Jan Adhikar Abhiyan

RTI: The Window to Silent Revolution

Though in 1947, India achieved and attained independence but, it has proved to be a geographical independence and not independence in its true sense. Till 2005, it remained the same colonial system of administration and clutches of secrecy of information continued. With Right to Information Act, 2005, citizens were empowered first time to excise its right to information, which is integral part and parcel of human liberty in its true sense.

This is an Act, which lead to transparency, accountability, curb on corruption, which finally leads to good Governance and this is the only Act, where citizens monitor and the bureaucracy and politicians follow. To summarize, it is the “Brahmashtra” in the hands of citizens.

Tarun Mitra Mandal’s RTI Movement

Tarun Mitra Mandal has always been one of the forerunners to adapt and bring about a positive change in the society. When the central government passed the Right to Information Act, 2005, our leadership team envisioned the remarkable impact this law can bring in the society, if used prudently. Under the clinical mentorship of Shri. Kewal Semlani, a rigorous training was imparted to a group of selfless volunteers for 4 months. In July 2007, Tarun Mitra Mandal announced launch of its new initiative “Janadhikar Abhiyaan” (RTI Movement) devoted to help and guide people to solve their problems with government and semi-government departments.

Today, the RTI Movement is operated from 12 RTI Clinics across Mumbai and Thane. We have more than 90 volunteers coming from various professional backgrounds like Lawyers, CAs, Engineers, Architects, Doctors, MBAs, Shopkeepers and even government employees. Regular trainings are conducted to keep our volunteers up-to-date with the changes in legal and procedural aspects of public authorities. We have helped individual citizens to resolve their queries with various state and central public authorities like Municipal Corporations, Insurance Companies, Income Tax department, Police department, Educational Institutes, and many more. So far we have helped citizens to file more than 10,000 RTI applications, more than 500 appeals and more than 100 complaints with the State and Central Information Commission.

Janhit Abhiyan

 Apart from helping citizens to resolve their individual cases, we have also taken up large public interest initiatives through our “Janahit Abhiyaan”. By effectively blending the RTI Act along with various Public Grievance Redressal mechanisms, we have achieved notable success in streamlining medical insurance policies, removal of illegal speed-breakers, ensuring voluntary disclosures by public authority, monitoring functioning of ATVM machines on railway stations, rational utilization of funds by Gram Panchayats, and many other public causes.

We also conduct public seminars to spread awareness on various current topics on regular basis. We have also been actively involved in providing training on the Right to Information Act and its application to various citizen’s bodies and government departments.

RTI Act Guidance Centres : Place, Day & Time (Please take prior appointment)

FORT​

34, MARUTI LANE, RATNADEEP, 1ST FLOOR,

NEAR OLD HANDLOOM HOUSE,

FORT, MUMBAI – 400001

DAY: TUESDAY EVENING TIME: 6.30 PM – 8.30 PM

CONTACT: KANTILAL SHAH – 9819334623

ANNT NANDU – 9320877377

CHINCHPOKLI

TARUN MITRA MANDAL OFFICE, SHREE K.V.O. STHA. JAIN

MAHAJAN SANKUL, DR AMBEDKER RD., OPP VOLTA HOUSE,

CHINCHPOKLI, MUMBAI – 400012

DAY: SUNDAY MORNING TIME: 10 AM – 12 NOON

CONTACT:

MANOJ PAREKH – 9820647337

SHAILESH GALA – 9967448191

 

DADAR-W

SHREE VARDHMAN STHA. JAIN SHRAVAK SANGH,

SHREE KARSAN LADHU NISAR HALL, 12,GYAN MANDIR

ROAD, OFF S.K. BOLE RD., DADAR (W), MUMBAI – 400028

DAY: SUNDAY MORNING TIME: 10.30 AM – 12.30PM

CONTACT:

MAHENDRA DHAROD – 9869429543

ASHOK CHHEDA – 9819481666

MATUNGA – C.R.

SHREE GUJARATI SEVA MANDAL,

OPP. SHANKAR MATTHAM, TELANG ROAD,

MATUNGA (C.R), MUMBAI – 400019

DAY: SUNDAY MORNING TIME: 10 AM – 12 NOON

CONTACT:

MANILAL NANDU – 9987052153

BIPIN DEDHIA – 9821291953

GHATKOPAR

SHREE AKHIL GHATKOPAR VYAPARI MANDAL OFFICE,

NAVNEET VIHAR, BEHIND GANDHI MARKET, M.G.ROAD,

GHATKOPAR (E), MUMBAI – 400077

DAY: WEDNESDAY NIGHT TIME: 8 PM – 10 PM

CONTACT:

LAXMICHAND GADA – 9322932233

MAHENDRA BHANUSHALI – 9619393770

MULUND

MANAV JYOT CHARITABLE TRUST,

NITYANAND APT., DR. RAJENDRA PRASAD RD,

MULUND (W), MUMBAI – 400080

DAY: SUNDAY MORNING TIME: 10.30 AM – 12.30 PM

CONTACT:

MANISH GALA – 9322266116

SURESH GALA – 9321106741

 

THANE

SHRI RISHABH AJIT BHAKTAMAR JINALAY,

2ND FLOOR, RAM MARUTI CROSS ROAD NO. 1,

NAUPADA, THANE (W) – 400602

DAY: SUNDAY MORNING TIME: 11 AM – 1 PM

CONTACT:

RAJEN DHAROD – 9820535271

RAHUL VADHAN – 9892298007

SANTACRUZ

GAMI ASSOCIATES

615 SAI CHAMBERS, 6TH FLOOR, BEHIND SANTACRUZ BEST

DEPOT, SANTACRUZ (E), MUMBAI 400055.

DAY: MONDAY EVENING TIME: 6 PM – 8 PM

CONTACT:

NIMISH GAMI – 9820844025

 

ANDHERI

KHUSHBOO TOURS & TRAVELS,

AMBOLI NAKA, NEAR RAILWAY CROSSING,

S.V.ROAD, ANDHERI (W), MUMBAI – 400058

DAY: SATURDAY MORNING TIME: 9.30 AM – 11.30 AM

CONTACT:

JANAK GALA – 26789899

CA. RASIK POLADIA – 9969250092

 

MALAD

SHREE MALAD KUTCHI JAIN YUVAK SAMAJ,

3-MAMLATDARWADI ROAD, ROAD NO.3, OPP. KADIAWADI,

MALAD (W), MUMBAI – 400064

DAY: SATURDAY NIGHT TIME: 7.30 PM – 9.30 PM

CONTACT:

AMIT SHAH – 9869414836

PRAFFUL SHAH – 9321014488

 

BORIVALI

BORIVALI K.V.O. JAIN MAHAJAN,

1, MANGAL KUNJ, WING -1, JAMBLI GALLI,

BORIVALI (W), MUMBAI – 400092

DAY: FRIDAY NIGHT TIME: 8 PM – 10 PM

CONTACT:

SATISH SHAH – 9833417461 (Call Sat 7pm – 9 pm)

LAXMICHAND GOGRI – 9967308978

DAHISAR

SHRI K.V.O. JAIN MANAV KALYAN KENDRA,

1 GOVIND NANDANVAN, SWAMI VIVEKANAND ROAD,

DAHISAR (E), MUMBAI – 400068

DAY: SATURDAY NIGHT TIME: 7.30 PM – 9.30 PM

CONTACT:

SATISH SHAH – 9833417461

HARDIK MARU – 9967586107