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Uploaded on Apr 21, 2010
Satark Nagrik Sangathan (SNS) is a citizens group with a mandate to promote transparency and accountability in government functioning and to encourage active participation of citizens in governance.
SNSs key strategy has been to assist people exercise their Right to Information (RTI). SNS builds capacities of citizens to use the RTI Act to obtain information on the performance of elected representatives and on the functioning of the Government in areas such as ration, civic works, education and social welfare schemes.
SNS has been assisting citizens use the RTI Act to demand political accountability and monitor the functioning of their elected representatives (Municipal Councillors, MLAs and MPs).
Satark Nagrik Sangathan has been using the Right to Infomration Act to develop Report Cards on the performance of elected representatives. Each Report Card assesses the performance of the elected representatives on the basis of the objective parameters developed in relation to their primary roles and responsibilities.
Report Cards of elected representatives can be accessed at www.snsindia.org
Doordarshan- Indias public service television network- dedicated an episode on the Janane Ka Haaq (Right to Know) show to cover SNS work on using the RTI Act to access information on development funds provided to Councillors in Delhi.