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CITIZENS OF INDIA ARE WE AT THE TIPPING POINT?. AFTER 62 YEARS PLUS WE WONDER HOW WE MESSED IT UP. WE WONDER HOW WE MESSED IT UP. WE ARE NOW DETERMINED.

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1 CITIZENS OF INDIA ARE WE AT THE TIPPING POINT?

2 AFTER 62 YEARS PLUS WE WONDER HOW WE MESSED IT UP. WE WONDER HOW WE MESSED IT UP. WE ARE NOW DETERMINED TO PUT THINGS RIGHT? WE ARE NOW DETERMINED TO PUT THINGS RIGHT? MOTHER INDIA DISTRESSED - YOUTH, WOMEN, ELDERS HAVE JOINED HANDS IN RE-BUILDING – RE - ENERGISING INDIA MOTHER INDIA DISTRESSED - YOUTH, WOMEN, ELDERS HAVE JOINED HANDS IN RE-BUILDING – RE - ENERGISING INDIA

3 EXCITING THINGS ARE HAPPENING… PEOPLE ACROSS THE COUNTRY JOIN TO CLAIM THEIR RIGHTS AS CITIZENS. PEOPLE ACROSS THE COUNTRY JOIN TO CLAIM THEIR RIGHTS AS CITIZENS. THE JUSTICE SYSTEM, STRUGGLE WITH BACKLOG BUT WORK TO DELIVER RIGHTS TO CIVIL SOCIETY. THE JUSTICE SYSTEM, STRUGGLE WITH BACKLOG BUT WORK TO DELIVER RIGHTS TO CIVIL SOCIETY. CITIZENS PLAY THEIR PART BOTH INDIVIDUALLY & IN GROUPS. CITIZENS PLAY THEIR PART BOTH INDIVIDUALLY & IN GROUPS.

4 HERES WHAT MANY ARE DOING… DEDICATED GROUPS ENSURE THAT WE ARE NOT CHEATED…FIGHTING TO GET WHAT IS DUE TO ALL. USING RTI. DEDICATED GROUPS ENSURE THAT WE ARE NOT CHEATED…FIGHTING TO GET WHAT IS DUE TO ALL. USING RTI. HELPING THE POOR & DEPRIVED TO SURVIVE. HELPING THE POOR & DEPRIVED TO SURVIVE. NETWORKING…TO CREATE A BETTER INDIA. NETWORKING…TO CREATE A BETTER INDIA.

5 AND THE MOVEMENT IS SPREADING… CIVIL SOCIETY…YOU & I…ARE COMING FORWARD IN SUPPORT. CIVIL SOCIETY…YOU & I…ARE COMING FORWARD IN SUPPORT. MEDIA, PRESS & TV, FRONTPAGE STORIES OF WRONG-DOING AND SHOWCASE THOSE THAT PUT THINGS RIGHT. MEDIA, PRESS & TV, FRONTPAGE STORIES OF WRONG-DOING AND SHOWCASE THOSE THAT PUT THINGS RIGHT. SLOWLY & STEADILY, A MOMENTUM HAS BUILT. SLOWLY & STEADILY, A MOMENTUM HAS BUILT.

6 WORKING TO EXERCISE OUR RIGHTS & DUTIES DISCONTENT WITH THE WAY THINGS ARE, AND, A RISING NEED TO DO SOMETHING IS EMERGING. DISCONTENT WITH THE WAY THINGS ARE, AND, A RISING NEED TO DO SOMETHING IS EMERGING. LOCAL CIVIL SOCIETY LEADERS ARE POPPING UP ALL OVER…SHOWING THE WAY, ACTING AS CATALYSTS. LOCAL CIVIL SOCIETY LEADERS ARE POPPING UP ALL OVER…SHOWING THE WAY, ACTING AS CATALYSTS.

