Social audits key to finding issues in govt schemes: 19.11.2019

In urban areas, one sees the dire need to empower citizens to conduct social audits of the garbage, road, drain, flyover, white-topping and other capital intensive works, notorious for the humungous scams they generate.

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Jan Soochana Portal: A gateway to good governance: 02.10.19

Rajasthan has been a pioneer in deepening democracy by fighting for the Right to Information of ordinary citizens when the colonial Official Secrets Act was still in place — a long-standing anomaly in a country wedded to democracy.   Now Rajasthan has initiated a Jan Soochana Portal which gives at the click of a button all information that citizens wish to know on several schemes, including status of their applications for several benefits. Karnataka is trying to replicate this by initiating a Jan Soochi Portal on the lines of the one in Rajasthan.

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Article by kathyayini Chamaraj in Citizen Matter on 10.2.16

Dear CM, Take action against govt offices violating High Court order on SWM Kathyayini Chamaraj sends pictures of garbage at government office campuses in the heart of Bengaluru – at MS Building and office of the education department. What example are they setting? Kathyayini Chamaraj, 10 Feb 2016 , Citizen Matters 1 – See more at:

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Split of BBMP Is Meaningless unless Citizens Are Empowered

Smt. Kathyayini Chamaraj, Executive Trustee, CIVIC, writes in the column “My Opinion” on the spliting of BBMP

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