The Right to Information Act, 2005 is one of the most important legislation of the Government of India to promote transparency and accountability in the functioning of the Government. Within eight years of its enactment, RTI has become one of the most effective means to make an informed citizenry. The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has been playing a pivotal role in the effective implementation of the RTI Act.
In the series of such initiatives, DoPT has decided to publish a compendium of Best Practices on implementation of RTI Act. Write ups were accordingly invited from public authorities/citizens on the subject. DoPT is thankful to all those public authorities and citizens who have provided the write ups. Amongst the write ups received, 12 write ups have been selected by DoPT for inclusion in this volume of the compendium.
The write ups on the best practices on implementation of RTI Act include the background of the need felt by the Public Authority, its scope, financial implication and deployment of resources such as manpower & infrastructure, lessons learnt by the public authorities concerned during implementation of said practices, outcome of such practices & scope of their replication by other public authorities.