SJ Foundation has chosen to honour Subhash Chandra Agrawal with SR Jindal Prize for 2012 under the category ‘Crusade Against Corruption’ for his untiring and continuous effort to expose corruption. He has used the Right to Information (RTI) Act to bring to light numerous corrupt practices including 2G Spectrum Scam and Common Wealth Games Scam. The decision was taken by a high level Jury headed by Mr. Justice R.C.Lahoti, former chief justice of India.
|Subhash Chandra Agrawal, RTI Activist|
Some of Mr Agrawal’s notable contributions in exposing corruption and lack of transparency are 2 G Spectrum Scam, irregularities and corruption in Commonwealth Games, Appointment of CVC, Regulation of fee structure by private universities, process of Judicial Reforms, File Notings being made public under RTI Act etc. Subhash Chandra Agrawal has been taking up issues of national and public interest vigorously by writing letters in newspapers also for which he holds the “Guinness World Record.’
Subhash Chandra Agrawal is awarded the ‘S R Jindal Prize – 2012’ jointly with Late Satyendra Kumar Dubey, Sanjeeb Singh Katiyar and Ajay Shankar Dubey in the field of ‘Crusade against Corruption’. The Award carries a Cash Prize of Rs. 1 Crore to be shared equally. The total prize money this year will be Rs. 8 Crores where eight prizes of Rs. 1 Crore each will be awarded shortly in eight categories.
The S R Jindal Prize has been instituted last year to accolade exceptional service of current significance rendered by individuals or organisations for the welfare of Indian citizens in the country. It is expected that the recognition garnered by the S R Jindal Prize awardees will catalyze their efforts towards social upliftment. Further details are available at www.sjfprize.org