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  Project Name


RTI clinics in TN - Corporate Accountability Desk



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Right To Information (RTI)



Thiruvallur, Kancheepuram



Tamil Nadu

  Budget Approved


$ 2000


  Year Approved







  Chapter Coordinators


Karthik Suryanarayanan


Anti Corruption Team









This project aims to work. in a focused manner among the membership of three unorganized sector trade unions working in Chennai, Thiruvallur and Kanchipuram districts of Tamilnadu. This will have the double effect of increasing awareness of RTI act among working classes, even while strengthening the unionizing efforts of the partner organizations. Also, the benefits of the proposal will extend beyond the unions’ membership as trainings will be held in the communities from where union members live.

The project will also work towards consolidations of advocacy efforts in Tamilnadu to force public authorities to implement the Act and for the Commission to use penal provisions prescribed in the Act as a means of enforcing the implementation of the Act. These efforts at consolidation, along with similar efforts by other organizations, will further be linked to a national level campaign for strengthening the RTI Act.





This section will be updated after the project has been implemented.





1. Work with trade unions and other mass organizations to equip their membership to file and follow-up on RTI applications 2. Popularize RTI among working classes in Chennai, Thiruvallur, Kanchipuram districts by holding training camps and clinics regularly. 3. Assist community struggles against industrial land acquisition by strategic use of the RTI Act. 4. Help with the RTI needs of Corporate Accountability Desk. 5. Networking at the state level to increase awareness of the RTI Act 6. Coordinating with the National Campaign 7. Tracking, reporting and taking action on the implementation of Right to Information



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