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Describe the Importance of the 'Right to Information (Rti)' for Consumers. - Social Science

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Describe the importance of the 'Right to Information (RTI)' for consumers.

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Solution

The Right to Information Act empowers all Indian Citizens to seek information from public authorities, which includes central, state and local governments, Parliament, judiciary, police, etc. Under RTI, a citizen can ask a question, seek information, make copies of official documents, inspect government work and its progress.

RTI has helped the citizens in the following manner :

  • It has empowered them.

  • It has made them aware of the functioning of the government machinery.

  • RTI has made citizens vigilant and made them more conscious about their rights and duties.

  • It has exposed various scams and has helped citizens in making wise choices.

Concept: Role of Government in Consumer Protection
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