RTI empowers social worker
Posted by rtiact2005 on July 15, 2006
Saturday, July 15, 2006 (New Delhi):
The Right to Information can be a very powerful tool. As part of the continuing series on the national campaign against bribery, NDTV brings you the story of Ritu Mehra, a social worker who fought the system and used the RTI to get her ration card.
Ritu was made to run around for three months for a ration card and was eventually told that a new card will not be made.
She filed an RTI and met the Commissioner of Food and Supplies after which she got a new ration card within three days without paying a bribe.
Close to 35,000 visitors have been to camps around the country and almost 14,000 RTI applications have been filed. Calls continue to pour in and have crossed the 25,000 mark.