India Firm To Pay for 1,000 FOI Requests

The founder of Indian e-commerce firm Paytm, Vijay Shekhar Sharmahas agreed to sponsor 1,000 Right to Information requests for filed in the public interest and by poor people. The cost to file a request at an online platform ranges from US $1.50 to $3.00. India's RTI law is widely used and considered a success story. "People have been truly empowered by using this tool," Sharma said.

Source: Economic Times

Posted on: December 18, 2015