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Indian students rank 2nd last in global test, some shocking facts

In the backdrop of Indian students rank 2nd last in global test, here are some shocking facts that were revealed by Education Department, Municipal Corporation of Delhi in reply to a RTI application filed by me.   It reveals that:   As on 31 Aug 2011 there are:   (i) 1730 primary schools (ii) 33 Pre-Primary (Nursery) schools   •Only 25 out of 140 schools in South zone have a telephone connection.   •There are 208 male teachers in girls only schools in South zone.   •Not even a si

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You can now access your Credit Information Report (CIR) directly from CIBIL.

You can now access your Credit Information Report (CIR) directly from CIBIL. As you may be aware, your CIBIL CIR is a factual record of your credit payment history compiled from information received from credit grantors. The purpose is to help credit grantors make informed lending decisions - quickly and objectively, and enable faster processing of your credit applications to help provide you speedier access to credit at better terms. You can request a copy of your CIBIL CIR as follows: Lette

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Appoint credible CIC: Experts to CM

As reported in The Daily Rising Kashmir by Abid Bashir on 20 May 2009   Rising Kashmir, Daily Newspaper, Srinagar Jammu and Kashmir - Right to Information Act   Srinagar: Experts and activists of Right to Information Act Wednesday urged Chief Minister Omar Abdullah to appoint credible person as the Chief Information Commissioner and to set a separate investigating agency for making RTI a success in Jammu and Kashmir. Speaking at a seminar, ‘RTI Act - Role of Civil Society and Media’ organize

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FINALLY RIGHT TO INFORMATION ACT COMES TO JAMMU & KASHMIR

After a long wait and amendments the Right to Information Act has finally come to the State of Jammu & Kashmir. I quote "to provide for setting out the regime of Right to Information for the people of the State to secure access to information under the control of public authorities, in order to promote transparency and accountability in the working of every public authority".   To be known as Jammu & Kashmir Right to Information Act, 2009. This was enacted vide The Jammu & Kashmir

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Why do we need acts like right to information

On 10 Feb 2009 I had sent the following e-mail to Commissioner of Police, Delhi on his official mail id requesting about their policy of Tenant verification for those people who are living in rented Govt. Accommodation.   “Sir, Would like to appreciate and thank you for the initiatives taken by Delhi Police for the safety of citizens.   Delhi Police has taken an initiative to get the verification of all those living in rented houses, for this a number of special drives are taken at times lik

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Official Website of Indian Air Force

Searching and surfing thru the various sites on the web I landed on the official website of Indian Air Force.   This is one of the best sites of any Govt. Dept that I have come across in as many days. Having vast and most comprehensive details about the Indian Air Force.   IT contains all the information starting from the RTI Act 2005 The fees and cost, details of the CPIO's.   Information relating to the Legal and Disciplinary rules in the IAF, AF Regulations and Policy Letters.   A m

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Governance at doorstep with 50 kiosks

As reported in Times of India   July 23 2008   http:/ /epaper.timesofindia.com/Daily/skins/TOI/navigator.asp?Daily=CAP&login=default&AW=1214785133921   Governance at doorstep with 50 kiosks   Abantika Ghosh | TNN   New Delhi: The first of the multipurpose kiosks of Delhi government that were to facilitate a range of services from making of new ration cards to getting an appointment in hospital will be in place by August 15.   The state IT department entered into a MoU wit

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Section 8 of RTI act blocks info on HR violations

As posted by ARIF HALEEM in the Greater Kashmir online edition   Section 8 of RTI act blocks info on HR violations   JAMMU, Sept 14: State is shortly going to have an information commission but with un-amended section 8, it would be inapt in revealing information with regard to Human Rights Violations, alleged custodial killings, disappearances and details of judicial and magisterial inquiries ordered so far. This is in sharp contrast to the central act which has clearly defined clauses em

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Section 8 of RTI act blocks info on HR violations

As posted by ARIF HALEEM in the Greater Kashmir online edition   JAMMU, Sept 14: State is shortly going to have an information commission but with un-amended section 8, it would be inapt in revealing information with regard to Human Rights Violations, alleged custodial killings, disappearances and details of judicial and magisterial inquiries ordered so far. This is in sharp contrast to the central act which has clearly defined clauses empowering the commission to give the information sought

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Bihar Sic Orders Termination Of Services Of Dse, Bdo, Panchayat Secretary And Mukhiya.

This is not a news but the success story of a friend of mine from a Bihar village who fought the corrupt practices of the administrative set up who conspired to ensure that she could not get the job of Primary School Teacher of the Village Panchayat, Jajua. The facts of this case are as follows : 1. The applicant who is wife of a serving Defence Personnel applied for the job of Primary School Teacher of the Village Panchayat Jajua. She had completed one year of training against the two years t

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President`s secretariat told to be definite in RTI replies

President`s secretariat told to be definite in RTI replies AS REPORTED IN ZEENEWS.COM   New Delhi, June 17: The Central Information Commission has asked the President's secretariat to be more definite in its responses to applications seeking information under the Right to Information Act. "The President's secretariat is cautioned to be more definite in its responses to RTI applications in accordance with the provision of the act," Chief Information Commissioner Wajahat Habibullah said. The

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CIC to define status of official liquidator

TIMES NEWS NETWORK 15 June 2008 New Delhi: Is the official liquidator — an authority that liquidates assets of companies and divides the stakes between the rightful owners — a public authority? In a decision that is likely to affect corporates, the Central Information Commission (CIC) will be conducting a full bench hearing to resolve the matter.   The commission has called upon corporate law houses and issued notices to the ministries of law and corporate affairs to submit their opinion o

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Corrupt Practices Of Cghs Revealed

This is the recent information I managed thru the RTI Act on the status of payments by the Pay & Accts. Office CGHS, New Delhi, This may help a number of Senior citizens and Central Govt. pensioners in knowing why their payments for reimbursement of medical expenses are getting delayed for no fault of theirs and why do they have to run from pillar to post in the office of CGHS for getting their payments cleared.   1. Total budget utilized during the FY 2007-08 under the Pensioners Non P

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Right To Information Act Is In Force Since 1995

The official web site of Director General Service Tax, Department of Revenue, Ministry of Finance, Govt. of India. Under the heading RTI Act have shown the RTI Act 2005 as the RTI Act 1995. One is not sure how can a department which is not aware about the date of enactment of Right To Information can provide correct and authentic information sought from it under the so called act.   I am providing a link to the site for those who may be interested in having a look at it or seek any clarificat

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Seeking Information In Rti A Costly Affair

The CIC (management) Regulations 2007 says that "Before submitting an appeal or complaint to the Commission, the appellant or the complainant shall cause a copy of the appeal or complaint, as the case may be, to be served on the CPIO/PIO and the Appellate Authorities and shall submit a proof of such service to the Commission".   Is is mandatory for the appellant to send the copies of the appeal or complaint to the PIO and the AA before submitting the appeal to the CIC. and also does one have

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