POWER OF KNOWL­EDGE: KE­JRI­WAL USES LEG­IS­LA­TION TO LOOSEN RED TAPE

India Today - - MAIL - by Lak­sh­miIyer

want to pay bribes needed an op­tion, ”he says, re­call­ing the ob­jec­tive be­hind Pari­var­tan, a six-mem­ber ac­tion group he launched to fight cor­rup­tion in the Delhi Vidyut Board.

Once the Delhi As­sem­bly passed the RTI Actin 2001, the group be­gan spread­ing aware­ness about the law in 15 re­set­tle­ment colonies and other mid­dle-class pock­ets in the na­tion’s cap­i­tal. The move­ment has had many suc­cesses, from stream­lin­ing of power con­nec­tions and road con­nec­tiv­ity to reg­u­la­tion of ra­tion shops and hand pumps.

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