Weekly Mains Exam 2016 Answer Writing Challenge - Public Administration "MODULE- 45"

Weekly Mains Exam 2016 Answer Writing Challenge- Public Administration

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Public Administration- Paper I "Syllabus Topic – Accountability and control : Right to Information"

  • Q1. "To transform RTI regime and access to information regime requires several legal , administrative and judicial issues to be addressed adequately. " Discuss.

Model Answer :

The historical roots of RTI regime in India can be traced back to the efforts of MKSS efforts in rural india treaded a long journey till finally being realised in Oct 2005. But the recent government initiatives have been to deliberately dilute the effectiveness of the RTI act. A transformation in the RTI regime needs the following reforms:


  • The legal provisions must be strengthened
  • RTI Act must be complimented with the Whistleblowers Protection Act
  • The Lokapl Bill must also be passed and institutionalised
  • Timely Delivery of Services


  • The CIC to be given more teeth as a Statutory Body so that the Executive and Legislature cannot circumvent its orders.
  • The IAS lobby dominates Information Commission is mostly averse to dissemination of information.
  • ARC II recommends centralisation of Information records in order to comply with the suo moto disclosures.
  • Government must use tools of Education, Information and Communication to empower every citizen with the RTI and must use mediums like street plays, advertisements and simulations .
  • Departments have expressed lack of budgets and personnel in implementation .


  • The litigation processes are long so need for Lokpal which can be approached for Grievance redressal


Indian Administration- Paper II "Syllabus Topic – Union Government and Administration: Commissions"

  • Q2. Highlight the key recommendation of the 14th Finance Commission WRT implementation of GST.

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