EMERGING NEEDS AND AWARENESS TOWARDS RIGHT TO INFORMATION ACT AMONG COLLEGE STUDENTS IN CHENNAI ABSTRACT

Authors

  • DR.R.ANGAYARKANNI, DR.K.THAMARAISELVI

Abstract

Education strengthens a person’s ability to access important information. When there is
noopenness of information regarding right to access information opportunities, the entire concept of
liberty is jeopardized. Right To Information (RTI) Act 2005 mandates suitable response to citizens’
requests for government related information. Since every citizen pays taxes, therefore he is entitled to
know how the government is functioning. The Act empowers every citizen to seek any information from
the government, acquire copies of any government documents, inspect any government documents, works
and records, and take certified samples of materials of any government work. This act implies the
involvement of people in the process of governance and administration, which becomes unavoidable. It
influences people and impact on Indian administration in greater transparency in functioning of public
authorities. Every citizen of India to obtain information from public authorities, including central, state
and local governments; parliament, judiciary, police, etc. Under RTI, a citizen can ask questions
regarding the official work, see material, take copies of official documents and inspect government work
and its progress. The impacts of the Act are it empowers the people to find out what is happening in the
system of the government, it acts as a watchdog of democracy and it supplements the existing laws that
banned corruption. The current study aims to examine the knowledge and awareness towards rights
among the college students in Chennai city. The study proceeded with self-structuredquestionnaire based
on the awareness about the RTI and the data collected from the respondents were analyzed using SPSS
and AMOS statistical software. The study examined and highlig

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Published

2020-12-01

How to Cite

DR.R.ANGAYARKANNI, DR.K.THAMARAISELVI. (2020). EMERGING NEEDS AND AWARENESS TOWARDS RIGHT TO INFORMATION ACT AMONG COLLEGE STUDENTS IN CHENNAI ABSTRACT. PalArch’s Journal of Archaeology of Egypt / Egyptology, 17(6), 2739 - 2746. Retrieved from http://mail.palarch.nl/index.php/jae/article/view/1218