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Haqdarshak Empowerment Solutions Pvt Ltd

Pune, India
Joined September 2019

Haqdarshak is the first ever enterprise to digitise welfare schemes and provide application support to beneficiaries of these schemes in low-income areas in both rural and urban communities.

Presence in: India
Focus: Governance, Accountability & Transparency, Livelihoods, Right to Information, Women's Rights

Over the last two years, Haqdarshak has raised awareness and understanding of these schemes among more than 200,000 citizens who are entitled to them. Haqdarshak has helped more than 120,000 citizens apply for schemes, of which around 100,000 have been successful in accessing the benefits they’re eligible for. Working across 20 Indian states, HESPL has more than 6,000 schemes digitised—in various local Indian languages—and employs 150 full-time employees.The organization has received a number of accolades, including being selected as one of the top 10 finalist of the Innovate for Digital India Challenge run by the leading technology business Incubator in India, the Centre for Innovation Incubation and Entrepreneurship (CIIE) on behalf of Government of India website for information on the schemes ( and Intel. Haqdarshak was also selected as the top six enterprises in Asia and top two in India in the DBS-NUS Social Venture Challenge 2016 in Asia organised by NUS Enterprise and DBS Foundation. It is also part of the first cohort of the Yes Foundation’s “YES! I am the Change” grant and accelerator program, 2018.In addition to domestic and regional honors, they are also part of the Facebook Code for Next Billion cohort and the Village Capital-Omidyar Civic Tech Accelerator. They are among the top five winners of the Action for India Silicon Valley Challenge 2018, the Asia winner at the HiiL Justice Challenge. Other major non-governmental partners include TATA Trusts, Save the Children, PRADAN, Swades Foundation, Crisil Foundation, DHFL Foundation, JSW Foundation, Ambuja Cements Foundation, ITC, Godrej Properties, J-PAL, among others. In addition to the formal agreements stated above, HESPL has also received support from a number of key officials in the Government commending it and its staff for their work and contribution to society. Haqdarshak has been featured in several media outlets in India, including in LiveMint, Times of India, and VCCiRCLE.


People Associated With This Organization

Aniket Doegar

Haqdarshak Empowerment Solutions Pvt Ltd
Joined September 2019
Interests: Governance, Accountability & Transparency, Livelihoods, Right to Information, Women's Rights
Aniket is an Acumen India Fellow 2018 and an alumnus of the Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi. He is also a Forbes 30 under 30 Asia, 2019 winner.
Through his Teach For India fellowship, working at the Gyan Prakash Foundation and at Indus Action, Aniket has more than eight years of experience in the development sector in India. During these years, he gained firsthand understanding of the many challenges families from under-resourced communities face.
The Teach For India fellowship—a two year program to teach in some of the most under-resourced schools and communities in India—helped him understand the context and realities of the communities and lives of families at the bottom of the income pyramid. The classroom experience also helped him gain the leadership skills and experience which paved the way for him to make the career choices he made post the fellowship, which eventually led to him to co-found Haqdarshak Empowerment Solutions Pvt Ltd (also known as HESPL or Haqdarshak).
While he was working as a Teach For India fellow in the urban slums of Pune, he started helping citizens to apply for the Right to Education (RTE) scheme. He had seen there was a mismatch between the rights granted by the Indian law and the implementation of those rights. He realised that citizens were being overcharged to gain access to information about the schemes (under the pretext of false promises) by formal and informal agencies working on the ground in villages and urban slum communities. Additionally, very few people actually knew what they were entitled to, and for those who did know about these schemes, they didn’t actually know how to apply for them because no one had shown them.
He soon understood that technology could play a key role in bridging this gap and this is how he came to start working on the concept of Haqdarshak. Haqdarshak wants to transform how citizens access their entitlements, and also establish a network of community entrepreneurs that can help the delivery of these welfare schemes. It’s ultimate goal is to help poverty alleviation by improving and increasing access to welfare schemes.
Aniket Doegar is the network champion (main point of contact) for Haqdarshak Empowerment Solutions Pvt Ltd.

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