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NEW DELHI: India enacted the Right to Information Act a decade ago, but not even 1 per cent of the country's population exercises its power under the transparency law. A nationwide study by Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative has revealed that only 0.37-0.41 per cent of India's population sought information under the RTI Act in 2014. 

As per the first of the annual survey on the number of citizens using their right to know, CHRI found that as a proportion of the electorate, people aged 18 years and above, this percentage works to 0.5-0.6 per cent of the population. Though the absolute number of RTI applications is increasing, the micro trend points to a male-female and rural-urban divide. 


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DATED: Tuesday, 07 July 2015 09:51
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