Topic- Information sharing and transparency in government, Right to Information,
5) RTI act faces several issues and constraints on demand side as well as the supply side in its implementation. Discuss those issues and constraints.(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 issues and constraints faced in implementation of the RTI Act from the point of demand side as well as the supply side.
Structure of the answer
Introduction- write a few introductory lines about the RTI Act and mention how it has empowered citizens and when was it enacted and implemented.
- Discuss the issues from the demand side. E.g
- Low public awareness
- Quality of awareness
- Constraints faced in filing applications
- Poor quality of information provided etc.
- Discuss the issue from the supply side. E.g
- Failure to provide information within 30 days
- Inadequate trained PIOs and First Appellate Authorities
- Obsolete record management Guidelines etc.
Conclusion– based on your discussion, form a fair and a balanced conclusion on the given issue.