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February 16, 2009 13:11 IST

The Right to Information Act has brought about greater accountability among public servants, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said on Monday.

Presenting the Interim Budget in Lok Sabha, he said the enactment of the Act by the Centre and many states has 'bridged a critical gap in the public decision-making process and ushered in greater accountability of public servants.'

He said the Second Administrative Reforms Commission had brought out a number of reports with 'practical recommendations, providing a starting point for improving efficiency in the delivery of public services.'

The Commission was set up in August 2005 with a mandate to suggest measures to achieve 'a pro-active, responsive, accountable, sustainable and efficient administration for the country at all levels of the government,' Mukherjee said.

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