Push for law to ensure transparency rules


Mains Paper 2: Governance | Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential

From UPSC perspective, the following things are important:

Prelims level: Objective of the proposed law

Mains level: It is an important step to improve governance level in India


Recommendation of the Economic Survey

  1. The government could consider introducing a new law to ensure transparency of rules

Issues with the rules

  1. The problem is that it is not easy for ordinary citizens in India to handle complex rules, regulations, forms, taxes and procedures imposed by various tiers of government
  2. Moreover, these rules frequently change and sometimes contradict each other

Transparency of Rules Act (TORA)

  1. According to the Survey, India would benefit enormously if the average citizen could easily access the latest rules and regulations in a comprehensible format
  2. The TORA is an attempt to change in some ways the relationship between the average normal citizen and the State
  3. Therefore, the survey suggests a Transparency of Rules Act (TORA)