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Methodology of Business Studies by Mathew Emmanuel

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Managing Information

5.1 APPRAISAL OF THE RIGHT TO INFORMATION ACT IN INDIA

Meaning and Origin

Information is the lifeblood that sustains political, social, and business decisions. The original root of the word information is the Latin word informare, which means to fashion, shape, or create or to give form to. Information is an idea that has been given a form, such as the spoken or the written word. Right to information is an implicit fundamental right under the Constitution of India. This right is an integral part of the right to freedom of speech and expression under Article 19(I)(a), and the right to life and personal liberty under Article 21. Although Article 19 does not specifically mention the right to information, the Supreme Court ...

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