ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Attempts to Erode RTI Mechanism

The Right to Information mechanism is sought to be diluted by certain bodies by the arbitrary use of pre-existing procedures and rules which were enacted at a time when citizens' right to information had little or no consequence. These rules also lack procedural safeguards and have onerous fees devoid of any reasonableness. The aggrieved citizen had no choice but to approach the courts. This trend must be arrested in time to prevent the erosion of the hard-won right to information.

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