Right to Information Act in Gujarat: An Appraisal
Good Governance is key agenda for any country without which no country can make further development. Many initiatives have been taken by central and state governments to fulfill the objectives of Good Governance. Right to Information (RTI) is one of the important toolto bring good governance in the country. RTI Act came into existence in year 2005 and it will be completing a decade this year. Aim and objectives of this legislation is to bring transparency and accountability in the Governance. The present act has succeeded in meeting its objectives to the some extent. There are some negatives aspects of this act like killing of RTI Activists, pending RTI Appeals/Complaints, vacancy in the office of Information Commissions, reluctance of government officer to provide information etc.Present paper will highlight the journey of Right to Information Act in India, Gujarat. It will discuss the present scenario of RTI in India, Gujarat, latest development, role of NGOs, Civil Societies in development of RTI. Author is having practical knowledge of handling RTI matter for last six years, thus this will add value to the present paper.