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Chapter 8: Light Every Corner: RTI Everywhere in the Government
Citizens should not only have the right to get copies of documents but also ask question and demand accountability from public authorities, because the right to ask questions is the very foundation of democracy and it will reinforce their faith in democracy…. If we limit RTI just to reply to questions, there will be no changes in governance. We have to analyse the RTI questions and ponder whether there is need to make changes in policy matters.1
—Narendra Modi, Prime Minister, on annual CIC conference on October 16, 2015
It was a usual meeting with one of the senior officers of a public sector bank. I met ...