Shri Shailesh Gandhi

Information Commissioner
Room No.2, Club Building,
Old JNU Campus
New Delhi - 110 067.
Phone:- 011 - 26161796
E-mail:- shaileshgandhi[at]nic(dot)in

Curriculum Vitae

Name Shailesh Gandhi
Date of Birth 7 July, 1947
Education qualification B.Tech. from IIT Bombay in 1969

  • First generation Entrepreneur started with a small scale unit in Plastics packaging in 1972.
  • Established Clear Plastics Limited in 1980 and grew it to a significant size employing 500 people and using only indigenous machinery. Known as an innovative entrepreneur designing and supplying plastic bottles and caps to some of the best Companies in India.
  • Was the Chairman and Managing Director of the Company.
  • Sold the Business in 2003 to work for Right to Information.
  • Was Chairman of the IIT Bombay Alumni Association for 3 years.


  • Promoting and teaching RTI to various sections of society.
  • Effective user of RTI using it to improve governance.
  • Conducted over 500 workshops for Citizens and Government officers in slums, clubs, offices, schools and colleges, without any charges.
  • Helping and guiding many Citizens in using RTI responsibly.


  • Awarded the Distinguished Service Award and the Distinguished Alumnus Award by IIT Bombay.
  • Awarded the Nani Palkhiwala Civil Liberties Award in 2008.


  • Used RTI to inform Citizens the details of CM's Relief fund, stop giveaway of Public money of over 1000 crores in redevelopment of Crawford market, curb political interference in Police transfers, and to improve the governance in Government to move towards Swaraj.