Vivek Velankar is a Right to Information (RTI) activist from Pune, India. He is the president of “Sajag Nagrik Manch,” in Pune, that works on information issues. Mr. Velankar works in order to spread awareness about the right to information act that was passed in 2005. He aims to educate people on the effective use of the RTI act to obtain information from the government regarding various schemes and programs being carried out. It addition to educating people, he also carries out various campaigns related to social issues using the RTI act to ensure effective governance. Mr Velankar has also been a prominent figure in the field of career guidance and counseling for many years.