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  project name ~ Arvind-Saathiship-2008

category ~ Right To Information (RTI)




  Project Name





AID India



Right To Information (RTI)







  Budget Approved


Rs 240000


  Year Approved








  Chapter Coordinators


Arun Gopalan
Somu Kumar


College Park
Anti Corruption Team










Arvind Kejriwal is a social activist and crusader for greater transparency in Government machinery in India. He is the founder of Parivartan, a Delhi based citizens movement trying to ensure a just, transparent and accountable governance.





Together with Aruna Roy and other activists, Arvind Kejriwal campaigned for the National Right to Information Act, which was passed in 2005. In July 2006, he spearheaded a successful awareness campaign, "Drive against Bribe" for promoting RTI across India. Awards * 2004 Ashoka Fellow * 2005 Satyendra Dubey Award for his campaign for bringing transparency in Government * 2006 Ramon Magsaysay Award for Emergent Leadership. * 2006 Indian of the Year in Public Service





Arvind Kejriwal and his team of Parivartan volunteers strives for: # Stronger people’s movement for reinforcement of democratic values. # Strengthening of practices and systems which encourage participatory democracy including transparency and accountability. # Promote larger awareness of Right to Information among economically backward section of the society and encourage them to use RTI instead of paying Bribe in their day-to-day lives.



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