Assessment of Right to Information - GovtVacancy.Net

Assessment of Right to Information - GovtVacancy.Net
Posted on 15-07-2022

Assessment of Right to Information

The main basis of public welfare and accountable governance is the right to information. Realizing sensitive and smart governance and earning public trust has become a challenge for the administrators. The Right to Information Act is an effective weapon for the common man, who has no direct identity or interference in the bureaucracy. This will prevent exploitation and arbitrary behavior and corruption will be controlled. This will include factors like public participation, evaluation, feedback, and improvement suggestions in administration and governance.


This increases rationality and neutrality in administrative decisions, public administration also gets to know the sentiments and trends of the people and increases the administrative quality and credibility. A conscious, sensitive, and responsible administration is developed. Anyway, information, knowledge, talent, and knowledge have the natural power to free oneself from bondage.


The ill-effects of Right to Information can also come in the form of yellow journalism, a tendency to avoid Buckmastership on others. In India, widespread illiteracy, poverty, unemployment, etc. can lead to obstacles. Former President of the Press Council of India Justice P.B. According to Sawant  - 'If along with the right to information, other institutions such as mass media,  NGOs and Lokpal and Lokayukta are not enabled, then this right will prove to be meaningless.


Far-reaching consequences - Today the whole world is reflected like a village. Computer and communication technology has ended the lack of time and distance, then why should people be deprived of the right to state information? Most of the villagers remain ignorant about the facilities and schemes provided to them by the government. The main reason for this is illiteracy and ignorance of rights. In such villages communication media such as radioPeople are trying to know their rights through TV, the Internet, etc. Many information centers are to be opened under the Gyandoot scheme in the Dhar district of Madhya Pradesh. From here one can obtain multiple documents and send complaints to the authorities. The project has also received the Stockholm Challenge Award. now this information has been extended to the entire state.


Panchayat or block records can be viewed by RTI. Villagers can also organize a public hearing on this subject if required. In this public hearing, all the people of the village will be called and the information related to development works, which has been received from the use of RTI and the villagers'  own investigation, will be placed in front of everyone and they can be called to present their side in the public hearing.

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