How do democratic government ensures transparency? Explain any three points.
DEMOCRACY ensures that decision making will be based on norms and procedures. So a citizen, who wants to know that a decision was taken by the correct procedures can find out as democracy guarantees to the citizens that right and the means to examine the process of decision making.
- In a democracy, people have the right to choose their rulers and people have control over them. Whenever possible and necessary, citizen should be able to participate in decision making that affects them all. Thus, it ensures transparency by producing a government that is accountable to the citizens and is responsive to their needs and expectations.
- It is right to expect democracy to produce a government that follows procedures and is accountable to people. To do so, the democratic government develops mechanisms for citizens-regular, free and fair elections, open debate on major policies and legislature. Citizens have the right to information about the government and its functioning.