• Petitioned Shri R.K. Saxena

This petition was delivered to:

OSD to Hon'ble Governer
Shri R.K. Saxena
Director , Dept of I & P.R (Govt of Uttar Pradesh)
Sh. Rakesh Mishra,
Secretary - PersonnelMOP & PG, New Delhi
Shri R.C.Misra
District Magistrate, Hardoi
Sh. M.K.S. Sundaram, IAS

RTO in Uttar Pradesh goes corruption free

    1. Param  Dhar
    2. Petition by

      Param Dhar

      Kgp, India

January 2012


After close to 450 people signed the petition within just 05 days, the District Magistrate of Hardoi, quickly conducted surprise visits to the corrupt Regional Transport Office and found 2 of the staff members guilty of assaulting Sangh Priya Rahul an IIT Kharagpur student. He set up a special enquiry under the Executive Magistrates till 27th January'11 and has already suspended two staff members responsible. Not only this, the pressure put through phone calls and messages has completely changed the face of Regional Transport Office in Hardoi (Uttar Pradesh).

- Sign boards across the RTO's in Hardoi telling people to avoid bribes

- Sign boards indicating the cost for all procedures at the RTO and the responsible officials

- Appointment of two officials who will monitor corruption all the time

- The driving test is regularised and the computerised registration process has been fine-tuned.

Thanks to everybody who took action on this immediately, Param Singh, Ritesh  & Anand Sharma were able to take a first step in making RTO Hardoi go Corruption free.

After witnessing how successful People power can be, Sangh Priya Rahul made a statement saying “My fight against corruption has become stronger, I was lucky to record it on my phne. There are many such incidents which take place acorss India and we need to put up a fight for it - one step at a time. If we all stand together like this we can ensure a corruption free India.”

Sangh Priya Rahul, an RTI activist & a third year student at  IIT Kharagpur Student recently received a complaint from an anonymous whistle blower against corruption in Regional Transport Office (RTO) at Hardoi. He went to the RTO to file the complainant.The officials at RTO asked him for a bribe which he refused to pay and he told them that he would file an RTI to expose corruption at that RTO. At this point about 20 RTO Officers physically assaulted him and left him bleeding.

'As he lay on the ground, he was asked again whether he was ready to pay the bribe.' To which, he refused again and was kicked mercilessly by the Officers. In the meantine Rahul turned on the voice mail on his phone and recorded their demand for a bribe - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80gjVVIhSRc&feature=player_embedded

He later on went to register an FIR against the said officers however the police refused to lodge an FIR. Undetered after this incident Anti-Corruption believer Rahul said "his fight for corruption has become stronger"

More details and watch Rahul's video here:



Sign this petition and tell District magistrate Hardoi to set an enquiry and take action on the 20 RTO officers in Hardoi who assaulted Rahul for defending an anonymous whistle blower.  Ask the Transport Department of Uttar Pradesh take strict measures to reduce corruption in RTOs so that such spine-chilling incidents of violence do not occur in the future.


Recent signatures


    1. DM's reply posted on Facebook - - Action taken on RTO's is still pending

      tamseel hussain
      Petition Organizer

      I had a telephonic conversation with Rahul on 18/01/2012 to get firsthand information. An enquiry has been ordered into the incident on 19/01/2012. The enquiry will be conducted and completed by two Executive Magistrates within a week. In the meanwhile, I made a surprise inspection (‘raid’ in common parlance) in the Office of the Road Transport on 19/01/2012 and got rid of the brokers/middlemen roaming around that office and streamlined the office work to the benefit and convenience of the general public. Arrangements are made to help people who find it difficult to fill up their application forms. There will be proper signage all around in a day or two so that people can easily recognise the respective counters and get their work done without any difficulty. I have also directed the Asst. Road Transport Officer to conduct the mandatory driving test properly - however, it should be without any hardship to the new applicants for driving license

    2. A call made to the District Magistrate from Denver

      tamseel hussain
      Petition Organizer

      Hundreds of phone calls were made to the District Magistrate, which brought the issue to his notice. He's asked Rahul and his friends who were beaten up at there RTO to meet him in person. Watch the video,

    3. Reached 250 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • dileap khanna CALCUTTA, INDIA
      • over 2 years ago

      No asking for bribe .. no giving .. this shitt has to stop for once and for ever. if you feed the lion one day it will become big and bite your asss off. Dont feed the lion.

    • Sarfaraz Ahmed JUBAIL, SAUDI ARABIA
      • over 2 years ago

      डीएम सुंदरम ने माना कि फेसबुक के जरिए चली इस मुहिम का असर जरूर हुआ है। इसी के चलते उन्होंने तुरंत मामले को संज्ञान में लेते हुये कार्रवाई की और इस मामले की मैजिस्ट्रेट जांच के आदेश भी दे दिए। उनका कहना है कि अभी सिर्फ एक ही क्लर्क को सस्पेंड किया गया है, अगर जांच में और कर्मचारी भी दोषी पाए जाते हैं तो उनके खिलाफ भी कार्रवाई की जाएगी।



    • Sarfaraz Ahmed JUBAIL, SAUDI ARABIA
      • over 2 years ago

      This is a shameful act on the part of government officials and the Police. Rahul you showed great courage and people like you inspire us to stand against these termites who have been eating the roots of a gr8 nation India.

    • Kamna Katiyar LAFAYETTE HILL, PA
      • almost 3 years ago

      I want corruption free India.

    • Ankur Agrawal KHARSIA, INDIA
      • almost 3 years ago

      I hate corruption.


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