Concept of RTI

With the establishment of republic states, a concept which denotes that the ownership of the state lies with people was evolved. State and the public institutions are maintained by the tax monies of people. Thus, the fundamental principle being established is that the people have the right to know information of which the functions of the state are accomplished using public funds.

In order to effectively safeguard the said right to information to be effectively protected, there are three core prerequisites to be concerned with.

I. Access to information

Access to information denotes that the ability of people to receive information with no hindrance. It means the free availability of information and also diverse range of means of receiving information are operated within the society. Particularly, what is most significant is that the ensuring a state of affairs that enshrines no censorship or restriction on media and having freedom of access to information without any undue influence.

II. Responsibility of state institutions to publish information
III. Responsibility to release information

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