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  project name ~ 2012-Awareness Generation and Facilitation of RTI and NREGA (RTI Manch)

category ~ Right To Information (RTI)




  Project Name


2012-Awareness Generation and Facilitation of RTI and NREGA (RTI Manch)






Right To Information (RTI)







  Budget Approved


Rs 309000


  Year Approved







1   2  

  Chapter Coordinators


Sripriya Natarajan
Preethi Jyothi












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.





1) Successful in getting Jaipur Municipal Corporation and Jaipur Development Authority to upload section 4 manual on their websites 2) Involved in successful efforts which led to increase in minimum wages for NREGA and increase in the minimum number of days of work under NREGA for certain tribes





1) Organizing Kiosks for giving functional and fundamental information to common masses on the process of obtaining information under RTI Act 2) Organizing workshops on RTI and NREGA Acts 3) Organizing public hearings for the effective functioning of SIC 4) Conducting NREGA dialogue between public and govt for the proper implementation of NREGA 5) Work towards the proper implementation of Section 4 of RTI Act 6) Participate in social audits and public hearings to ensure and promote transparency and accountability 7) State-level campaigning for the rights and demands of farmers and workers and RTI implementation in collaboration with RTI and NREGA Campaign 8) Political and legal battles for the rights of workers



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