Sunday, October 11, 2009

Right to Information Act needs to be used more effectively in Karnataka

Despite years of struggle for a law like the Right to Information Act (RTI) 2005, activists and public officials agree that its implementation, especially in the State, has been disappointing. The s uo motu disclosure under Section 4 (1) (b) of the RTI Act, which was supposed to have been implemented in 120 days of the Act coming into being, has not taken place even after four years, members of various civic and
organisations pointed out at a review “RTI: where do we stand?” here on Saturday. mong the civic agencies in the city, the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has furnished the most details on its website, and the Bangalore City Police (Traffic) the least.

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