Fellowship: Vallabhacharya Pandey

Project Brief: In addition to the overall Asha India accounts responsibilities, Vallabh bhai is leading regional projects development, monitoring, performance and audits.
Project Type: Fellowships (description)
Primary Focus: creating resources (description)

Secondary Focus: vocational training

Area: Urban
Supporting Chapter Contact: Silicon Valley
Status: current / ongoing
Project Steward: Amit Sharma
Project Partner(s): Vallabh Pandey
Other Contacts: Mayank Joshi
Project Address: , Bhandahan Kala,Post Kaithi,Kaithi,
UTTAR PRADESH  221116
Tel: 91 542 2618201
Stewarding Chapter: Silicon Valley
Apr 2016Silicon ValleyUSD 5499
Mar 2016Silicon ValleyUSD 5451
Nov 2014Silicon ValleyUSD 5925
Mar 2013Silicon ValleyUSD 4478
Apr 2012Silicon ValleyUSD 3600
Dec 2010Silicon ValleyUSD 4000
Mar 2010Silicon ValleyUSD 3965
Oct 2008Silicon ValleyUSD 3670
Jan 2008Silicon ValleyUSD 4615
Aug 2006Silicon ValleyUSD 3240
Jun 2005Silicon ValleyUSD 3000

Total = $47443

Vallabh bhai is the campaign coordinator for Right to Information in Uttar Pradesh and some districts of Bihar working closely with many organizations including Asha, Right to Information Campaign of UP and Right to Information campaign Bihar. In this role he plans and oversees the work of 30 RTI fellows in the region. In addition, he also conducts regular RTI camps in Varanasi district.

Current emphasis of RTI campaign includes improvements in resources allocated through many government schemes and programs such as NREGA, Mid-day Meal and teacher attendance at government schools, ICDS (Baalwadis), PDS (Ration shops), and general disbursement of government funds. These goals are achieved primarily through creating and supporting public participation in demand for implementation of these programs.

Vallabh bhai is also leading regional projects development, monitoring, performance and audit activities.

With involvement of Vallabh bhai, Asha projects monitoring is becoming highly organized and effective. Multiple new possibilities exist in expanding his work in project evaluation and monitoring of greater number of grassroots projects. He has keen interest in making Asha supported projects more effective through special projects such as Libraries and teacher training.

Vallabh bhai continues to support these activities:
- Site visits (one visit to each project in the region every year)
- Projects audits and monitoring, identify and communicate problems at supported projects
- Asha Trust administrative and account keeping work. Keep summary accounts of all Asha funded projects in India. Facilitated proper accounts and records.
- Identify and recommend suitable projects for IFG to consider. Provide detail info, supporting documents and feed back on questions. Coordinate status of new proposals and communicate updates to all parties.
- Training workshops and vocational training camps at Kaithi center
- Member of editorial board of Sachchi Muchchi (monthly magazine printed by from Kaithi)
- Leading role in interactions with regional govt offices for public interest issues
- Contribute to planning of special projects such as Asha libraries and teacher training
Main goal of Vallabh's work is to mobilize numerous small community based and owned efforts in eastern Uttar Pradesh around education and rights. With Vallabh bhai's careful nurturing and strong coordination & monitoring more than thirty such communities are now able to free up government resources allocated for them and improve the public services such as government schools, NREGA and PDS. Corruption levels have reduced significantly in the blocks of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar where such people participation in Right to Information campaign is strong.
Asha Varanasi (also known as Asha Kaithi)

Additional documentation on the Public Awareness Campaign available at project website: https://www.ashanet.org/projects/project-view.php?p=919

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http://rtiup.blogspot.com/
Mar 2016 Poll Results and Meeting Minutes 2016
Mar 2016 Site Visit Brief
Feb 2016 Report 2016
Feb 2016 Fellowship Update
Nov 2014 Poll Results and Meeting Minutes for Renewal Oct 2014
Mar 2014 Annual Report 2013
Mar 2014 Public Awareness and Contacts Doc
Feb 2013 AshaSV_MeetingMinutes_Renewal2013.pdf
Mar 2012 Asha SV Meeting Minutes
Feb 2012 Asha India Conference Minutes
Dec 2011 Recent Campaign Press Clippings
Aug 2011 Recent Campaign Photos
Dec 2010 Asha SV Meeting minutes and Poll
Nov 2010 Site Visit by Sirish Agarwal
Sep 2010 Fellows Call Progress Update
Mar 2010 Sv Eval document
Dec 2009 2009 Porgress Update
Mar 2009 Site Visit Report March 2009
Sep 2008 Minutes of Teliconf
Apr 2008 Miyaganj Social Audit Announcement - Hindi
Mar 2008 RTI UP and Bihar Campaign Questionnaire for Fellows
Feb 2008 Report RTI Campaign 2007 - Hindi
Feb 2008 Budhget for RTI Campaign UP and Bihar 2008
Feb 2008 Report RTI Campaign UP and Bihar 2007 - English
Jan 2008 Right to Food Campaign (NREGA and MDM) UP
Dec 2007 Gaurav's site visit to Kaithi
Feb 2007 Site Visit Report of Jagriti (JBVS) Kanpur
Jun 2006 June 2006 Progress Report - Detailed
Jan 2006 Progress Report July to Dec 2005
Jan 2006 Projects Coordination
Jan 2006 BJSA-Evaluation_Report.doc
Dec 2005 Status of All projects in connection with Kaithi
Dec 2005 Libraries Initiative by Vallabh
Dec 2005 Accounting and Projects Coordination details
Oct 2005 Site Visit Report of ASS
Sep 2005 Site Visit Report of Jan Mitra Nyas, JMN
Sep 2005 Report from ASV Sherpur - Translated
Sep 2005 CERT_Site_Visit_Report
Sep 2005 Mahila Swarojgar Samiti (MSS) report
Aug 2005 Site visit - Pratigya Prishikshan Sansthan (PPS), Gazipur
Jul 2005 Progress Report of ILM
Jun 2005 Nomination by Melli Annamalai
Jun 2005 Experience Summary
Sep 2003 Photo of Vallabh and Beekiping Training
Jan 2002 Kaithi Beekeeping Project