With More Than 26,000 RTI Requests Pending, Does India’s RTI Law Exist Only On Papers?

November 30, 2019 0 By NIKESHOE

The Right To Information law is a powerful tool in the hands of a common man. The UPA government, led by the Indian National Congress party, were instrumental in passing the Right to Information (RTI) law in 2005.

The objective was to undo the culture of bureaucratic secrecy.

However, ever since the RTI law was passed, successive governments have wanted to suppress it somehow. Lately, public authorities associated with the central government have denied information to citizens who have filed an application under the RTI.

Presently, over 26,000 information requests lie pending before the commission, says an article in The Conversation.

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