RTI: A Powerful Tool for Promoting Transparency in Jammu and Kashmir



  • Showkat Ahmad Dar Department of Political science and Public Administration Research Scholar of Annamalai University Tamil Nadu, India


Jammu and Kashmir, Information, RTI, Purpose, Challenges and Transparency


Kashmir, India's highest point is 566 kilometres away from the capital city of New Delhi. Visitors to this region, which is bordered by the Himalayan and Pir Panjal ranges, marvel at the breath-taking scenery. The RTI Act was implemented by the state government as a mechanism for resolving administrative complaints. Knowing that corruption can be a deadly disease, Indian-controlled Jammu and Kashmir state has taken steps to ensure citizens have access to reliable, up-to-date information about their government. This has been used a lot by citizens and the media to find out about corruption, government work, and how much money the state of Jammu and Kashmir spends. This is done to make sure that the state is transparent and has good governance. State law has changed since Article 370 was repealed. The Central RTI Act 2005 now rules in the state after that law was changed. This paper takes a gander at the adequacy of the right to information act in Jammu and Kashmir to check whether there is any defilement nearby. As the paper shows, the RTI Act has been truly adept at lessening contrasts in admittance to data and looking into corruption. The individuals who work for the public authority have become more responsive and responsible since the RTI Act was passed into regulation.



How to Cite

Showkat Ahmad Dar. (2022). RTI: A Powerful Tool for Promoting Transparency in Jammu and Kashmir. Journal of Psychology and Political Science(JPPS) ISSN 2799-1024, 2(03), 37–42. https://doi.org/10.55529/jpps.23.37.42