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Can RTI eradicate corruption?
September 28 is celebrated internationally as Right to Know Day, giving prominence to the critical importance of people’s right to access information held by their governments. In India, following a nationwide campaign led by grassroots and civil society organizations, the government passed a landmark Right to Information Act in 2005. Since then, social activists, civil society organizations, and ordinary citizens have effectively used the Act to tackle corruption and bring greater transparency and accountability in the government.
The rampant corruption prevailing in the country compelled the lawmakers to understand that there is no way the country can become better without the servants favouring good governance. Under these circumstances, the preamble of the Right to Information Act highlights containing corruption, improving transparency and making servants accountable by empowering citizens to get information..
To help the poorest requires attacking corruption at its root. And the RTI Act is sufficiently strong in its present form to even attack the roots of corruption. There will forever be corruption at the lower levels as long as its seeds are sown at the highest level and the RTI Act can be used to expose these seeds of corruption which in turn can curb corruption at the lower levels.
With Corruption scandals clouding India‘s government and dominating headlines over the last years, 71 years old Gandhian and well-known activist Anna Hazare‘s –five day fast unto-death articulated the building angst in India against serial corruption scams in government and public life. Insisting on a strong unimpeachable and independent anti-corruption authority, he showed up the government weak effort to get the toothless anti-corruption Lokpal Bill passed.
There are various issues and Challenges to Right to Information Act 2005 like lack of proper procedure for recording orders and total lack of accountability as to when written orders will be given. One primary issue is arbitrary refusal of information for reasons not justified by the RTI Act.
With the Corruption being viewed as one of the biggest obstacles in the efficient delivery of development resources to the poor developing countries. The quality of life of people has also been adversely affected by corruption. The time has come now where the responsibility of tackling this problem, needs to be taken by the people themselves. Civil society institutions have a key role to play in generating the much needed awareness, determination and drive, to expose the maladies of corruption and fine tune the functioning of public organizations.
Thus, RTI has an immense power to make government accountability and transparency. We have the power and responsibility of bringing Good Governance by using and making awareness about the use of RTI.