Tuesday, October 25, 2011

www.corruptionfree.in - report any incidence of corruption by SMS, twitter or email

Cross-posting from TOI article:


City student launches anti-corruption site
PUNE: Aditya Palnitkar, a std 10 student of the Abhinav Vidyalay, has launched a website to fight corruption, and has dedicated it to anti-graft crusader Anna Hazare. The site, www.corruptionfree.in, ... will make it possible for students and citizens to report cases of bribery, cheating, overcharging, forcible donations, extortion, scams and harassment in government offices by simply using their mobile phones.
Reports will be made available to media and enforcement authorities. The website (http://corruptionfree.in) is unique in the sense that citizens can report corruption via SMS, email or Twitter without even visiting the website," said 14-year-old Aditya.
Citizens can simply use their mobile phone to send a detailed report via SMS to 8446324670 or by email to email@corruptionfree.in.
 
Awesome low-cost, high-tech initiative.. hats off to this whiz kid!

There are already some serious reportings collecting : check it out:
http://pune.corruptionfree.in/

I urge all citizens to come forward to offer to help him take this site forward - the main issues I forsee will be corrupt people spamming the site in an effort to discredit it, so just like in Wikipedia's case, we need a citizens' army to fight back the spam as soon as it's posted. This is very easy to do : use the Comments facility to flag any spam posts.

Subscribe by RSS (not to be confused with the political RSS, this is just a feed of alerts) with this link for Pune: http://pune.corruptionfree.in/feeds/posts/default - add it as a live bookmark or to google reader or something so you can keep track of latest posts.


Meanwhile we can also reach out to RTI and anti-corruption experts to come and comment on the individual posts to give more info to the concerned individuals on how they can have their issues redressed or what specific action is to be taken against the corrupt officers.

I usually don't go nationalistic, but in this case I'll make an exception.. feeling proud to see someone "doing something about it" that too in such an ingenius manner! Jai Hind!

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