Preeti Mahawar

Consulting Analyst, Monk Consulting

‘Right to Information Act’: Need for Process Improvement and Infusing Scalability

India is a country with strong fundamentals supported by a constitution that has been clearly laid down. The Right To Information Act (RTI) was introduced to ensure that everyone in the country has a constitutional right to inquire and retrieve information about the government and public bodies that operate within the purview of the Central and State government framework.

The Right to Information Act 2005 (RTI) is an Act of the Parliament of India to provide for setting out the practical regime of right to information for citizens. Under the provisions of the Act, any citizen may request information from a “public authority” (a body of Government or “instrumentality of State”) which is required to be replied to expeditiously or within thirty days. [..]