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category ~ Right To Information (RTI)




  Project Name


Ensuring transparency in public offices-Swati Fellowship






Right To Information (RTI)







  Budget Approved


Rs 120000


  Year Approved







  Chapter Coordinators


Arun Gopalan
Vishal Kudchadkar


Anti Corruption Team
Los Angeles
Anti Corruption Team









This is the second phase of the project "ensuring transparency in PWD and research on SEZ using RTI" (Project Db ID# 437).

The project support is continued for year 2008 and the details can be found in project Db ID # 683.

While RTI has been in existence for the last three years, transparency and accountability has yet to be institutionaized in public offices. To counter the governments lack of will in breaking the curtain wall, the civil society needs to apply public pressure. This project aims to acheive openness in the governments functioning by sustained RTI awareness and use by the citizenry in the functionings of the public offices in Delhi





- Booklet on SEZ countering government''s claim - Paper on devolutions of funds to local bodies submitted to the 13th Finance Commission - Based on the findings of the paper, PIL is being filed - PIL being filed against govt hospitals - Presented cases of mismanagement to the Delhi Health Secretary





Continue work on SEZ. Continue work on Local Self Governace to ensure finances reach the local bodies and the decision making is devolved to the Panchayats To improve the function of Delhi Government Hospitals. Ensure the hospitals provide quality medical services free of costs to the citizenry as mandated by the law To prevent fraud in the pharmacies in hospitals which divert free medical supplies to the private market.



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