Topic– Information sharing and transparency in government, Right to Information,
6) Discuss the measures that need to be taken to enhance the accountability and clarity in role under the RTI act, 2005. (250 words)
Discuss- this is an all-encompassing directive which mandates us to write in detail about the key demand of the question. we also have to discuss about the related and important aspects of the question in order to bring out a complete picture of the issue in hand.
Key demand of the question.
The question wants us to write in detail about the recommendations that we have for improving the working of the RTI Act and how accountability can be improved and what roles need to be made clear.
Structure of the answer
Introduction– write a few introductory lines about the RTI act and how it has increased accountability of the government and the bureaucracy and new roles it has created.
Discuss the measures that need to be taken to enhance the accountability and clarity in role under the RTI Act. E.g
- Creation of RTI Implementation Cell by appropriate Governments.
- Strengthening implementation set-up at Public Authority
- Annual self assessment by Nodal Departments
- Conduct branding and promotion campaigns to educate the citizens about the use of RTI Act in order to increase citizen involvement in the decision making process
- Alternative Channels for submission of RTI requests etc.
Conclusion– based on your discussion, form a fair and a balanced conclusion on the given issue.