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What is SNS?

Satark Nagrik Sangathan (SNS) or Society for Citizens Vigilance Initiatives (SCVI) is a registered citizens’ group with a mandate to promote transparency and accountability in government functioning and to encourage active participation of citizens in governance. It was set up in 2003 and is an independent non-governmental organization. SNS is not affiliated to or supported by any political party.

The key strategy of SNS has been to assist people exercise their Right to Information (RTI) using tools like the National RTI Act and the Delhi RTI Act. SNS runs an information center in Malviya Nagar in Delhi.

What are the objectives of SNS?

SNS’s endeavour is to empower individuals to fight corruption and the arbitrary exercise of power and participate in the effective utilization of public funds. SNS also helps them engage with the government on issues of policy formulation and implementation.

SNS seeks to encourage citizens’ participation in governance and helps citizens:
  • use tools such as the National Right to Information Act 2005 and Delhi Right to Information Act to keep themselves informed about the various activities of the Government;
  • use the information obtained to monitor functioning of their elected representatives and the working of the government departments
  • participate in planning the allocation of public funds to ensure that funds meant for the welfare of citizens are spent on activities that are considered important by them.
The SNS team

Anjali Bhardwaj, Amrita Johri, Shabina, Pushpa Lata, Kusum Lata, Vandana, Suman and Aditi Dewedi are all part of the SNS team.

Yaaminey Mubayi, Seema Misra, Anjali Bhardwaj, Vinita Singh, Soma Dutta, Tonusree Basu and Shailey Hingorani are members of the executive committee.

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