Re: Why we need RTI
The RTI is being described by most people as one of the most important pieces of legislation which makes the bureaucracy and government accountable.
No law can be of any value if it is not able to provide speedy relief to its users and not put to extensive use by the common people of that country. In India, many laws were enacted with noble intentions but unfortunately they died their own death. The prime reason for this sorry state was basically the ignorance of the common citizen of the country, the " aam aadmi" to stake their right, which the RTI Act provided to them.
If this new Act, RTI Act 2005, the sunshine Act that gives tremendous power to the "aam aadmi" to know where their hard earned money collected by government agencies through numerous means, like direct and indirect taxes, etc, goes, whether it is used in a productive manner or not, has to meet its noble intentions, then it is not only the duty of the government but other social non profit organisations and social activists rather it is their prime responsibility to let the "aam aadmi" get acquainted with the provisions of RTI Act and help them in using it effectively.
If you do not ask, you do not get.
~ Mahatma Gandhi