A Study on Impacts of Right to Information Act in India

  • Binushma B. and Jawahar S.
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  • Binushma B.

    Student at Saveetha School of Law, Saveetha Institute of Medical And Technical Sciences, Chennai, India

  • Jawahar S.

    Student at Saveetha School of Law, Saveetha Institute of Medical And Technical Sciences, Chennai, India

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The Right to Information Act (RTI Act) enacted in India in 2005 has brought about significant changes in the country's governance and transparency landscape. This abstract provides an overview of the impact of the RTI Act on various sectors and stakeholders in India. The RTI Act aimed to empower citizens by granting them the right to access information held by public authorities. It has played a pivotal role in promoting transparency, accountability, and participatory governance in India. The act has facilitated the flow of information from government bodies to citizens, thereby enhancing citizen engagement and enabling them to make informed decisions. The impact of the RTI Act has been observed across different sectors. In the political sphere, it has fostered a culture of accountability among politicians and government officials. The act has enabled citizens to obtain information about government policies, decisions, and actions, leading to increased scrutiny and reduced instances of corruption. The act has also empowered marginalized communities to demand their rights and access entitlements. However, challenges and limitations persist in the effective implementation of the RTI Act. Instances of delays in providing information, denial of access, and lack of proactive disclosure have been reported. The act's effectiveness relies heavily on the responsiveness and commitment of public authorities to uphold the principles of transparency and accountability.




International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 7, Issue 2, Page 2374 - 2390

DOI: https://doij.org/10.10000/IJLMH.117287

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