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RTI delivers good governance in India

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The UPA Government of India, has implemented the Right to Information Act (RTI) in 2005, which empowers the common man by providing access to information on issues touching their daily life.

RTI is delivering good governance across the country. The Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission, one of UPA regime's flagship programmes has now covered 63 cities, while projects worth INR 28000 million have been sanctioned. The scheme provides comprehensive development in the areas of urban infrastructure and basic services to the urban poor. The scheme also connects metros and suburban rail services, national urban information services and pooled finance development schemes to governance reform. The UPA government is planning to roll out e-Governance plan, which includes 26 mission mode projects, like MCA21, e-Filing of corporate tax returns and online submission for passport applications under its RTI programme. All passport offices have been computerised and routine work related to issue of machine-readable passports is being done electronically. The government has approved an investment of INR 5742 million to set Internet enabled common service centres in one lakh villages of the country.

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