“PROGREESS” has organized Right to Information and Consumer Rights Camp at Baikuntha Nagar, Berhampur on 04th December, 2010. Kedarnath Sahu (Master Trainer) and S.R. Patnaik (State Resource Person of RTI Act) to solve out more than 40 cases from all corner of South Orissa. The organization has initiated for continue organized RTI & Consumer Rights Camp in different places of Orissa. How to pose cross questions / making them aware and empower them to ask any cross questions and to know about consumer rights in the field of Adulteration , packaged communities, Real Estate, Education, Health, Postal, Banking, Insurance, Railway, Automobiles, Public distribution systems, False and misleading advertisement etc. More than 200 people were participated in the said programme.
The organization has taken a decision to conduct continuous organizing camps, counseling, organizational meetings, publicity etc. towards let us discharge your responsibility, Asset your right and to aware consumer protection is empowered


The organization has been done a public meeting and counseling on RTI (Right to Information) programme at Dharakote and Kukudakhandi Block of Ganjam district. K. Tuna Dora (Dharakote) and Rajendra DalBehera (Kukudakhandi) was organized the RTI meeting on their place & venue, more than 200 person were attending on the RTI programme. Our organization organized for counseling to the destitute/needy person and awareness about RTI filling the application and how to raise the question on the PIO and 1st appellant.
Trainers of our organization were deliver their public speech towards audiences. Numbers of endusers known about RTI and it’s filed in different office as per their requirement by our Informative Service beneficiaries have been more appreciated of our service, which will effective towards transparency in different office / public organizations also.


The organization had observed the world Human Rights day on 10th December, 2007. In this day, we organized a meeting programme regarding Human Rights at Satyabhama Kalyan Mandap, Hillpatna, Berhampur. Morethan 100 intellectuals / delegates were participated in the meeting programme. Dr. (Prof) Prahallad Panda, Retd. Professor of Economics of Berhampur University was preside over the Human Rights meeting programme.


The organization has organized two day Right to Information (RTI) training programme organized “to access the capacity building” and propagate through street corner meeting / camp at different places in the Ganjam district. Many master trainer have participated along with organized a RTI camp in front of Tahasildar , Chief District Medical Officer, Brahmapur from 3rd -4th September, 2008. The residential RTI programme was performed at Satyabhama Kalyan Mandap, Brahmapur. There are more than hundreds of delegates were participated.
The UNDP accord Master trainer Mr. Saroj Ranjan Patnaik (State Resource Person of RTI Act) was trainee to the participants.

Seminar on Human Rights of Migrant Rural Labour in Ganjam

The organization has successfully conducted two day seminar on Human Rights of Migrant Rural Labour of the district was held on the eve of World Human Rights Day i.e. 10th December,2019 at Berhampur and Dharakote during the huge number of participants that the real issue is how to extend Human Rights to all segments of the labour market. There are many groups of workers in the unorganized sector or informal economy. Like migrant workers in agriculture, building and road construction, brick kilns, sugar factories and others, for whom decent work is a very distant goal. There are no strong Trade unions of migrants workers in the unorganized sector. The bargaining power of these migrant workers is thus weaker than workers in the organized sector.

Rights of Migrant Labour:-

It shows an acceptable quality and decent work, its shows an acceptable quality of work. Let us say, Workers are pleasant at work places and they are satisfied from any type of work due to decent conditions of life as well as decent working conditions of labour. It shows various types of freedoms and rights for men, women life in the society, In other words, development of society, workers, as per labour standards.

Decent work refers to work wider than job or employment including wage employment, self –employment and home working and is based on the core enabling labour standards Viz, freedom of association, collective bargaining, freedom from discrimination and child labour. Besides, the word decent too involves some notion of the normal standards of society. Lack of decent work therefore has something common with concepts of deprivation or exclusion, but of which concerned with social and economic situations, which do not meet social standards.

Decent work is a broad concept which is related to overall development of the society and workers. Decent work is a way of capturing interrelated social and economic goals of development. Development involves the removal of non-freedoms such as poverty, lack of access to public infrastructures or the denial of civil rights. Decent works brings together different types of freedoms such as labour rights, social security, employment opportunities etc.