7 AUTHORITIES GET THE MESSAGE & RESPOND YOUTH, WOMEN, ELDERS PROD GOVTS TO PERFORM & DELIVER. YOUTH, WOMEN, ELDERS PROD GOVTS TO PERFORM & DELIVER. THE HEAT OF PEOPLES ANGER IS FELT AT LOCAL, STATE & NATIONAL LEVELS. THE HEAT OF PEOPLES ANGER IS FELT AT LOCAL, STATE & NATIONAL LEVELS. INSUGENCY - MEDIA PLAYS A KEY PART IN DELIVERING THESE MESSAGES OF DISCONTENT & EXPECTATION. INSUGENCY - MEDIA PLAYS A KEY PART IN DELIVERING THESE MESSAGES OF DISCONTENT & EXPECTATION.

8 THE DEMAND FOR GOOD GOVERNANCE… CAN NO LONGER BE IGNORED, CAN NO LONGER BE DENIED…PEOPLES VOICES ARE FINELY BEING HEARD.

9 IS THERE A LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL? SLOWLY BUT SURELY THE BALANCE OF POWER IS SHIFTING. SLOWLY BUT SURELY THE BALANCE OF POWER IS SHIFTING. SELF HELP IS RISING…EXCESSIVE DEPENDENCE ON MAI-BAAP GOVERNMENTS IS DIMINISHING. SELF HELP IS RISING…EXCESSIVE DEPENDENCE ON MAI-BAAP GOVERNMENTS IS DIMINISHING. REAL DEMOCRACY IS EMERGING… CITIZENS ARE COMING OF AGE. REAL DEMOCRACY IS EMERGING… CITIZENS ARE COMING OF AGE.

10 A LANDMARK SUPREME COURT RULING …ACCELERATED THE MOVE TOWARDS GOOD GOVERNANCE.

11 13 TH MARCH 2003 WAS AN HISTORIC DAY… THE SUPREME COURT RULED THAT CITIZENS HAD THE RIGHT TO INFORMATION ABOUT CANDIDATES. THE SUPREME COURT RULED THAT CITIZENS HAD THE RIGHT TO INFORMATION ABOUT CANDIDATES. THEY MUST DISCLOSE THEIR ASSETS, CRIMINAL RECORD, IF ANY, AND EDUCATIONAL ACHIEVEMENTS. THEY MUST DISCLOSE THEIR ASSETS, CRIMINAL RECORD, IF ANY, AND EDUCATIONAL ACHIEVEMENTS. THE ELECTION COMMISSION MUST MAKE THESE DETAILS PUBLICLY AVAILABLE TO VOTERS. THE ELECTION COMMISSION MUST MAKE THESE DETAILS PUBLICLY AVAILABLE TO VOTERS.

12 IIMA PROFESSORS & PUCL MADE THIS HAPPEN… THEY WENT TO COURT SEEKING GUIDANCE AS TO WHAT WE NEEDED TO KNOW ABOUT CANDIDATES BEFORE CASTING OUR VOTES. THEY WENT TO COURT SEEKING GUIDANCE AS TO WHAT WE NEEDED TO KNOW ABOUT CANDIDATES BEFORE CASTING OUR VOTES. POLITICAL PARTIES OPPOSED SUCH DISCLOSURE. POLITICAL PARTIES OPPOSED SUCH DISCLOSURE. THE SUPREME COURT RULED OTHERWISE. THE SUPREME COURT RULED OTHERWISE.

13 PUBLIC PRESSURE WORKED FOR THIS VICTORY CITIZEN GROUPS ACROSS THE COUNTRY DISSEMINATED - CREATED PUBLIC UNDERSTANDING & ACTIVE SUPPORT. CITIZEN GROUPS ACROSS THE COUNTRY DISSEMINATED - CREATED PUBLIC UNDERSTANDING & ACTIVE SUPPORT. DIALOGUES HELD WITH THE ELECTION COMMISSION, POLITICAL PARTIES, MEDIA, INFLUENTIALS. DIALOGUES HELD WITH THE ELECTION COMMISSION, POLITICAL PARTIES, MEDIA, INFLUENTIALS.

14 FROM 2003 ON, IN ALL ELECTIONS… CANDIDATES SUBMITTED DISCLOSURE FORMS TO THE ELECTION COMMISSION FOR PUBLIC DISSEMINATION.

