Commonwealth Games

Following the Commonwealth Games in Delhi? – Why not have a look and see what the local public library system is doing at their website here and as reported in this newspaper article here.

Notice also on the Library homepage the link to the Indian Right to Information Act, 2005, that’s worth a look too at: http://www.dpl.gov.in/rtiact.html

Whereas the Constitution of India has established democratic Republic;
And whereas democracy requires an informed citizenry and transparency of information which are vital to its functioning and also to contain corruption and to hold Governments and their instrumentalities accountable to the governed;
And whereas revelation of information in actual practice is likely to conflict with other public interests including efficient operations of the Governments, optimum use of limited fiscal resources and the preservation of confidentiality of sensitive information;
And whereas it is necessary to harmonise these conflicting interests while preserving the paramountcy of the democratic ideal;
Now, therefore, it is expedient to provide for furnishing certain information to citizens who desire to have it.

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