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Empower the People of West Bengal for Ethnic Rights (EmPOWER) Using RTI Act 2005


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A Workshop On NGO/Club Selection And Training On RTI Act 2005 At Bhetkipur High School


In Rights and Governance program, MUKTI has been operating Right to Information project funded by AID since 2011-2012 covering grassroots people in Nagendrapur, Kankandighi, Ramganga and Laxmijanardanpur GP Area of Mathurapur-II Block in South 24 Parganas, West Bengal, India. Mukti has long years of experience in implementing RTI Act by adroitly targeting stakeholders, identifying and strengthening needs, finalizing strategies and facilitating engagement of civil society for protecting information right of the grassroots. It has outstanding expertise in developing democratic institutions and capacity building for inclusion of multiple social groups in decision-making process, empowering people for protecting rule of law. It has also the expertise in facilitating advocacy for human rights-sensitive good governance and legal reforms, public awareness building on the national and international legal framework, and capacity-building for institutional reforms. MUKTI has been strengthening civil society organizations for fighting corruption by shaping anti-corruption measures of information sharing and monitoring government’s use of public funds and implementation policies.

RTI crusaders of MUKTI are thoroughly corresponding and empowering people about the Right to Information Act 2005. Apart from downtrodden and marginal peoples coming to them with their problems, they too are visiting door to door to know their problems and endow with possible solutions to them.  Till date around 200 New Ration Cards, 12 Old Age Pensions, 1 Handicap Pension and 172 MGNREGA Job Cards were prepared with active intervention of MUKTI’s RTI Crusaders, through Right to Information Act.

Recently, MUKTI has initiated project ‘RIGHTS’ (Right to Information for Grassroots Households in Tenable Society) in 5 Blocks of South 24 Paraganas District to promote transparency and accountability in working of every public authority and whereas democracy requires an informed citizenry and transparency of information which are vital to its functioning and also to contain corruption and to hold Governments and their instrumentalities accountable to the governed. The first workshop on Right to Information Act 2005 with the CBOs/CSOs/NGOs at Mathurapur Purba Gram Panchayet (Mathurapur I Block) was successfully held at Bhetkipur High School with several local CBOs attending the same. MUKTI will be partnering with these CBOs for promotion and intervention through the Act.

MUKTI appeals to all likeminded individuals and organizations to join us in our crusade for transparency and accountability in working of every public authority through Right to Information Act 2005. 


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