Corruption in India: Can Freedom of Information Help?

Issue Date January 2012
Volume 23
Issue 1
Page Numbers 149-54
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India’s Right to Information Act (2005) has brought about a quiet revolution in her quest for good governance. Any citizen can seek information from government and thereby demand transparency and accountability in governance. The Act is the result of a movement at the grassroots level organized by the poor and the marginalized. If properly implemented, this Act will be the initial first step in establishing a deliberative democracy.