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Day 78 – Q 1.Information sharing is the most important pillar of modern day governance. Do you agree? Substantiate.

1. Information sharing is the most important pillar of modern day governance. Do you agree? Substantiate. 

सूचना साझाकरण आधुनिक समय के शासन का सबसे महत्वपूर्ण स्तंभ है। क्या आप सहमत हैं? पुष्टी करें।


Modern day governance is based on fundamental principles of good governance and the integrating fiber of these fundamental bodies is free and authentic flow of information. 

It must be understood that the false complain to lord Rama was the reason for behind atrocities to Devi Sita. Thus information, which must be authentic, should flow across stakeholders. It instills a sense of trust. It encourages participation and empowers the citizens. 


Information sharing also act as disinfectants to corrupt offices and officials. It incorporates internal as well as external check in governance system. Internal check in the form of awakening conscience and fear of high cost and risk of corruption. On the other hand external check is in the form of enabling and empowering various stakeholders to scrutinize the actions, commission and omissions of government.

It is because of information sharing that rate of participation of masses in democracy has increased rapidly. It has helped us to realise the true value of ” government by the people”.

The role of civil societies is increasing just because the information regarding the areas where their cooperation is required is publicly disposed.

The importance of information sharing can be gauged from the fact that even supreme court has been balancing need of this pillar and it’s primacy of independence. Recently, cji has accepted mandatory information sharing by his office.

Lack of information sharing or partial sharing or ill information, all lead to chaos anarchy, distress, disgruntled and dissociated citizenry. The recent country wide protest against CAA AND NRC is nothing but communication gap between masses and government.

Information sharing ensures that accountability and answerability is fixed. This can be seen in case of various scams exposed using powers RTI act.

Information sharing increases the risk of corruption and thus provides ambient atmosphere for masses to remain honest and deliver service with integrity. Information sharing also synchronizes the efforts of various stakeholders. It clears up the prejudices and superstition. This tool of sharing information is crucial as gurudev Rabindra Nath Tagore said to end my country into heaven it is must that mind is free and head of held high. It is only information sharing which can keep our mind free and empower us to hold head high.


To conclude it can be said that in this age where data is new oil and gold, information sharing has emerged as inevitable caring practice. So a welfare government must adopt legal and institutional measures to promote authentic and free information sharing. Efforts like RTI are right steps in this direction. More is to be done to achieve true goals stated in RTI.

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