Project Name: MyNeta.info
Initiated by: Association for Democratic Reforms
MyNeta.info is an initiative of the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR), a nonprofit organization that aims to disclose the criminal, financial and education background of the candidates contesting elections. Along with ADR, the National Election Watch has continuously conducted a survey and conducted Election Watches for the 2004 and 2009 Lok Sabha Elections, Rajya Sabha Elections and almost all State Assembly Elections post 2003 in the country.
Under the Election Watch of Parliament and State Assembly elections, ADR discloses the criminal, financial and educational background of candidates who are contesting the elections with the objective of providing basic information on the background of candidates to the voters. Along with this disclosure, ADR also analyzes the election expenditure declared by the candidates. The Election Watch helps citizens to select their candidates before voting.
Besides keeping an eye on electoral candidates, ADR also analyzes political parties function as they play major role between people and their representatives, and thus, in their structure and working, they must adhere to democratic norms and transparency.
ADR has been making several efforts to bring greater transparency and accountability in the functioning of political parties. ADR conducts multiple projects aimed at increasing transparency and accountability in the political and electoral system of the country.