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How RTI changed the face of investigative journalism in India, forever… The RTI Act has helped investigative journalism in getting information that otherwise would have been almost impossible to unearth despite legal provisions. Using the storyline approach, the author, through his own experiences, unravels how news was collected through persistent efforts using RTI, how the stories evolved, and how the subject was followed up keeping an eye on the rightful impact. Hence the emphasis is less on theory and more on practical aspects, making the book ‘a story behind India's biggest news stories’.

India's Steel Frame: Corruption Cases against IAS/IPS/IRS
India's steel frame: Corruption cases against IAS/IPS/IRS

When implemented, the RTI Act was considered as a tool to expose corruption. But within six years of its implementation, the same government which implemented it exempted CBI, the agency involved in investigation of corruption cases, from the RTI Act. But till the CBI was under RTI, several efforts were there to track the cases of corruption it had booked. I also did a massive exercise to track such cases.

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