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You own the information under RTI,' Shailesh Gandhi tells youngsters

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Prasad GLN

You own the information under RTI,' Shailesh Gandhi tells youngsters

Moneylife Digital Team

“Explaining the salient features of the Act, he cited the example of a certain Tukaram, who refused to bribe corrupt government officials for procuring his ration card. After two months, he filed an RTI application wanting to know the status of his ration card and the people who received the ration card in the course of two months. The next day, he received a warm welcome in the government office along and his ration card. “Such is the power of the RTI”, Mr Gandhi said.”

 

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Prasad GLN

True Sir.

Citizens own the information and the custodian of the information is a public servant.

But citizens are confined to a dog in the monger policy of the public Information officers.

To safeguard their financial interests, we should bark as whistle blowers, and risk our lives.

It is always win win policy for the government, as a citizen /applicants undertakes voluntary investigation without a recognition.Instead of quoting the ration card examples again and again, please try for compiling the data as to how many applicants really received the information and you may be shocked to learn that it is less than 10% of total applicants.

 

Those who are having high aspirations, publicity itch and do not care for their lives may take all the pains, and atleast spare energetic young men from the web, as there is no security for such activists in the country.

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