TITLE

THE RIGHT TO INFORMATION IN INDIA: CONSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND PARADIGM SHIFT IN DEVELOPMENT APPROACH

AUTHOR(S)
ARYA, SUNITA
PUB. DATE
May 2013
SOURCE
Indian Streams Research Journal;May2013, Vol. 3 Issue 4, Special section p1
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
To strengthen the process of paradigm shift from state centric to citizen centric model of development the Right to Information Moment in India came into existence in 1990s by resolving a major contradiction between the Colonial Acts, which prevents access to information and the post-independent Indian Constitution, which recognizes the seeking information as a fundamental right to promote transparent, accountable, responsible, participatory and decentralized democracy. As a result of grassroots movement for the Right to Information to combat the corruption, well informed citizens and to promote the Good Governance, the state has responded in the form of Right to Information Act - 2005. With the introduction of the Right to Information Act - 2005 the Colonial Acts such as the official Secrets Act, Indian Evidence Act and the Civil Service Code of Conduct Rules, which contain provisions that restrict the Fundamental Right to Information as ensured to the citizens in the Constitution has become irrelevant.
ACCESSION #
87510834

 

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