Harsha Raj Gatty

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Harsha Raj Gatty
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Harsha Raj Gatty at Indian Institute of Public Administration, New Delhi
Born (1987-05-05) May 5, 1987 (age 30)
Mangalore, Karnataka, India
Nationality Indian
Occupation Right to Information Act trainer

Harsha Raj Gatty (born 5 May 1987, Mangalore, India) is a Right to Information Act trainer from Mangalore, Karnataka, India. He was born to a Tulu speaking family in Mangalore.

Personal life[edit]

Harsha Raj Gatty completed his elementary education from Rosario High School, Pandeshwar and Higher primary at Canara High School.

Gatty is an alumnus of St. Aloysius College in Mangalore having pursued his Post Graduation in Mass Communication and Media studies.

He was a Research Fellow on RTI conducted by the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) & leads vocational training to students & others on how to properly access and use the RTI Act.[1][2][3][4]


Gatty is a Right to Information trainer from Mangalore, Karnataka, India. Gatty has cleared his RTI Online Certificate Course conducted by the The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT), Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Government of India.[5]

Gatty found Whitewhistle on May 2, 2011 to create awareness of Right to Information among both public servants and citizens alike.[6] The NGO not only assists people to file RTI, but also engages classes on RTI awareness classes for school children as well as to the Government officials.[7]

Gatty has been awarded a Fellowship on the Right To Information act (RTI) by the Indian Department of Personnel and Trainings (DoPT) and will be examining the issue of "Lack of adequate capacity on the part of the marginalized groups to utilise the RTI effectively in Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts".[8][9][10][11]