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RTI Act will help end corruption in India, says PM

New Delhi, Aug. 15 (ANI): Asserting that the Congress-led UPA has taken many important measures to make the work of the government responsive, transparent and honest, Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Thursday said the Right to Information (RTI) Act frequently brings to light irregularities and corruption and opens the door for improvements.

Delivering his 10th Independence Day speech from the ramparts of the historic 17th-century built Red Fort; Dr. Singh mentioned two of the most important legislations.

“Through the RTI Act, the common man now gets more information than ever before about the work of the government. This legislation is being used on a large scale at all levels. The Act frequently brings to light irregularities and corruption and opens the door for improvements,” said Dr. Singh.

“I am sure that the RTI will lead to further improvements in the way the government functions,” he added.

Dr. Singh further said the government has introduced the Lokpal Bill in Parliament.

“The Lok Sabha has passed the Bill and it is now before the Rajya Sabha. This legislation will be a major step towards making our political system clean,” he added. (ANI)

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