Right to Information & Jurisprudence
Author: M L Sharma
The underlining philosophy of the RTI Act is to promote transparency and accountability in the working of every ‘public authority’ and thereby strengthen and deepen participatory democracy. In this book, M.L. Sharma outlines the global perspective of the Right to Information, traces its genesis and evolution in India and insightfully analyses the Act in the light of case law. The book contains the ratio of 29 judgments of the Supreme Court of India; 374 judgments of various High Courts; and 156 decisions of the Central Information Commission, along with the citations for reference purposes. The author has also legally critiqued the Act and given valuable suggestions for amending and fine-tuning it, apart from giving an overview of its implementation on the ground. This book would prove useful and handy for RTI litigants and activists; Public Information Officers, First Appellate Authorities and Information Commissioners; law students and the lay readers in general.