Sunday, December 07, 2014

Right to Know-Constitutional Prospective

Right to Know-Constitutional Prospective

India is world’s biggest democratic country. It is requisite for a democratic society that people have access to information held by public authority. Democracy means government of the people, for the people and by the people. In this type of government, people have chosen the representatives to govern the country. But the common people did not have any right to know about the public policies and expeditors until people have right to know under the umbrella article-21 i.e. right to life and personal liberty. But in a limited sense. It neither bind to public authorities and nor prescribe any punishment for not providing any information to the common people. For a genuine democracy it is essential that accessibility of information at all level for a common people without doing any discrimination our constitution provides us the freedom to speech and expression under article 19(1)(a) . To fulfill the requirement of right to know and right to obtain information from public authorities Right to Information Act, 2005 was enacted. By using this right it is possible to insure good governance and get our rights.
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