FRNV Programmes
National Value Education

Background : India represents a distinct civilization, which have lived gloriously for millennia, with not only material prosperity but also an inestimable inner spiritual affluence that far excels all worldly possessions. India has time-tested values, imbuing the individual with societal expanse and compulsions, enhancing the cohesive potential of the Nation... More

Introduction : The National Value Eco-system for Education Task-force is working with primary objective of Policy level inclusion of value education and enabling its effective Implementation in school education ecosystem.

The Task Force has done extensive study on present status of Value Education in country and also conducted series of workshops to bring awareness towards the urgent need for Values amongst the various stakeholders in the education...More

Recommendations : The task force proposes to.Develop Code of Ethics for all stakeholders (Policy makers, School Management/Administrators, Principals, Teachers, Students, Parents) to create an ecosystem where Values & Ethics can be sustainably implemented...More

Public Interest Litigation

Writ Petition (C) no. 302/12 FRNV v. Union of India & others : This PIL relates to wasteful advertisements by the Central & State Governments, which is an unnecessary and unjustified burden on the public exchequer, and the need to stop/regulate this practice.... More

Writ Petition (C) no. 823/13 FRNV v. Union of India & others : This PIL was filed by FRNV in the aftermath of the tragedy at Uttarakhand in June 2013. The writ petition relates to the lack of disaster preparedness in India, and severe shortcomings in disaster management techniques, and the structure under the National Disaster Management Act....More

Police Reforms

Introduction : FRNV Police Reforms Taskforce is trying to implement the Supreme Court directives in year 2006 in Prakash Singh v/s Union of India writ petition civil no. 310/1996 concerning Police Reforms, like many other civil society organizations are doing...More

Recommendations - Law enforcement: Integrity - To Gain People’s Confidence and Hope : Vigorously implement the 2006 Supreme Court directives on Police Reforms and appointments, including creation of State Security Commissions, National Security Commissions, the Police Establishment Boards and Police Complaints Authorities in all districts, etc.

Regular training for imparting ethical values and dignity within the police force.Complete separation within the police departments of the law and order section from the investigative commissions...More

Activities : Kerala Chapter submits recommendations on the Kerala Police Bill 2010.FRNV delegation meets Union.Home Secretary Sri G.K. Pillai, 7th May 2010.Workshop on Police Reforms, New Delhi, 12th April 2010.Meeting on Police Reforms, New Delhi, 31st July 2009.Workshop on Expediting Police Reforms, New Delhi, 30th June 2009...More

Electoral Reforms

Present Situation : Persons elected to the Local Bodies/State Assemblies/Parliament have a secure tenure of five or six years, as the case may be, and because of this, even if they do not perform properly or even if they do not take action to fulfill their promises to the electorate, nothing can be done till the next round of elections arrive on the scene. This ensures that people have to put up with an elected representative, who does not represent them in the real sense but represents either only himself or his political party. Sometimes, his own personal agenda overcomes his loyalty even to his political party....More

FRNV Recommendations/Plan : Without legal backing, Election Commission finds itself unable to implement Code of Conduct among political parties and candidates during elections. Election Commission should be empowered to levy penalties for violation of the Code of Conduct and even debar candidates from contesting in serious cases....More

Administrative Reforms

Present Situation : There is no doubt that administrative reforms are urgently needed inter alia to ensure proper delivery of goods and services to the people, sensitize bureaucracy to the needs of the people, reduce corruption and ensure accountability and generally bring out confidence in the government and its administration. Starting from 1950, several Administrative Reforms Commissions have deliberated on these issues and given several important recommendations. Somehow, many of the important recommendations have....More

FRNV Recommendations/Plan : Ensure implementation of the recommendations of Administrative Reforms Commissions through strict monitoring and transparency. Though a separate Department of Administrative Reforms exists under the Ministry of Personnel in the Government of India and in the State Governments, these bodies are usually dormant and unable to ensure timely and strict implementation of administrative reforms. The Lok Pal and Lok Ayuktas could be empowered to monitor and make public the status of implementation of Administrative Reforms. ...More


FRNV & SAGE Publications have released the Book : This volume is a wake-up call to Indians to shape their country as an ethical nation. The articles in the compilation have been written by some of the most eminent thinkers and leaders of India, in various fields, all of whom are known for their commitment to living and working with integrity. It addresses the reasons for the absence of honest, ethical and transparent dealings in all sections of the society, including the legislative, executive and judicial branches of the government...More

FRNV delegation meets Union Home Secretary : In an important development, a delegation comprising members from Foundation for Restoration of National Values (FRNV), CHRI (Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative) and Common Cause, met Sri Gopal K Pillai, Union Home Secretary, Government of India, on 7th May 2010 and submitted a draft of the new Police Bill 2010 for Delhi (titled ‘The Delhi Police Bill 2010’). This draft was prepared jointly by these three organizations. He was very receptive to the suggestions.

Launch of FRNV Kerala Chapter : The Executive committee of the Foundation for Restoration of National Values was held on 19th April 2009 in Narayanashrama Tapovanam, Trichur, inspired and guided by Poojya Swami Bhoomananda Tirtha. On this occasion, the Kerala Chapter of FRNV was launched to carry forward the work of the Foundation in the State of Kerala. Sri M Ayyappan, Chairman and MD of HLL Lifecare Ltd. would be the Director of the Kerala Chapter...More

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People Behind the Movement

Swami Bhoomananda Tirtha
Inspiration and Guide
Sri M. N. Venkatachaliah
Former Chief Justice of India
Sri Ratan N. Tata
Former Chairman, Tata Group
Sri E. Sreedharan
Prinicipal Advisor, DMRC
Sri N. Vittal
Former Central Vigilance Commissioner
Smt. Vibha Parthasarathi
Educationist and Former Chairperson, National Commission for Women
Sri T. S. Krishnamurthy
Former Chief Election Commissioner

News & Updates

Audio & Video Sessions on…

Talk by Shri LK Advani

Shri L K Advani speaking on ” National Values Indispensable for the Credibility of Parliament ” November 18-19, 2008, New Delhi

Talk by Justice JS Verma

Justice JS Verma speaks on “National Values – Indispensable for the Credibility of Parliament” November 18-19, 2008, New Delhi

Talk by Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan

Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan speaking on “National Values Indispensable for the Credibility of Parliament” November 18-19, 2008, New Delhi

Talk by Shri Sankar Sen

Shri Sankar Sen speaking on “Integrity in Law Enforcement – Gaining People’s Confidence and Hope” November 18-19, 2008, New Delhi

Factoids & Highlights


A PIL was filed by FRNV that governments should be restrained from using tax payers’ money for the purpose of “eulogising” and glorifying” their achievements.

What FRNV Emblem Stand For

The universe is an unbounded sphere. Truth sustains this astounding creation. Abiding by Truth the Sun shines and the Earth revolves consistently; our hearts too beat regularly. Reigning as the core of our existence, Truth radiates, like flames, its purifying effulgence. Our real strength comes from that core when we cherish truthfulness.

Only by upholding truthfulness as the fundamental value, can we ensure the welfare and stability of the society as well as the individual. Like fire, truthfulness must shine in our hearts radiating its light and power through our thoughts, words and actions.

Hence we have as our motto: “satyaan-naasti paro dharmah” – There is no greater power of sustenance than Truth.

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This book presents a collection of articles, from some of the finest thinkers, which throws light on what we need to do to restore values in all walks of life.This volume is a wake-up call to Indians…

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