this right which is both the duty of the government and the citizens in ensuring the same. Thus, the study of this article is hence forth based upon certain given set of rules, laws, widely accepted theories, radical judgements and the logical rational behind doing so.

Keywords: Right to Information, Good Governance, Public Participation, Need of Awareness and Judicial Observation