What is the difference between right to information and right to consumer education?

Right to Consumer Education means that a consumer has the right to education and awareness of his rights and the available remedies in case of exploitation. Many government and non-government organisations (NGOs) work actively in this regard.

The Right to Information Act empowers all Indian Citizens to seek information from public authorities, which includes central, state and local governments, Parliament, judiciary, police etc. Under RTI, a citizen can ask question, seek information, take copies of official documents, inspect government work and its progress.

RTI has helped the citizens in a following manner:

a. It has empowered them.

b. It has made them aware about the functioning of the government machinery.

c. RTI has made citizens vigilant and made them more conscious about their rights and duties.

d. It has exposed various scams and and has helped citizens in making wise choices.

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