Right to Information is one of finest gems institutionalizing and cherishing Democracy in India. Please explain the statement highlighting the features of Right to Information Act and give at least 2 examples of how Right to Information has brought transparency and accountability?
Without a right to information, citizens cannot make informed democratic decisions. The Right to Information Act allows the Indian people to request information about the government through the courts. Ratna Ala used the act to show that his hometown road had not been fixed, even though records showed it had been fixed twice. Manju of Calcutta had a friend use the Act so that she could get her government pension check without offering money to a government employee. These show that the Act is effective towards its purpose of ensuring not only informed democracy but also proper implementation of policy.