On the Info Highway
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