Power is exercised in a democracy by the elected
and appointed public servants on behalf of the people. In order
to hold public servants accountable, all decisions and actions of
government should be under public scrutiny, consistent with national
security, public order and rule of law.
- Right to information should be recognized explicitly under
- A law should be enacted codifying the right clearly specifying:
- Obligation to inform suo motu
- Responsibility to give information on demand.
- Limited exceptions on grounds of national security etc.
- Definite time limit
- Independent appeal
- Judicial scrutiny
- Stiff penalties for non-compliance