‘Sunlight's the Best Disinfectant': A Review of the Right to Information Act, 2005
Delhi Law Review, 2005-2006 (II): 46-72
27 Pages Posted: 28 Aug 2012 Last revised: 30 Sep 2012
Date Written: September 1, 2005
An effective right to information regime needs to formulate three components: (a) an access to information policy, (b) a disclosure of information policy, and (c) an information regime. This article evaluates the newly minted Indian Right to Information Act, 2005 on these three criteria. The Right to Information Act, 2005 is a first step beginning towards bringing greater accountability and transparency in governance in India. After a detailed analysis of every clause and the history of the information regime in India; this paper suggests the changes required to fulfill Justice Brandeis’s prophecy.
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