Write short note on Right to information.
i) Citizens have a right to know about the functioning of the government.
ii) The Government of India gave the Right to Information to the citizens of India to ensure transparency and accountability which are the hallmarks of good governance.
iii) Right to Information has made the government more transparent and has reduced the element of secrecy in the working of government.
iv) After the year 2000, the whole approach towards democratic reforms has changed. Democratic reforms are considered as ‘rights’ of citizens.
v) Accordingly, citizens in India have got Right to Information, education and food security. These rights have strengthened democracy in India.