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 (mygov.in) 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.