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Here youth can get information on how they can be more effective and use the tools to fight against injustice and corruption in their day to day life. It is not a easy path but again if we want to change our nation we have to struggle and work hard towards it. Lets start from individual level and use these tools to fight injustice and corruption.
You can also find information about various acts and laws made for the citizens of India. We request the youth of this nation to be updated on his/her rights and use them to the fullest. Also assist others who aren’t aware of these rights, eg. you can help kids of BPL families by getting them admitted in private schools under the quota of 25% that will be allotted for BPL families in every private school (Courtesy RTE).
India Against Corruption: India Against Corruption (IAC) is a citizen’s movement to demand strong anti-corruption laws. Lokpal bills were introduced several times since 1968, yet they were never passed by the Indian Parliament. After a fast by veteran social activist Anna Hazare and widespread protests by citizens across India the Government of India constituted a 10-member Joint Committee of ministers and civil society activists to draft an effective Jan Lokpal Bill. The primary focus of IAC movement is to ensure a strong Lokpal bill.
Right to Information: We all pay taxes. Even a beggar on the street pays sales tax when he buys anything from the market. This money belongs to us. But where does this money go? Why are there no medicines in the hospitals? Why are people dying of starvation? Why are the roads in such pathetic conditions? Why are the taps dry? Now we have a right to question governments. The Parliament of India has passed Right to Information Laws, which empower citizens to question the government, inspect their files, take copies of government documents and also to inspect government works.
Complain Against Corruption: If you want to complain against any government official who is asking for bribe or delaying your work complain here. You have to register as a new user but start using this facility provided by government don’t think that this would not work. Give it a shot, it might help because rather than sitting quietly and bribing, it is better to act. For CVC: http://126.96.36.199/portal/web? For CBI: http://cbi.nic.in/contactus/contact.php Public Grievances: http://pgportal.gov.in/ Passport Officials: http://passport.gov.in/cpv/complaints.htm
Environmental Issues: Want to do something for the environment? Want to make your college greener and want to understand practical concepts like carbon footprint, energy audit , solid waste management? Year long campus internship in practically to make your college ‘GO GREEN’. India’s first environmental platform to grade colleges and reward students too!
The Convention on the Rights of the Child defines basic rights of children covering multiple needs and issues. India endorsed it on December 11, 1992. Click the link for a few rights in the immediate purview of Smile Foundation as well as India.
Consumer Forum: National Consumer Helpline has been set in the University of Delhi with support from the Department of Consumer Affairs, Govt. of India and with financial assistance from Consumer Welfare Fund. The project recognizes the need of consumers for a Telephone Helpline to deal with a host of problems arising in their day-to-day dealings with business and service providers. It provides a Toll – Free number 1800-11-4000 (from MTNL & BSNL lines) where a citizen can call to seek information, advice or guidance for dealing with his consumer problems in the different sectors/products.
Joy of Giving: The Joy of Giving Week is India’s “festival of giving”! Launched in Sept 27-Oct 3, 2009, the festival is celebrated every year, in the week including Gandhi Jayanti, i.e., October 2, and brings together Indians from all walks of life, to celebrate “giving”. From auto drivers to CEOs, school children to celebrities, homemakers to opinion leaders, millions of people give their time, money, resources or skills back to society- by creating or participating in “events” of their choice.
Jaago Re: Its Time To Give Your Spare Time To Your Country. Here’s How Jaago Re! Can Help You Act For Change!!! Check out the website and there is a lot that you can do !!!
I Paid Bribe: ipaidabribe.com is Janaagraha’s unique initiative to tackle corruption by harnessing the collective energy of citizens. You can report on the nature, number, pattern, types, location, frequency and values of actual corrupt acts on this website. Your reports will, perhaps for the first time, provide a snapshot of bribes occurring across your city. We will use them to argue for improving governance systems and procedures, tightening law enforcement and regulation and thereby reduce the scope for corruption in obtaining services from the government.