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The Right to Information Act 2005A Handbook$
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Sudhir Naib

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780198067474

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198067474.001.0001

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Right to Information in India

Right to Information in India

(p.21) 2 Right to Information in India
The Right to Information Act 2005

Sudhir Naib

Oxford University Press

This chapter aims to pinpoint the origins of the right to information (RTI) movement. It traces the trajectory of the entire movements, from Devdungri in Rajasamund district from 1987, till the RTI Act was passed in 2005. However, the discussion shows that there were some states in India that had passed their own legislation before the RTI Act came into being. A comparison of these acts with the RTI Act, 2005 is presented, which shows that the provisions of the latter is better than these state laws. The chapter then takes a look at the implementation of the RTI Act and the innovative steps taken by Andhra Pradesh.

Keywords:   provision, right to information movement, RTI Act 2005, Andhra Pradesh, Devdungri

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