Public Cause Research Foundation

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Public Cause Research Foundation (PCRF) was a Delhi, India-based non-governmental organisation (NGO) that campaigned for just, transparent, accountable and participatory governance.


Public Cause Research Foundation was established on 19 December 2006 by Arvind Kejriwal, Manish Sisodia and Abhinandan Sekhri. Kejriwal donated the prize money he had received from the Ramon Magsaysay Award as a seed fund.[1]

PCRF was registered under section 80G and 12A of Income tax Act.[2]

National RTI AwardsEdit

In 2009, and 2010, PCRF and the Hindustan Times jointly recognised the efforts of several people who had contributed to protecting the right to freedom of information.[3]

There have been no awards since 2010 and, as of 2014, the organisation is no longer listed as an NGO.[4][5] Its last published accounts were for 2011–2012.[6]



  1. ^ "Public Cause Research Foundation | About | People's empowerment through transparent, accountable governance". Public Cause Research Foundation. Archived from the original on 13 December 2014. Retrieved 23 December 2013.
  2. ^ Saurabh Shukla (4 November 2012). "Mail Today investigation: Arvind Kejriwal's trust receives donations from big business houses". IndiaToday. Retrieved 1 July 2013.
  3. ^ "PCRF-HT RTI awards enter second year". Hindustan Times. 15 June 2013. Retrieved 1 July 2013.
  4. ^ "Activities". Public Cause Research Foundation. Retrieved 21 April 2014.
  5. ^ "Search NGO directory". Government of India.
  6. ^ "Accounts". Public Cause Research Foundation. Retrieved 21 April 2014.

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