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Till Jan­uary 2000, Arvind Ke­jri­wal was a con­sci­en­tious joint com­mis­sioner of in­come tax who en­joyed ev­ery minute of his job. An IIT Kharag­pur grad­u­ate, he hadn’t imag­ined he would ab­hor polic­ing eco­nomic of­fend­ers within eight years of his join­ing the In­dian Rev­enue Ser­vice. But a rou­tine de­part­men­tal trans­fer and the “lack­adaisi­cal ap­proach of the gov­ern­ment” made him look for a new role.

Ke­jri­wal, then 31, took a sab­bat­i­cal be­fore de­cid­ing to de­vote him­self to im­prov­ing ac­count­abil­ity in gov­er­nance. What sets him a part from oth­ers with sim­i­lar goals is the man­ner in which he used the Right to In­for­ma­tion(RTI) Act to re­form ad­min­is­tra­tion in Delhi. “I felt peo­ple who didn’t

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