Right to information- [RTI] whether used or misused?Government of India has enacted the Right to information Act 2005 giving access to certain information/documents which otherwise the disclosure was restricted under Official secrets Act 1923. The Act was passed on 15th June 2005 and came in to force on 12th October 2005.
Consequent to the passing of the bill in parliament and introduction of RTI Act, many activists came in to picture. The introduction of RTI Act saw 17,50, 0000 applications being filed in the first ten years. These days on an average 4800 RTI applications are being filed everyday.
The RTI has provided more right to the Citizens of the Country. But there are also people who misuse the Act. They use the information sought under RTI Act to take revenge against their opponents and in some cases they blackmail for ransom.