Gallantry awards for RTI activists

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New Delhi, Sep 3: Amit Jethwa, Gujarat based RTI activist, has been chosen for a gallantry award instituted by a voluntary organisation working in the field of transparency.

The organisation, National RTI Forum, has instituted several gallantry awards for RTI activists who have dared the adversities to get information from government on the issues concerning public interest and exposing corruption in the process.

Jethwa will be given the 'Satish Shetty Award for Gallantry" posthumously.

The 'Lalit Mehta Award for Gallantry" is being given to Biswajit Mohanty who is a wildlife activist based in Orissa.

Through RTI application, Mohanty brought out misuse of forest vehicle case, transfer of forest rangers case, liquor shop case, Posco case and Vedanta case.

Sanjiv Chaturvedi, an Indian Forest Service Officer of 2002 batch, has been chosen for 'Shashidhar Mishra Award for Gallantry" Posted as DFO Hissar.

Chaturvedi exposed the alleged malafide of state government in cases related to Saraswati Wildlife

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