Jeetendra Ghadge

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Jeetendra Ghadge

Jeetendra Ghadge is an Indian activist based in Girgaon, Mumbai. Instrumental in exposing a police-politician nexus[1] and working towards implementing police reforms. A full-time whistleblower[2][3][4] Ghadge has also uncovered poor performance in controlling corruption by Anti-Corruption Bureau, Mumbai.[5][6][7][8][9] As a RTI activist his work on uncovering alleged corruption in dam construction[10] has led, according to the Times of India, to harassment of Ghadge.[4]

Born in Pune district Jeetendra Ghadge was brought up in Mumbai city by his mother Usha Ghadge and father Vasant Ghadge. Ghadge also exposed the plight of farmers in Maharashtra's villages, nearly half of the farmers in Maharashtra who have committed suicide over the last four years were denied a paltry Rs 1 lakh compensation. Taking notice of this news publish all over India National Human Rights Commission took suo-moto cognizance and issued a notice to the Maharashtra Government. In effort to control the crises Maharashtra Government announced framing of new rules and increased the compensation to 5 lakhs rupees.[11][12][13][14]


  1. ^ Chhapia, Hemali (20 February 2014). "Politicians lobbied for 7 cops' transfers: RTI". Indiatimes.
  2. ^ "44% Posts Vacant in Mumbai ACB". Outlook Inida. 26 February 2012. Archived from the original on 2 March 2014. Retrieved 18 April 2013.
  3. ^ Menon, Vinod Kumar (18 March 2013). "Politician-cop nexus: How top netas flout rules to influence police postings". Mid Day. Retrieved 18 April 2013.
  4. ^ a b Chhapia, Hemali (30 October 2012). "Whistleblower on Maharashtra dams in legal tangle". Indiatimes. Retrieved 18 April 2013.
  5. ^ Chhapia, Hemali (1 May 2013). "Anti-Corruption Bureau passes 56% of graft plaints to depts where accused work". Indiatimes. Retrieved 5 May 2014.
  6. ^ Tembhekar, Chittaranjan (11 March 2014). "ACB defies high court, returns 70% graft plaints sans action". Retrieved 4 May 2014.
  7. ^ PTI (24 July 2015). "Activist Jeetendra Ghadge slams Maharashtra ACB on special treatment to Ajit Pawar". Retrieved 16 March 2016.
  8. ^ Tembhekar, Chittaranjan (11 March 2014). "ACB lacks resources due to govt apathy: Experts". Retrieved 4 May 2014.
  9. ^ Menon, Vinod Kumar (15 September 2012). "ACB's conviction record: just 10 cases in 10 years". Retrieved 18 April 2013.
  10. ^ Chhapia, Hemali (8 June 2012). "45 years & dam not ready in parched Maharashtra". Indiatimes. Retrieved 18 April 2013.
  11. ^ Tembhekar, Chitaranjan (18 February 2015). "Farmer suicides: National Human Rights Commission takes up cause of families denied compensation by government rule". Indiatimes.
  12. ^ Tembhekar, Chittaranjan (9 February 2015). "Maharashtra farmer suicides: 50% of kin denied relief". Indiatimes.
  13. ^ TNN (13 March 2015). "Farmer suicides: State government considers increasing compensation to Rs 5 lakh". Indiatimes.
  14. ^ Tembhekar, Chitaranjan (9 January 2016). "In 4 years, only 18 families of 1,988 farmers who committed suicide in Sangli received state relief: Experts". Retrieved 16 March 2016.

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