The organization - Manthan
Manthan is a non-governmental organization working towards addressing the socio-economic and environmental challenges of the communities in the rural areas of central Rajasthan in India. Manthanís efforts are geared towards improving the lives of all villagers irrespective of their caste, religion or political affiliations.
Project - RTI Manch: Awareness Generation and Facilitation of RTI and NREGA
RTI Manch is a group of four full time fellows Kamal, Lakshman, Mohan and Mukesh, who are committed to activities focused on RTI & NREGA. Their activities include RTI/NREGA awareness campaign; review the status of implementation of RTI act and suggesting improvements, social audits and public hearing and, collaboration with other NGOs and public organizations in relevant public movements.
They have around 100 student volunteers from University of Rajasthan. These students have been helping RTI Manch projects as an when required by RTI Manch project. They focus on villages near Jaipur and help the residents to know about the importance of RTI, the Right to information act (http://www.righttoinformation.gov.in/). Further, they enlighten them about NREGA (National Rural Employment Guarantee Act) and ensure that the workers are paid as per government norms. Normally they work with other prominent NGOs like MKSS, Pradhan, Rozgaar Evam Suchana ka Adhikar Abhiyan etc.