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Right to Information versus the protection of Secrecy - A Critical Study

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2349-5162

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"Right to Information versus the protection of Secrecy - A Critical Study", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.5, Issue 2, page no.491-495, February-2018, Available :http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIR1802080.pdf

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In India, the policy makers of the country have realized the importance of the right of the Indian citizens to seek information and the corresponding duty of the public authorities to make available the said information. The Right to information Act, 2005 has been enacted in that perspective. Right to Information Act is a social legislation to enable every citizen of the country to obtain information from the public bodies as a matter of right thus facilitated the common man to obtain information from the government agencies, thereby bringing transparency in governance and checkmate to corruption. However the concept of right to know, a valuable right in a democratic system, has been considerably narrowed down in our country. There is no dearth of instances where in the guise of secrecy and confidentiality, the government in order to save itself from embarrassment and public criticism, does not disclose the important information even when public interest demands their disclosure or access to such information. The Official Secrets Act, 1923 as a whole tends to cover even those governmental activities which are enmeshed in corruption, malafides and unlawful private gains. It is therefore essential that the Act should be suitably amended so that the concept of open government is duly promoted and in-roads in vigorous check on the abuse or misuse of power by the government are removed.

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Corruption, public interest, right to know, secrecy, transparency.

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"Right to Information versus the protection of Secrecy - A Critical Study", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org | UGC and issn Approved), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.5, Issue 2, page no. pp491-495, February-2018, Available at : http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIR1802080.pdf

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Published In: Volume 5 | Issue 2 | Year February-2018
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Page No: 491-495
ISSN Number: 2349-5162

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"Right to Information versus the protection of Secrecy - A Critical Study", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org | UGC and issn Approved), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.5, Issue 2, page no. pp491-495, February-2018, Available at : http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIR1802080.pdf

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