Right to Information
Right to Information Act is a unique act empowering the citizens of India and promote transparency and accountability in the working of the government. It applies to all states and Union Territories except Jammu and Kashmir. It has replaced the Freedom for Information Act.
Every citizen of India should have the knowledge of this act, so that he/she is not coerced by the government. It is specially formulated in order to preserve the sanctity of democracy of the people. The act helps contain corruption and makes democracy work for the people in the real sense.
An informed person is equipped to keep necessary vigil on the working of the government. Therefore, it is essential to have proper knowledge regarding it. At times the officers themselves find it difficult to decide upon. In order to help them easily find the decisions, they have been listed subject and section-wise.
The book serves as a ready-reckoner of RTI Act.
Dr. K.B. Rai