Towards a transparent state4 min read 02 Jul 2013, 12:12 PM IST
RTI makes citizens ask for information—it should be freely available by default
In a recent column in Business Standard, economist Sanjeev Sanyal proposes the need for greater transparency of government rules and regulations—an administrative reform that can “dramatically improve governance". Sanyal notes that it is “nearly impossible" for even the most law-abiding citizens to be aware of what rules they need to follow. He proposes that all rules and procedures be notified in a real-time manner on the relevant government agency or department website, in one coherent document, rather than as a series of circulars.
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