Implementing the Proactive Disclosure Duties: Assessment on the Compliance of Proactive Disclosure Obligations under the Right to Information Act

This assessment is an attempt at monitoring and documenting the compliance of selected public bodies with the proactive disclosure obligations under the RTI Act.

The findings of the assessment show that there is a fairly low level of compliance on the proactive disclosure requirements of the RTI Act. There is a general trend for public bodies to publish comprehensive details in some areas whilst completely ignoring others. No public body has fully complied with the requirements to publish the budget (including the particulars of all plans, proposed expenditures and details of disbursements), and details on the public procurement process, outcomes of tenders, copies of contracts, and reports of completion of contracts. Less than a third of the public bodies assessed have published the name, designation and contact details of their Information Officers.

Read the full report here.