Team New Delhi - Access to Information

Venkatesh Nayak - Access to Information, New Delhi Office

Venkatesh Nayak is the Coordinator of the Access to Information Programme and is presently a key public training resource on Right to Information across South Asia, Africa & the Caribbean. He has trained more than 6000 officers of government and more than 600 executives of public sector enterprises for implementing India’s new transparency law. Previously a Doctoral Research Fellow in History, he has authored research and public education documents on the right to information, the basic structure of the Indian Constitution, issues of social justice, electoral reforms, efficacy of public audit mechanisms and fact-finding mission reports on human rights violations.  He can be reached at

Tahmina Laskar - Access to Information, New Delhi Office

Tahmina Laskar is a Sr. Programme Officer in the Access to Information Programme.  She holds a Master’s Degree in Law from Manav Bharti University, Solan, Himachal Pradesh. She did her graduation in Law from Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh.  She likes reading and appreciating urdu poetry. She can be reached at


Shikha Chhibbar - Access to Information, New Delhi Office

Shikha Chhibbar is a Programme Officer in the Access to information programme and has done intensive field research in the Police Stations of Delhi. Currently she is working on the project ' Promoting Freedom of Information and Transparency in South Asia' and is involved in the capacity building programs on RTI law in the State of Jammu and Kashmir. She holds a Master’s Degree in Law (specialization in Human Rights) from National Law Institute University, Bhopal and B.A.LL.B.(Hons.) from Department of Legal Studies and Research, Barkatullah University, Bhopal. She likes travelling and dancing. She can be reached at