ISBN 9781259058554,Rti Act In India : Futures And Implications

Rti Act In India : Futures And Implications



Tata McGraw - Hill Education

Publication Year 2013

ISBN 9781259058554

ISBN-10 1259058557


Number of Pages 176 Pages
Language (English)

Budgeting & financial management

Right to Information (RTI) is a new paradigm of governance in India. Shouldering high hopes in a short span of time, the literature on the RTI Act is still evolving compared to the widespread public interest that this law has generated. This book demarcates the beneficiaries of the law. Presenting the status, issues and strategies of various provisions of RTI Act in detail, the volume analyzes the facts in the light of the decisions of the Central Information Commission, superior courts and global best practices. [the book] will prove to be a useful asset for all those involved or using RTI will also be a handy guide for watchdogs at Information Commissions and those handling RTI petitions at public authorities. Subhash Chandra Agrawa, noted RTI Activist and Guinness Record Holder The author has put together a useful compilation of ideas and best practices that have the potential to significantly alter the processes adopted by public authorities for dealing with information requests - Venkatesh Nayak, noted RTI Activist". TABLE OF CONTENTS I. Foreword II. Preface Acknowledgements Need and Objective Introduction 1. Salient Features of RTI Act 2. The Value of Information Disclosure 3. Settled Principle/Maxim/Decisions of Superior Courts 4. Identifying the Constraints 5. New Governance: Practices and Processes for Stakeholder 6. RTI and Privacy 7. IT and Regulatory Framework 8. Promoting Transparency through Electronic Dissemination 9. An Argument for Corporate Transparency in India 10. Conclusion 11. Bibliography