• Chief Minister's visit at Sanitary Park kanker-Chhatisgarh
    Chief Minister's visit at Sanitary Park kanker-Chhatisgarh (Technical support provided by Samarthan in preparation of the Sanitary Park)
  • Community lead total Sanitation book in Hindi released by ChiefMinister Chhatisgarh
    Community lead total Sanitation book in Hindi released by ChiefMinister Chhatisgarh (Book prepared by Samarthan and printed by district administration kanker)
  • Bundelkhan CSs meeting in Jahani
  • Identifying the rights of migrants and their families
  • Bundelkhan CSs meeting in Jahani MNREGA

Proactive Disclosure

An important provision in the RTI Act mandates that all public authorities must maintain records that are duly catalogued and indexed in a manner that will allow them to be easily accessed by the public. All public authorities have to publish a document on self-disclosure within 120 days of the Act’s enactment. This document or manual must contain 17 points.

Demonstrating Models of Self Disclosure

  • Samarthan and partner organizations helped Panchayats to adopt self disclosure guidelines, as prescribed in the RTI Act. In Madhya Pradesh, Panchayats disclosed Panchayat information to the gram Sabha members. In most of the Panchayats the information has been put on the walls of the Panchayat. The data is also being compiled in the form of a self disclosure document which the gram Sabha can access at any point of time. In Chhattisgarh, all 63 Panchayats of Rajnandgaon block of Rajnandgaon district have prepared the self disclosure manual. Samarthan also facilitated formation of self disclosure documents for the Rajnandgaon block office, ICDS department, Women and Child Department and Rajnandgaon municipality.
  • In line with Section 4(1) of the Right to Information Act 2005, Proactive Disclosure of Samarthan has also been prepared over the given 17 Points. We are encouraging other civil society organizations to prepare similar documents. Such endeavour will help the civil society demand greater accountability from Public Authorities.

Districts No. of Panchayats reached No. of Elected Reps Trained No. of Govt Functionaries trained Self Disclosure Documents prepared Applications filed
Sehore 480 1149 6023 9 250
Panna 84 320 18 16 150
Sidhi 4 32 12 4 16
Rajnandgaon 63 315 24 6 15
Bastar 73 511 13 8 15
Satna 20 15 424 13 131
Rewa 15 13 141 5 89
Gwalior 15 35 32 0 120
Tikamgarh 9 29 86 4 24
Bhind 25 71 106 15 49
Seoni 15 49 30 15 32
Betul 13 33 41 0 100
Morena 18 25 126 15 126
Shivpuri 14 23 12 9 166
Damoh 9 14 12 2 121
Balaghat 9 19 23 9 16
Sidhi 11 200 32 5 113