Getting information in wrong manner by compromising themselves as well as officials is no way of getting ahead in the rat race.
Top management needs to have a deep thought on way of business.
Unless there is some sort of complicity-direct or indirect from top brass,no lower level executive would place himself in a position of getting into legal violations.
With profit being the prime mover in many businesses-seeking advantage in whichever and whatever manner possible -has become a rule.
Way things go on in our nation is sad.
When info is legitimately sought through RTI,information is denied or records not available,but sensitive info is available on sale.
Sunlight should fall strongly on decision making by Government agencies.
Procedures,steps of decision making should be transparent and prescribed in written form and accessible to general public.
That will reduce scope for such illegalities,where people compromise themselves for few thousands and clog legal systems with cases.
India is computer savvy and why not digitise Government records,instead of this filing of papers which can conveniently get misplaced.
Eventually it boils down to personal ethics-both business people and government officials.