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Our RTI Experiences: 10 Years On, A Flawed Process Mars Powerful Act

Today, 12 October, marks the 10th anniversary of the RTI Act. But is not enough to have a law in place -- what is required is a robust system of accountability. What is powerful about the RTI Act is that it envisions a climate where information is easily available and accessible. It makes it the responsibility of the authorities to "provide as much information suo motu to the public", with the intention that people have little cause to resort to this law. In practice, suo motu disclosures are only half-heartedly implemented.

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