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Article Published In Vol.3 (March-April-2015)

Right to Information Act 2005: Operational Issues and Major Concerns

Author : Manish Kumar Khunger

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The participants in a democratic system have a right to know what, how and why of any decision, change or continuity, regarding or of its functioning. The right is inherent in citizens by virtue of their owning the system. Therefore, citizen’s right to information follows, as a natural corollary in a democracy and any attempt to wide information or to create opacity cannot augur well for its health. Some conscious citizens and civil society organization have constantly raised the demand for an effective provision for the right to information. Dwelling on the relation of constitutional right to freedom of expression and the right to life, various judicial pronouncements endorsed its legal justification. It is expedient to provide for furnishing certain information to citizen who desires to heave it. In a government where all the agencies of the public must be responsible for their conduct, there cannot but few secrets. The people have a right to know every public act, everything that is done in a public way, by their public functionaries. The present research work is based on the theoretical study of the topic. The theoretical work will deal with the literature relating to right to information of the citizen from their government. A comprehensive study shall be conducted through the websites, journals, and newspapers and books. On the basis of the above discussion it is proposed to divide the research paper into the following parts:-

Keywords: Democracy, Freedom of expression, Transparency in government, Decision-making process, bureaucracy, Local Government, Implementation, Constitutional right.

 

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