"Learning humility, purity and simple-living from those who don't take too much from the earth...
Targetting the problems of hunger, disease and oppression that sadden their lives...
Inspiring in each other trust, confidence and support for one another..."

 
back    »  documents
 

  project name ~ 2008-Awareness Generation and Facilitation of RTI and NREGA

category ~ Right To Information (RTI)

 
       

  

     

  Project Name

 

2008-Awareness Generation and Facilitation of RTI and NREGA

  NGO

 

AID India

  Category

 

Right To Information (RTI)

  District

 

Mutiple

  State

 

Rajasthan

  Budget Approved

 

Rs 487000

 

  Year Approved

 

2008

 

 
 
 
 
 

  Photographs

 

1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11   12   13   14   15   16   17   18   19   20   21   22   23      25   26  

  Chapter Coordinators

 

Rashim Singh
Rashim Singh

 

Anti Corruption Team
Houston

 

  Caption

 

 

Supporters from all over India gathered at Collectrate office, Bhanswara

 

  Summary

 

 

The project support is continued for year Dec 2008-Dec 2009 and the details can be found in project Db ID # 680.

This project provides funds that will strengthen the democratic processes and people’s participation in democracy through awareness generation about the Right to Information (RTI) Act and the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA) and monitoring of public funds in government programmes through conducting social audits in rural areas.


 
 

  Achievements

 

 

In first year of the project, RTI support group participated in various social audits in Rajasthan (Valota Panchayat, Dungarpur district; Girwar Panchayat , Sirohi district), Orrisa (Budidhar Panchayat, Kalahandi district) and Uttar Pradesh (Hardoi district). They also successfully conducted the Padyatra at various places in Rajasthan for the awareness of RTI and NREGA. RTI Support Group (RSG), Jaipur, worked in association with the Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sangathan, the organisation that spearheaded the RTI movement in the state. It helped independently in spreading awareness on this important right, which already existed at the state level, since 2001. It has been a constant endeavor of the RSG to disseminate information regarding RTI and the NREGA through parchas, manuals, easy-to-read primers and visual CDs that simplify the law to the layperson. RSG has also played a pivotal role in the formation of the Rajasthan Election Watch, which carried out the compilation and analysis of the affidavits (containing disclosure of the assets, liabilities and criminal background) of all candidates who stood for the Lok Sabha elections in 2004 and put the results in front of people in villages to make an informed choice about the candidates. RSG also conducted a series of social audits (both post-facto and concurrent) of the development works done by panchayats and more recently, of works under the NREGA in many districts of Rajasthan. This results of the social audits are presented at a large public hearing (jan sunwai) where the labourers or beneficiaries villagers present their testimonies in front of the local elected representatives, administration and a cross-section of civil society. RSG participated in the intensive nationwide “Drive Against Bribe” campaign between July 1st - 15th 2006, by putting up a kiosk for the 15-day period outside the Collectorate and the Jaipur Development Authority to inform and help people filing of RTI applications or clarify doubts regarding the Act.

 

  Goals

 

 

The broad goals of the projects are: ---Awareness Generation and Facilitation of RTI and NREGA ---Facilitating the use of the RTI in various aspects of people’s lives --- Organizing RTI and NREGA trainings for governmental and non-governmental groups in all districts of Rajasthan. ---Conducting Social Audits in the NREGA districts of Rajasthan ---RTI Helpline in Jaipur to help people with issues of RTI law, applications, appeals, and also facilitate the meeting with PIOs and concerned officials. ---Organizing election watch during parliamentary and assembly elections using RTI. ---Be a support structure for movement related struggles in Rajasthan.

 
 

  


 
 
 Copyright © 2003. Association for India's Development. All Rights Reserved