A Member of Parliament on an average represents 23 Lakh people and by the virtue of authority guaranteed to him by the constitution, he has the power to catalze change in public service delviery.
However, with only INR 30,000/ month given to hire a professional staff, her/ his capacities to act as a bridge between people and administration are severely constrained.
While working with an American senator Ms. Katherine Harris, Rwitwika Bhattacharya, Founder & CEO of Swaniti Initiative, observed first-hand the amount of help a senator gets for the work in his or her constituency, unlike their Indian counterparts. A Member of Parliament in India spends a significant amount of time on the
The Objective is to strengthen last-mile public service delivery by working with the key stakeholders in the most underserved parts of India.
SPARC associates live by the word of Mother Teresa, “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.”
We understand that placing associates in the constituency will have an incremental effect. The long-term objective is to establish the need for this program that may lead to institutionalization by the government of India and change the political discourse towards development