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Aruna Roy

Activist , Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sangathan

Biography

Aruna Roy began work as a civil servant. In 1975, she resigned to join the Social Work and Research Centre. In 1987, along with Shanker Singh, and Nikhil Dey, she helped form MK SS - a grassroots peasants and workers organisation, credited for founding India’s Right to Information movement. As a member of the central government’s National Advisory Council from 2004-2006, she played a key role in incorporating strong citizens entitlements in the Right to Information and National Rural Employment Guarantee Acts.