PANEL DISCUSSION “RTI – A key tool in democracy” Apr 29, 2021 6 PM – 7 PM IST
“RTI – A key tool in democracy”
Apr 29, 2021
6 PM – 7 PM IST
Visiting Faculty, Kautilya
Former Executive Editor, NDTV
About the event
If data is the new oil, then Right to Information (RTI) is the democratic vehicle that drives accountability and promotes good governance, by enhancing people’s participation. Today, more than ever, there is a dire need for greater voluntary disclosure of information held with public authorities.
Touted to be the most empowering and progressive legislation passed in post-Independent India, this panel discussion focuses on how effective RTI was in doing away with the old mindset regarding secrecy of government processes and transactions, and strengthening the voice of citizens demanding information under the RTI Act.
‘Let’s Talk Policy’ is a panel discussion series initiated by Kautilya School of Public Policy, that brings forth a select group of panellists, sharing differing views on key issues of national and global relevance, and building the dialogue into a conversation for the student community.
The series aims to unravel major themes around democracy, politics, and human rights, and explore the challenges and rewards of implementing practices. We aim to create a cohesive platform and call on thematic experts to foster a healthy dialogue around the most-pressing issues.
About the panellists
Dr. Jaya Prakash Narayana
Founder, Lok Satta Party; Gen. Secy.,
Foundation for Dem. Reforms
Dr. Jaya Prakash Narayana is a former Indian public administrator and a columnist. He is the…
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