Bureaucratic Accountability is absolutely important in a democracy. Officials are paid by the State and hence answerable for all their activities. Whatever they do (except in cases where secrecy is necessary in the interests of security of state) they must be answerable to the people. That is they are immediately answserable to the agencies of the people like their Political masters, the Ministers and to courts of Law. They should not exceed their powers and must act according to law. Their actions should be publicly visible, that is to say, transparent. In the light of these observations let us now examine how this accountability and transparency is ensured, It goes without saying hat eternal vigilance is the price of democracy. In a recent case (December 11) involving a scam (1500 crores) Right to Information Activists, fkooded tghe Bangalore City Corporation for opies regarding an enquiry report. So much so, since the copying of the papers was expensive and time consuming, the agency for responding to the requests prepared a CD containing all the relevant papers and it is avalable for just Rs 20/- a copy.