Saturday, January 16, 2010

Citizens Hand Book Contents

Program Description:

After a thorough analysis of the multiple issues that the common man faces on a day-to-day basis, we have finalized that the first version of the citizen’s handbook will explain the step-by-step procedures involved in obtaining the following:

  1. Driver’s License
  2. Voter’s ID
  3. Ration card
  4. Electricity Connection
  5. Certificates – Birth Certificate, Death Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Community Certificate, Nativity Certificate
  6. Registration of Land, House, Patta (Encumbrance Certificate)
  7. Telephone Connection
  8. Water/Sewage Connection
  9. Post Office (Money order)
  10. File police complaint – FIR
  11. Passport (including Police verification)
  12. LPG connection

In addition to the above mentioned topics, the book will also provide information on:

  1. How to confirm a berth on the railways
  2. How to address issues with the public transportation system, for instance the bus driver not stopping the bus at assigned locations because it is too crowded etc. (and)
  3. Child labor

The book will also detail the follow up process in case the services are not provided in a timely manner and in the expected way. The book will be released during the August 2008 convention -“Freedom from Corruption” in Chennai and distributed to the public. As mentioned above, the book will have its content printed in 2 languages - Tamil and English


After getting quotes from various printing and publishing companies in Chennai, the cost to print one book is estimated to be Rs.20.

Hence the cost of printing 25000 books = 25000 * 20 = 5 lakh Indian Rupees or $12,500.

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