The common response of many in public to any social initiative is that “it is not going to work”, “the system is too corrupt”, “it is all very good, but you are wasting your time”.
Many people have same opinion of Right to Information Act. That it is a ‘good’ thing but it is too much trouble, or it is not going to work. Have you ever wondered why the Chief Justice of India wants his own office out of purview of RTI? If RTI was such a innocuous, powerless tool, then no official will have to fear anything from an RTI application, right?
Given below is an example of police officials who gave wrong or misleading information in response to RTI applications. Chattisgarh DGP has taken severe action against 22 police officers and marked, “Stark Criticism” in their service records which will affect their future promotions.