15 THE BIG CHALLENGE HOW CAN WE GET MORE INDIANS TO REALISE THAT IT IS OUR DUTY AND IN OUR INTEREST TO BECOME INVOLVED? HOW CAN WE GET MORE INDIANS TO REALISE THAT IT IS OUR DUTY AND IN OUR INTEREST TO BECOME INVOLVED? SEEKING GOOD GOVERNANCE AND ENSURING THAT WE BEHAVE AS RESPONSIBLE CITIZENS? SEEKING GOOD GOVERNANCE AND ENSURING THAT WE BEHAVE AS RESPONSIBLE CITIZENS? LETS ASK OURSELVES THE BIG QUESTION.

16 WHAT MAKES A GOOD CITIZEN? BECOME AWARE THAT IN A DEMOCRACY, EACH OF US MUST ACCEPT THE RESPONSIBILITY OF ACTING AS GOOD NEIGHBOURS, GOOD COUNTRYMEN. BECOME AWARE THAT IN A DEMOCRACY, EACH OF US MUST ACCEPT THE RESPONSIBILITY OF ACTING AS GOOD NEIGHBOURS, GOOD COUNTRYMEN. SEEK & EXERCISE OUR RIGHTS… FIGHTING CORRUPTION & INDIFFERENCE, AS A COMMUNITY. SEEK & EXERCISE OUR RIGHTS… FIGHTING CORRUPTION & INDIFFERENCE, AS A COMMUNITY.

17 WHEN DOES CITIZENSHIP START? RIGHT NOW…REGARDLESS OF AGE, GENDER, CREED OR SOCIO-ECONOMIC STATUS. RIGHT NOW…REGARDLESS OF AGE, GENDER, CREED OR SOCIO-ECONOMIC STATUS. AND IT NEVER ENDS…THROUGHOUT OUR LIVES, AS CITIZENS, WE MUST STRIVE TO MAKE OUR COUNTRY A CARING, KIND AND JUST SOCIETY. AND IT NEVER ENDS…THROUGHOUT OUR LIVES, AS CITIZENS, WE MUST STRIVE TO MAKE OUR COUNTRY A CARING, KIND AND JUST SOCIETY.

18 HOW CAN ONE GET INVOLVED? BAND TOGETHER TO FORM A GROUP WITH SHARED CONCERNS…JOIN AN EXISTING CIVIL SOCIETY GROUP. BAND TOGETHER TO FORM A GROUP WITH SHARED CONCERNS…JOIN AN EXISTING CIVIL SOCIETY GROUP. ASK YOURSELVES WHAT DO WE NEED TO CHANGE NOW? ASK YOURSELVES WHAT DO WE NEED TO CHANGE NOW? GET DOWN TO MAKE CHANGE HAPPEN. GET DOWN TO MAKE CHANGE HAPPEN.

19 GET STARTED NOW REACH OUT & BENEFIT FROM THE EXPERIENCE OF OTHERS…NETWORKING CAN CONNECT & PUT YOU IN TOUCH.

20 HERE ARE SOME GROUPS TO WORK WITH… ADR, Ahmedabad; AGNI, Mumbai; BHARAT SHODH,N DELHI ADR, Ahmedabad; AGNI, Mumbai; BHARAT SHODH,N DELHI CHRI, Delhi; FRNV, Delhi; Golden India, Pondicherry. CHRI, Delhi; FRNV, Delhi; Golden India, Pondicherry. PROJECT VIJAY, LUCKNOW; PARIVARTAN, Delhi; PUBLIC AFFAIRS CENTRE, Bangalore. PROJECT VIJAY, LUCKNOW; PARIVARTAN, Delhi; PUBLIC AFFAIRS CENTRE, Bangalore. MKSS, RAJASTHAN; RFGI, Ahmedabad; MKSS, RAJASTHAN; RFGI, Ahmedabad; NNFI - National Network For India, All India. NNFI - National Network For India, All India.

