The RTI Act has not served the core purpose of bringing about transparency and honesty in the functioning of governments
Liberalised, Privatised, Globalised’ India seems to have evolved a curious governance paradigm. Having become a ‘contracting state’, allowing scams to rule the roost and failing in their primary duty of providing honest, transparent governance and efficient delivery of goods and services, governments are deceiving the citizens by conferring on them ‘rights’ through verbose legislations! This is exemplified by the Right to Information Act, 2005 and its sister legislation, Right of Citizens for Time-Bound Delivery of Goods and Services and the Redressal of Grievances Bill, which is now on the anvil. The methodology is simple and scintillating for dogma-driven intellectuals, starry-eyed activists and unsuspecting public…..