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The Right to Information Act 2005: A Handbook

Sudhir Naib

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198067474
eISBN:
9780199081226
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198067474.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This handbook provides a comprehensive and detailed introduction to the Right to Information Act 2005. The Act, one of the most remarkable piece of legislation in the world, for the first time ... More


The Grievance Redress System under the Right to Education Act

Florian Matthey-Prakash

in The Right to Education in India: The Importance of Enforceability of a Fundamental Right

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780199494286
eISBN:
9780199097067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199494286.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Chapter 5 examines the conceptual set-up of the grievance redress system created by the Right to Education Act, and analyses studies on its performance. It highlights the deficiencies of the current ... More


Information indeed is power – people and their right to information

Dr. R Balasubramaniam and M N Venkatachaliah

in I, the Citizen: Unraveling the Power of Citizen Engagement

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781501713514
eISBN:
9781501712470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501713514.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter focuses on the passing of the Right to Information (RTI) Act in 2005, an important milestone in the history of democratic India which conferred upon common people the right to request ... More


Capturing Institutional Change: The Case of the Right to Information Act in India

Himanshu Jha

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190124786
eISBN:
9780190991234
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190124786.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics, Asian Politics

Institutions are norms that undergird organizations and are reflected in laws and practices. Scholars point towards the ‘stickiness’ of institutions as stubbornly persisting on the historical ... More


Conclusions

S. K. DAS

in Building a World-Class Civil Service for Twenty-First Century India

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198068662
eISBN:
9780199080465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198068662.003.0020
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This book argues that India must build a civil service for the twenty-first century to go with its growing competitiveness in the world stage. A modern, world-class civil service will improve India’s ... More


Post-retirement Placement

S. K. DAS

in Building a World-Class Civil Service for Twenty-First Century India

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198068662
eISBN:
9780199080465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198068662.003.0017
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

In India, almost all retiring or retired civil servants are offered some post-retirement position in the government. A post-retirement job is usually offered as a blandishment, a practice with ... More


Social Mobilization for Public Accountability

Kuldeep Mathur

in Recasting Public Administration in India: Reform, Rhetoric, and Neoliberalism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780199490356
eISBN:
9780199097036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199490356.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter examines administrative accountability through the democratic pillar of public transparency. One of the pillars of democratic accountability is the availability of adequate information ... More


Conclusion: On Collective Aspiration

Megan Moodie

in We Were Adivasis: Aspiration in an Indian Scheduled Tribe

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226252995
eISBN:
9780226253183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226253183.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

The last chapter expands the scope of the ethnographic account to reflect on aspiration and affirmative action as important sites of political inquiry in the contemporary world. Focusing on the ... More


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