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People Monitoring of the RTI regime in India

As transparency advocates in India celebrate the 10th anniversary of the RTI Act , researchers at the RTI Assessment & Analysis Group (RaaG) have released the findings of a nation-wide study of the implementation and the usage of this law. They conducted over 2279 interviews, 95 focus group discussions filing over 450 RTI requests followed up. The sample comprised 4 states and Delhi, with 2 districts in each state. In each district, three villages were surveyed. Some of the reported findings can be accessed here: http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/over-1-98-lakh-cases-pending-in-23-information-commissions-114101000757_1.htmlhttp://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-only-06-rti-pleas-frivolous-study-1994150http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/RTI-backlog-burden-Waiting-period-60-years-in-MP-17-in-West-Bengal/articleshow/44766766.cms.

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DATED: Tuesday, 14 October 2014 09:50
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