21 This presentation brought to you by : National Network For India Trust Trustees: Subodh Bhargava, Promod Chawla, Jai Kumar, Samuel Paul, General Vinod Saighal, Roshan Seth, Tara Sinha & R K Somany Trustees: Subodh Bhargava, Promod Chawla, Jai Kumar, Samuel Paul, General Vinod Saighal, Roshan Seth, Tara Sinha & R K Somany Prof Arun Kumar - JNU on Economic matters Prof Arun Kumar - JNU on Economic matters Sanjay Parikh as Legal Counsel Sanjay Parikh as Legal Counsel Anant Trivedi, Strategist; Vipen Mahajan, ICT; Parmjit Jutla, Covers EU. Anant Trivedi, Strategist; Vipen Mahajan, ICT; Parmjit Jutla, Covers EU. Have 80G IT approval Have 80G IT approval Address: NNFI, , Som Dutt Chambers 1, 5 Bhikaji Cama Place, New Delhi Address: NNFI, , Som Dutt Chambers 1, 5 Bhikaji Cama Place, New Delhi Tel: (011) / / Fax: (011) Tel: (011) / / Fax: (011)

22 ASK THIS OF… YOURSELF…AM I ACTING AS A GOOD CITIZEN…AS A CONCERNED & CARING INDIAN? YOURSELF…AM I ACTING AS A GOOD CITIZEN…AS A CONCERNED & CARING INDIAN? OTHERS…ARE THEY DOING THE RIGHT THING…PROVIDING GOOD GOVERNANCE & FAIR JUSTICE? OTHERS…ARE THEY DOING THE RIGHT THING…PROVIDING GOOD GOVERNANCE & FAIR JUSTICE?

23 A SIMPLE GUIDING MOTTO… POOCHO POOCHO AUR PAO AUR PAO

24 WHEN YOU CHANGE, OTHERS DO SO TOO. AS YOU LEAVE TODAY MAKE A PLEDGE TO ACT. AS YOU LEAVE TODAY MAKE A PLEDGE TO ACT. GET INVOLVED AND MAKE THINGS CHANGE. GET INVOLVED AND MAKE THINGS CHANGE. DEMAND YOUR RIGHTS…AND HONOUR YOUR OBLIGATIONS. DEMAND YOUR RIGHTS…AND HONOUR YOUR OBLIGATIONS.

25 ABOUT US There are former Secretaries, eminent Jurists, known Public figures, serving officials, Corporate leaders, Pan IIM IIT, TiE, Youth Groups, AIF & NRIs, Alumni of well-known Colleges & Public Schools as members.. Networked NGOs are in our digital outreach so are persons active in Think Tanks such as the Indian Humanist Group, Gandhian movement, Indian Social Institute, IIC, IHC & Chambers of Commerce also Good Governance Groups & Management Institutes. Our Trustees are somewhat known amongst Print & Electronic Media. There are former Secretaries, eminent Jurists, known Public figures, serving officials, Corporate leaders, Pan IIM IIT, TiE, Youth Groups, AIF & NRIs, Alumni of well-known Colleges & Public Schools as members.. Networked NGOs are in our digital outreach so are persons active in Think Tanks such as the Indian Humanist Group, Gandhian movement, Indian Social Institute, IIC, IHC & Chambers of Commerce also Good Governance Groups & Management Institutes. Our Trustees are somewhat known amongst Print & Electronic Media. No formal intervention is done without the consent of Trustees & goes to Authorities concerned under the Joint signature of all 8. The topic taken up is debated within the Net outreach - pros & cons are put forth & submission made thereafter. We have gained expertise & links also taken a position over ten years gone by in: No formal intervention is done without the consent of Trustees & goes to Authorities concerned under the Joint signature of all 8. The topic taken up is debated within the Net outreach - pros & cons are put forth & submission made thereafter. We have gained expertise & links also taken a position over ten years gone by in: 1 Electoral Reforms – specifically, removing Criminals as Law Makers 2 Power Tariff & Electricity 3 Water, availability & Rivers cleaning 4 Public Transport & Traffic 5 Education 6 Judicial improvement 7 Local Governance including Civic Services & Municipal Corporations 8 National e-Governance program 9 Police Reforms 10 Insurgency

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