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Has been active in revealing a fraud by one of the Adjunct Faculty Professor in the University of Mumbai, cheating the students as well as the University. Unfortunately, in spite of black and white proof, the University of Mumbai has failed to take any firm action. I have, therefore, referred the matter to the Anti-Corruption Bureau in Mumbai for their further consideration and action.
I was in need of LPG (Household) Gas Connection, in the year 2008 in Chennai, As I was from other state, dealer was creating hell lot of problem even after submitting all the required documents, later after 3 months, I checked the RTI site and got all the information about the hierarchy of the senior manager from the RTI site, mailed them the issues and later I received surprising treatment in the dealer's office and I got the LPG gas connection without any further delays, which I am still using.
I started helping people if they are in any kind of Consumer related problems. RTI really helps.
I am a Chartered Accountant by practice and also hold degree in Law. I have successfully filed various Applications and appeals for seeking information under the RTI Act, 2005 from various Government authorities including the Income Tax Department and various other Authorities.
I was able to get the information from different government department that initially refused to give. The Departments include UP Police department, UP Forest Department, EPF India office as well as UP revenue board. It was a great learning in the process. It was also required a lot of patience and courage. I was able to achieve this. Some of the information that I have accessed ultimately became change in UP Police in complete state. Some of the information that I have forced some people to follow the legal and right way to do the things.
Ad. K.P.Boda, B.A.,LL.B.(University Of Mumbai).
Languages known. Spoken and Written. English, Hindi, Gujarati, Marathi.
Retired from the Post of Registrar, from an educational institution in Mumbai and the portfolio handled was legal matters of the institutions run by the trust.
Presently also on the penal of local educational institutions as visiting faculty in the subject of RTI/Consumer Law for under graduate self financial courses.
Also holding diploma in Yoga from University of Mumbai.
legal Giving honorary services to NGOs working for street children and women welfare.
I am a trained journalist, documentary & film maker and an RTI activist with an MA in Mass Communication from Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI). I have more than seven years of combined experience (2005-2013) in community service, activism, film making, fact finding and research on media and RTI. My work as a journalist and RTI activist has received national recognition and won more than four awards in last three years. Along with a published monograph on “RTI Act and Media” and three more forthcoming, I have extensively published in print newspapers and online news and views portals. I have worked for the broadcast media TV-9, South Asia based news agency UNI, leading Hindi newspaper Hindustan of Hindustan Times Group and have been a regular columnist for leading Urdu newspapers including Inquilab and Asia Express. My writings have covered the challenges and issues of the minority community with a special focus on their socio-economic and political empowerment. I have filed more than five thousand RTIs and have received several important documents in response. Since 2005 I have written more than 1000 opinion and RTI based articles for newspapers, websites and magazines in all three languages of Hindi, Urdu and English. I have made several documentaries and films. My award winning film “Eidiyaan” has been screened at more than 8 film festivals throughout India.
Awards and Achievements:
1. Person of the Year-2010 by Twocircles.net (TCN), Boston, USA and Ministry of Minority Affairs, Govt of India.
2. AGRI Youth Icon & Journalist of Year-2010 by AGRI Mumbai.
3. Awarded by Universal Knowledge Trust, in appreciation of Extra-ordinary community service in 2011.
4. Excellence Award-2011 by Society for Promotion of Professional Academic and Cultural Excellence and Vivekananda International Foundation.
5. Felicitated by TCN in 2011 at Taj President, Mumbai.
6. Idrisia Award-2012 by Idrisia National Foundation.
7. Felicitated by AMU Student Union in 2012 at Kenedy Hall, AMU, Aligarh.
8. Felicitated by Solidarity & SIO in 2012 at Difference & Democracy Conference in Ernakulam, Kerela.