Therefore, there are four dimensions of decent work such as : (1) Work and employment itself (ii) Rights at work (iii) Security (iv) Reprehensive at work dialogue. The problem of seasonal-work in agro-based industries can be found in a large number of areas. Firstly, we have to define seasonal factory is. The workers are generally quite unorganized and wages tend to be low. The National convener of Universal Proutist Labour Federation (UPLF) Ac’ Siddhavidyananda was the chief Guest of the said programme. Therefore, the government of Odisha should ratify all the relevant regional convents that respect the dignity, protection and rights of labour as well as migrant workers as their standards.. one of which normally works for more than half the days of the year. The main feature of nearly all the seasonal factories is that the workers are still agriculturists and the greate majority live in their village home

Survey of World Human Rights:

On the eve of World Human Rights Day the organization has decided to introduce Human Rights Awareness and involve maximum number professional into this forum like as Indian Human Rights Awareness Association, Mumbai. Publicity may kindly be given on the United Nations General Assembly declaration on the “‘Right & Responsibility of Individuals, Groups , Organs of the society individual to promote and protect Universally Recognized Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms to create awareness among all stallholders., The organization will create more & more involved into this forum

Advocates / professionals / Activist will be inspect, problems and suffering person where violation of Human Rights at each level

The organization was conducted observation on the eve of World Human Rights day. The discussion was performed regarding Human Rights, Legal Rights, Constitutional Rights, Consumer Rights and Rights based demand should be raised for General and Public at masses. Inthis context the organization was conducted meeting and discussion with Advocates / professionals / Activist on 10th Dec,2018. At Baikuntha nagar Jagriit, more than 76 participant were participated.

Right to information, Consumer Rights & Human Rights Counseling & Capacity Building & Organized Awareness Camp-

Engaged Citizen Rights/ Capacity Building towards Fight against Corruption in Public Service Delivery and Social Accountability / Good Governance (Encouraging Community Skill Sharing & Civic Power)

Aware as you are, Right to Information Act, Consumer Rights & Human Right. The RTI Act which came into force partially from 15th June 2005 and fully from 12th October 2015 has completed ten years of its implementation in the country including Odisha. Within this short span of 10 years, the law has not only brought some transparency and accountability in the administration but generated debate and discourse for people’s centred democracy. The law has proved a potential weapon in the hands of the common citizens to fight out corruption in the system and also for asserting their rights and entitlements. Besides, the citizens have also used the law to monitor the implementation of Govt. plans and programmes and for tracking the status of their grievances. But, the strident march of RTI Act has also demanded a heavy price – a good number of RTI Activists thanks to their zealous endeavour to expose corruption have fallen prey to the criminal nexus of bureaucracy and vested interests that sought to checkmate the ushering in of a transparent and accountable system of governance by all possible manners of heinous ploys. However, on balance, RTI has kindled the hope for deprived sections of society in a big way.

Citizens and civil society led campaign against corruption in public life in Odisha The main purpose of the initiative is to offer a help to citizens willing to fight against corruption/ exploitation and support enactment of strong anti-corruption laws by the Government.

*To reduce the burden of corruption faced by ordinary citizens in their day-to-day transactions with various government departments. The sole intention of addressing the issues of corruption at the lower end of the system is to give some relief to the common man who does not seem to have any helping hand in corruption cases.

The concerned citizens and activists involved the in the RTI Campaign are going to celebrate 10th anniversary of implementation of RTI Act in various forms, such as by organising workshop, seminar, meeting and rally etc. in different states. In this context, Ganjam jilla soochan Adhikar Mancha ( a platform of RTI Activists, RTI Users, like-minded intellectuals and academicians working for effective implementation of Right to Information Act,2005 in the State of Odisha) has decided to hold a two-day State Convention on RTI at Baikuntha Nagar, Berhampur on 12th and 13th October ,2015. Eminent RTI Activists of national stature and former Central Information Commissioners will address the Convention. Various issues relating to RTI will be debated and discussed in the Convention.

We also address corruption by spreading right to information law, conducting social audits and advocating for strong anti-corruption laws. Through

  • Non political
  • Non violence
  • Transparent and accountable
  • Equal opportunity to all

What does?

  • Use of right to information to fight corruption
  • Conduct training on various anti-corruption laws and tools
  • Conduct social audit of public programmes
  • Organize public rally, protest against corruption
  • Support India Against Corruption for strong anti-corruption laws

PROGREESS was organized a training programme on right to information and consumer rights act targeting of ordinary citizens. More than 74 ordinary citizens participated in the day long practical training programme.

  • Regular meeting and follow up

Meets in every month to plan, review and evaluate its activities and prepare future course of action.

Also meets in every month to discuss local issues and issues at the national level.

Future Steps

  • Creating volunteers at ward level further at block level
  • Training of volunteers to fight corruption
  • Engaging citizens in fight against corruption
  • Raising local issues and advocate to improve them
  • Documenting and sharing best practices