Right to Good Governance Anupam Saraph
Right To Information
History <ul><li>USA: July 4th 1966  Lyndon Johnson </li></ul><ul><li>Over 50 countries </li></ul><ul><li>India: 2002 </li>...
Purpose and Scope <ul><li>Access to  Public  Information </li></ul><ul><li>Openness and Accountability </li></ul>
Definitions <ul><li>Information: Material in any form, including records, documents, memos, emails, opinions, advices, pre...
Obligations <ul><li>Maintain Records </li></ul><ul><li>Publish and Update Information </li></ul><ul><li>Publish Relevant F...
Exclusions <ul><li>Affecting Sovereignty </li></ul><ul><li>Forbidden By Court </li></ul><ul><li>Breach of Privilege </li><...
CIC <ul><li>Appointed By the Government </li></ul><ul><li>Receive and Inquire of Complaints </li></ul><ul><li>Initiate Inq...
Practice of RTI <ul><li>Barriers to Seek Information </li></ul><ul><li>Delays in Obtaining Information </li></ul><ul><li>I...
Right To Good Governance
Purpose of Governance <ul><li>Justice </li></ul><ul><li>Liberty </li></ul><ul><li>Equality </li></ul><ul><li>Fraternity </...
 
2000+ acts   100,000+ procedures   50,000+ government bodies
Right to  Good Governance <ul><li>Clarity and Agreement of Purpose by all Stakeholders </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on Meeting ...
Practice of Right to  Good Governance <ul><li>Commissioners to Audit at Stakeholder Request </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Clarity ...
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Presentation at the Panel discussion on RTI and Accountability in Governance at the Regional Conference on Right to Information – strengthening participatory democracy by the Media Information and Communication Centre of India and FRIEDRICH EBERT STIFTUNG, India Office on July 2nd 2010

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Right to Good Governance

  1. 1. Right to Good Governance Anupam Saraph
  2. 2. Right To Information
  3. 3. History <ul><li>USA: July 4th 1966 Lyndon Johnson </li></ul><ul><li>Over 50 countries </li></ul><ul><li>India: 2002 </li></ul>
  4. 4. Purpose and Scope <ul><li>Access to Public Information </li></ul><ul><li>Openness and Accountability </li></ul>
  5. 5. Definitions <ul><li>Information: Material in any form, including records, documents, memos, emails, opinions, advices, press releases, circulars, orders, logbooks, contracts, reports, papers, samples, models, data material held in any electronic form and information relating to any private body which can be accessed by a public authority under any law for the time being in force; </li></ul>
  6. 6. Obligations <ul><li>Maintain Records </li></ul><ul><li>Publish and Update Information </li></ul><ul><li>Publish Relevant Facts on Policy and Decisions </li></ul><ul><li>Provide Reasons for Administrative Decisions </li></ul>
  7. 7. Exclusions <ul><li>Affecting Sovereignty </li></ul><ul><li>Forbidden By Court </li></ul><ul><li>Breach of Privilege </li></ul><ul><li>Intellectual Property </li></ul><ul><li>Information from Foreign Govt. </li></ul><ul><li>Cabinet Deliberations </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Information </li></ul>
  8. 8. CIC <ul><li>Appointed By the Government </li></ul><ul><li>Receive and Inquire of Complaints </li></ul><ul><li>Initiate Inquiry </li></ul><ul><li>Powers of Civil Court </li></ul>
  9. 9. Practice of RTI <ul><li>Barriers to Seek Information </li></ul><ul><li>Delays in Obtaining Information </li></ul><ul><li>Irrelevance of Obtained Information </li></ul><ul><li>Requires Courage, Patience and Persistence </li></ul>
  10. 10. Right To Good Governance
  11. 11. Purpose of Governance <ul><li>Justice </li></ul><ul><li>Liberty </li></ul><ul><li>Equality </li></ul><ul><li>Fraternity </li></ul>
  12. 13. 2000+ acts 100,000+ procedures 50,000+ government bodies
  13. 14. Right to Good Governance <ul><li>Clarity and Agreement of Purpose by all Stakeholders </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on Meeting the Purpose </li></ul><ul><li>Information on the Strategies for Meeting the Purpose </li></ul><ul><li>Choice of Strategies for Stakeholders to Meet the Purpose </li></ul><ul><li>Records of the Impact of the Strategy on Accomplishing the Purpose </li></ul>
  14. 15. Practice of Right to Good Governance <ul><li>Commissioners to Audit at Stakeholder Request </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Clarity and Agreement of Purpose by all Stakeholders </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Focus on Meeting the Purpose </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Information on the Strategies for Meeting the Purpose </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Choice of Strategies for Stakeholders to Meet the Purpose </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Records of the Impact of the Strategy on Accomplishing the Purpose </li></ul></ul>
  15. 16. <ul><li>http://SlideShare.net/AnupamSaraph/ right-to-good-governance </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>
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