Does anyone have first-hand experience of the Right To Information (RTI) Act, ie in using the Act for personal/ professional purposes? I’m trying to figure out how widespread and user-friendly the Act is in practice.
My interest has been piqued by Arvind Kejriwal’s Magsaysay Award, and the press that Parivartan has been getting. Sounds very promising. At the risk of sounding trite, a little transparency can have a huge impact on India’s appalling corruption.
Would love to hear first-hand accounts from citizens. If you have a story about the RTI’s usefulness (or lack, thereof) let us know — through the comments section or via email (ppkothari-at-stringinfo.com). If relevant, we’ll post it.