The Proper to Info (RTI) Act got here into power on October 12 in 2005, however it’s but to be carried out in letter and spirit, lament activists who’ve been championing the trigger to empower the residents, promote transparency and accountability within the working of the governments, include corruption and make democracy work for the individuals in actual sense.
The Act, which is seen as an efficient instrument for the residents, was launched 16 years in the past, however for the residual Andhra Pradesh State, the Info Fee is in its nascent state.
Within the composite Andhra Pradesh, the Info Fee used to write down letters to the District Collectors asking them to organise Info Fee Week, week-long actions involving the RTI candidates and officers involved. “The annual reports were read out and the applicants and the officials would share their problems and measures to sort them out. But no such thing happens now,” says Chakradhar Buddha, State co-convener of the Andhra Pradesh chapter of United Discussion board for RTI Marketing campaign.
Pointing to the truth that it was virtually 4 years for the reason that Fee was arrange, he says depart alone organising such occasions, the Fee had not launched even a single annual report.