The RTI Act is used every year by nearly 6 million citizens of the
country. It has proved to be the strongest tool in the hands of
ordinary citizens to realize their fundamental right to know and hold
power to account. The law’s passage in the Parliament in 2005 was a
victory for peoples’ movements and campaigns that represented the will
and intention of lakhs of citizens to keep democracy alive.
The NDA Government has through
its brute legislative force introduced and passed regressive
amendments to the RTI Act aimed squarely at undermining the
independence of information commissions, thereby diluting India’s
strongest and most widely used framework for transparency.
What are these amendments, and how will they impact your access to
information under the RTI Act?
For more detailed information on the amendments, and their impliations visit the “Background Documents” tab or click here.