'RTI brings more accountability'

Speaking after inaugurating the district-level special training programme on improving transparency and accountability in government through effective implementation of Right To Information Act-2005 organised by Administrative Training Institute, Mysore, here on Wednesday, he said RTI Act helps in menacing unwanted elements.

Many a times people who really deserve the benefits are deprived from them. RTI will be a great help to know who has received the benefits and hence demand for one’s right, he added.

RTI will yield better results while focusing on quality, said Reju and added that RTI aids more accountability and liability.

RTI in civil society

There is wider scope for quality administration due to this legislation. RTI has a major role in civil society as these days more and more civil societies have a huge say, he said and added RTI Act improves the quality of small offices in big way along with good governance and ensures participation from wider mass.

Delivering a talk on the occasion, National Law School of India University Assistant Professor Dr Sairam Bhat informed India is ranked at 86th position in the world when it comes to the hierarchy of least corrupt nations.

He said sarcastically all these years until 2005, the colonial law was followed for the democratic set up of the government.

Officials Secret Act 1923 introduced by British that ensured complete discretionary powers to the government officials is ridiculous to the country with democracy, he added.

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