It's all about transparency and accountability.
"It's time we had a transparency revolution" - Wajahat Habibullah, CIC
"Hamaara paisa, Hamaara Hisaab"
"I am fighting to get my dues for last 12 years"
These are the few cries of among hundreds and thousands that we heard and witnessed till 2005. Even today we continue to hear these phrases and slogans. In each of these tearful cries, there is a urge, there is a genuine need to know the actions that our officials have taken. We all want to know about how our tax money is spent? We all want to know how the funds are spent on public projects by our officialdom. We all want to know where our applications are in process and which desk it is sitting on in the government offices?
In 2005 October, Indian democracy has added a feather to its existence by enacting the "Right to Information Act" law in parliament to allow its citizens to get the information from the government officials and departments including the state governments.
Every citizen has a right to know how the Government is functioning. Right to Information empowers every citizen to seek any information from the Government, inspect any Government documents and seek certified photocopies thereof.
It's in our own interest to know it, use it and perfect it.