‘RTI Act adds strength to democratic quality’

  • | Wednesday | 14th March, 2018

Governor Banwarilal Purohit conferring degrees on graduates at the convocation of Mother Teresa Women's University in the city on Thursday. “Dynamics set in motion by this Act has added a lot of strength to the democratic quality embedded in our Constitution,” she added. | Photo Credit: S_JamesMADURAIThe Right to Information Act, which came into force in 2005, had brought in sort of a social revolution by considerably improving transparency in governance, said M. Sheela Priya, State Chief Information Commissioner, here on Tuesday. Addressing the 26th convocation of Mother Teresa Women’s University (MTWU), organised at Madurai Kamaraj University here, she said that by making access to information a right the Act had transformed the perception of how government shared information with people. “Now, the information dictated by the Act alone can be withheld by the government and rest all had to be shared with the people,” she said.

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