Friday, December 28, 2012

National Youth Day

Parivartan is organizing a Youth program on 11th January 2013.

Date : 11th January, 2013 

1) Photography Competition
Theme : Transforming INDIA.
Venue  : Tata Hall, BMCC, Pune
Time    : 10am
Guest   : Satish Paknikar

2) Motivational Lecture
Speaker : Dr. Mandar Bedekar
Venue    : Tata Hall, BMCC, Pune
Time     : 10am

3) Motivational Lecture
Speaker : Mohan Shete
Venue    : Assembly Hall, Modern College, Pune
Time     : 10:30am

4) Motivational Lecture
Speaker : Sunila Sowani
Venue    : K.B.Joshi Audiorium, Cummins college of Engineering
Time     : 3pm

To participate in the Photography competition, you need to fill and submit a form.
To Download the form, visit :

Friday, November 30, 2012

Update on Voters Registration Drive and Future Plans

By Deepak Tawri

1. Score

  Society Level Direct Submission through our Volunteers :  7000 Forms (approx)
  Society Level Submission due to our awareness drive    :  2000 Forms (approx)
  Corporate Sectors                                                  :  5802 Forms (Form6)
[Corporate sectors got effectively 4 working days to get this done after many hurdles like permission, Notary arrangement, loosing one week due to Diwali etc]

2. Highlights

  • Virat Kohlis (really put blood and sweat) :  Dhankawadi Team
          Yatish Devadiga, Yogesh Deshmukh, Padmakar Mithari, Vinesh Deshmukh,
          Rajendra Chavan
  • Tendulkars with a Dhoni : PCMC Team
          Sandeep Maske, Rajat Gupta, Jitendra bhagwat, Chetan Kappe, Raghavendra Rao,
          Amol Chandekar, Amit Khandelwal(Dhoni)
  • Dravids (one can always depend upon them) : NIBM/Kondwa Team
          Sushilji, Sobhnaji and their Mohalla Committee army, Hari Gandhi
  • Sehwags (periodic but good spikes) : 
          Gopal Sharma & Tingre Nagar Team, Indraneel Sadalge, Mihir Janaj
  • Yuvraj Singhs (played well even at middle order entry) :
          Arish Rajan, Rakesh Ameta, Anand Vasappanavara, Priya Agarwal, Nandkumar Nair,
          Vikram Nandwani,Pravin Bhande, Abhilasha, Bhushan
  • Gary Kirsten (Excellent Coach) : DyDEO Mrs Apporva Wankhede & staff
          And many more not mentioned in order to control email size.

3. Celebration

    Some of us visited EC office today to felicitate DyDEO madam and her staff for the excellent support they gave. A nice plaque by Parivartan (cool idea Indraneel) to madam and roses to 9 of her colleagues were given as token of appreciation.

4. Future Plans

a)  EC Continuous Update window will start on 5th of January. That means then onwards citizens can submit form by visiting ERO/EC office personally.
b)  We will have dropbox drive for Corporate sectors and Colleges from 1st of Feb. (Yes, we got permission from DyDEO madam for that today). More on this later.
c)  Corporate sectors drop-box method was unique one and first time in the history of EC (as per DyDEO madam). Professionals from Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Mumbai have called us for help to have similar drive there. We will guide them and help to convince EC officers there showing Pune's example.
d)  Need to follow up with State EC IT to fix voters search engine at  It will be extremely required after 5th of Jan when people want to search their names.
e)  Follow up with National EC for policy change to make registration compulsory by making it prerequisite for driving license, passport etc. Indraneel working on proposal. Please send your suggestions on this at
f)  Follow up with IT and Automobile industries associations leaders to make Voting compulsory for their employees or at least attach some incentives/fear to motivate employees to vote. Please come forward if you have contacts.

5. What Next ?

    So far whatever little we could do was/is to strengthen "Electoral Democracy."
    Need to start focused effort towards strengthening "Participatory Democracy".
    Mohalla Committee, Mohalla Committee, Mohalla Committee. More on this later.

** Deepak Tawri is an active Parivartan Member who was in continuous touch with Election Commission, Pune one month before the Voter Drive started.
He mainly co-ordinated with all the staff at EC , volunteers in societies, HRs / CEOs of IT companies, replying to thousands of phone calls, emails, etc.

His efforts and active participation inspired many people in Pune and made this Voter Registration Drive a success ...

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Voter Registration Drive 2012

Election Commission is conducting a Voter Registration Drive from 1st Oct 2012 to 1st Nov 2012 (including weekends).

Please Note : Deadline for Voter Registration has been extended till 20th Nov 2012

Voting is The most Important Foundation of Democracy
If you are not yet a registered voter in Pune or want to shift your registration from somewhere else to Pune, here is the opportunity.

Click Here to Download Voter Registration Volunteer Kit.

Online Voter Registration :
Visit : for Registering Online.
After filling in details, print out of the form should be taken.
ERO will call you on a specific day/time for hearing.

Drop Box Facility :

You can also drop the completely Filled Form at Drop Box provided at various centres in Pune.
Click Here
to see the list of Drop Box locations.

What all you need to do ?

1. Download Form 6 from link given below and print page 1-3 (for Marathi) or 6-8 (for English).

2. Fill it up and attach copy of ID Proof and Local Residence proof document
  • ID Proof  : Any of following which has Date of Birth also
    • Passport/Driving License/Pan-card/Birth-certificate
  • Residence Proof  : Any of following for the address in your name or your immediate relation
    • Bank/Kisan/PostOffice Pass book or
    • Ration Card/Passport/IT-Tax Assessment Order or
    • Latest Water/Telephone/Electricity/Gas Connection Bill or
    • Postal Department's posts received on your name at given address
    • If none of above available, attach Bona-fide residence certificate from your employer
3. Submit the form to BLO (Booth Level Officer) at the nearest booth station in your area (starting 1st Oct).
List of booth stations in your area can be found at : Click on “Election”,  Click on “ BLO List ”.
Or you can submit the form to your society Chairman/secretary who are authorized by EC to submit forms in bulk to BLO. Please ask your chairman to collect forms for entire society.

4. Don't forget to collect receipt of form submission (end section of form-6 signed by BLO).
    It will be useful to follow up through RTI in case your name does not appear in new electoral roll.

5. Please send an email to with subject line "Form6 submitted".
    It will help us to quantify how many new voters registered due to this message.

For any queries, feel free to send email to

Type of Forms :
Click on the Form number to Download.

For inclusion of name in electoral roll
                                           Form 6                           
For objecting inclusion or seeking deletion of name in electoral roll     Form 7
For correction to particular entered in electoral roll                         Form 8

For transposition of entry in electoral roll                                      Form 8A