Team New Delhi - Access to Information

Team New Delhi - Access to Information


Venkatesh Nayak - Access to Information, New Delhi Office

Venkatesh Nayak is the Programme Head 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 venkatesh@humanrightsinitiative.org

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 shikha@humanrightsinitiative.org