Right to information Act 2005 –A strong effort to restore democratic values in India
Samruddhi S Shirpurkar, Dr. Sanjeev C Shirpurkar
At present, the right to information act is strengthening the democratic values and processes in more than 80 countries globally. In order to achieve transparency in the administration by the central government, the sacred democratic goals of building a corruption free society have been fulfilled. This a strong effort to achieve and strengthen the participatory democracy and people-centred governance system. It also ensures access, in a democratic country like India, the sovereign power is vested in the people and the representative elected by the people are in the role of public servant – so naturally this act makes the administration more accountable to the people. It reduces the distance between the administration and the citizens and makes the common man aware of the administrative decisions and procedures. Regular exchange is distinctly important – so we can say that last 17years journey of this act is to establish good governance, administrative transparency, accountability and maintain the dignity of democratic values in India. This act has proved to be a milestone for our democracy so this law can be considered one of the most powerful and progressive law passed in independent India.
Samruddhi S Shirpurkar, Dr. Sanjeev C Shirpurkar. Right to information Act 2005 –A strong effort to restore democratic values in India. International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Research, Volume 9, Issue 1, 2023, Pages 21-23