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Implementation guides

In this section you will find guides developed by governments and civil society for authorities and organizations for the purpose of implementing the FOI/RTI laws in South Asia.

Under India’s Right to Information Act (2005), third parties have certain rights to intervene when an application relates to information about them or which they have provides to public authorities. These parties include any person or body (including a public authority) who is neither (a) the person submitting the application/appeal nor (b) the authority processing the application. This Guidance Note clarifies the rights of these parties, who they are, when they must be consulted and the relevant procedures under the law....Read more
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Enacted by the Government of Bangladesh in the first session of the 9th Parliament, the Right to Information (RTI) Act, 2009 has moved forward over the last five years. Independent analysts have, however, identified areas where steps could be undertaken to make the process more productive, not only in the creation of greater transparency, awareness and higher demand for information but also better supply of the required information. Quite correctly, it is being mentioned that this would assist in improving governance, accountability and reducing corruption. The World Bank has been associated with this significant initiative from the very beginning. They have done so because they feel that “it is incontrovertible that the most difficult aspect of any new legislation or policy is its impl...Read more
Posted By : Saine