Right to Information Act -2005: Objectives, Obligations and Opportunities

Shantaraj Debbarma


Information is the main element of enlightenment. For speech and express something, information is prerequisite. The aim of this paper is to highlight the primary concept of Right to Information act- 2005. And mainly focuses on the objectives, the obligations and the opportunities recumbent in this act. It is easy to realize something when we are well aware about the objectives of that matter. The prime objectives of RTI act are to ensure citizens access of information, to promote transparency, trust and openness, to improve the accountability and performance in government offices and to fight with the corruption. It also gives the opportunities to the government officials to improve themselves as true public servants. There is an obligation of public authorities, described in this act nevertheless without the cooperation and the assistance of officers this act will not get the taste of success and it is also depending on how much the common people and government officials are aware and educated about their roles and responsibilities.  The poverty and the lack of proper education is the obstruction of the all success of this act. The paper entitle as RTI act- 2005: its 3 O’s is an empirical observation about the basic points of RTI act-2005.

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