Topic- Right to Information
5) Information sharing is critical in a democracy. Examine why.(250 words)
Key demand of the question
The question expects us to highlight the importance of information sharing in democracy and examine the state of information sharing in our country as well as measures required for improvement.
Examine – When you are asked to examine, you have to probe deeper into the topic, get into details, and find out the causes or implications if any .
Structure of the answer
Introduction – Explain about the RTI Act and how it ushered in an era of information sharing.
Body – discuss the advantages of information sharing in a democracy such as empowerment of citizens, greater discretion, citizenry is active and involved which deepens the democracy etc. Discuss the current state of information sharing in the country and highlight improvements needed if any.
Conclusion – Give your view and discuss way forward.