Right to Information (RTI) activist
, among 12 other people has been honored by the United States government with a new International Anti-corruption Champions Award.
They have been recognized for combating corrupt activities and challenging them, to ensure accountability.
Aim of the award: to reward those individuals who have put in efforts to work against corruption, bring out transparency and ensure accountability, even in adverse conditions- in their own countries.
Ms. Bhardwaj is a co-convener of the National Campaign for People's Right to Information (NCPRI).
She has co-founded Satark Nagrik Sangathan, an organization for Right to Information. She works on issues related to right to information, Lokpal, whistleblower protection, grievance redress, and right to food.
She has been very instrumental about the issue of transparency and accountability since 1999. Ever since then she has been involved in Right to Information movement in India. She works with RTI Assessment & Advocacy Group (RAAG), which was set up in 2008.
Other areas of work include:
• Right to Information Act, 2005,
• the Whistle Blowers Protection Act, 2011
• The Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013
• the Grievance Redress Bill