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Promoting transparency and accountability in Government functioning

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Promoting transparency and accountability in Government functioning

Anjali Bharadwaj, a Lady Shri Ram College and Oxford University graduate is the founder of Satark Nagrik Sangathan (SNS).

Satark Nagrik Sangathan (SNS) or Society for Citizens Vigilance Initiatives (SCVI) is a registered citizens' group with a mandate to promote transparency and accountability in government functioning and to encourage active participation of citizens in governance. It was set up in 2003 and is an independent non-governmental organization. Anjali began her work conducting social audits of ration shops to ensure that they are fulfilling their role of providing subsidized food. She began using the early RTI Act as a tool to gather information on all ration shops in a given area and survey them about their customers.

SNS started working in Delhi's slum settlements and broke new ground by making RTI a truly potent tool in the hands of the urban poor to claim their right to water, electricity, sanitation and education. A landmark initiative of SNS has been the dissemination of MLA and MP performance report cards in leading print dailies in Delhi and Bihar.

SNS collects data on assembly attendance, voting records and the questions asked by representatives. They then distil this data down to the essential categories of information in order to convey the overall performance record of the individual. Information contained in the report card is used by the citizens as an advocacy tool when they speak with their representatives.

The key strategy of SNS has been to assist people exercise their Right to Information (RTI) using tools like the National RTI Act and the Delhi RTI Act. SNS runs an information center in Malviya Nagar in Delhi.

Anjali is also a leading member of the Right to Food campaign, advocating universalization of the public distribution system, right to work, land reform and social security.

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