In a country with such a politically-oriented population, why has RTI not caught on?
Can public officials ever become transparent in their work and feel accountable to citizens?
Seeking information is not only a right of citizens, but also a civic duty.
To obtain the full potentials of the law, we must go beyond such perfunctory rituals and focus more on strategies to go ahead.
Yet the RTI Act is hardly known for being put to use in significant numbers. It has so far worked mainly with the marginalised and disadvantaged communities because of the help of NGOs and activists. The educated and the middle classes are yet to be fired by the powerful reach of the law.