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Orissa Pradesh Congress Committee to train Congress Office bearers on RTI
President of the Orissa Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) Jaydeb Jena said that Congress office-bearers at the block level would be trained to utilise the Right to Information Act for exposing corruption in IAY.
The Centre had sanctioned seven lakh special IAY houses in phases after the 1999 super cyclone and 2002 floods. But irregularities were found in the selection of beneficiaries in several blocks. The State Government had suspended several officials and sarpanches after detection of the irregularities.
The first such training camp would be organised at Bhadrak on October 7 where representatives from Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur, Kendrapara, Jagatsinghpur, Cuttack, Khurda, Puri, Nayagarh, Angul and Bargarh districts would attend.
The second training camp would be held at Jharsuguda on October 8 where representatives from Sambalpur, Jharsuguda, Deogarh, Sundargarh, Rourkela, Keonjhar, Balangir, Sonepur, Kalahandi, Nuapada, Ganjam, Gajapati, Boudh, Kondhmal, Rayagada, Malkangiri, Koraput, Nabarangpur, Dhenkanal and Mayurbhanj districts would attend.
The training camps would be attended by MPs, MLAs, former MPs and MLAs, members of the All India Congress Committee and the Pradesh Congress Committee, presidents of all the frontal organisations and cells, office-bearers of the district Congress Committees and the presidents of the block Congress committees.
AICC general secretary V Narayan Swamy would inaugurate the training camps at both the places. AICC secretary Arun Kumar would deliver the keynote address.
The camps would be addressed by Opposition Leader JB Patnaik, deputy leader Narasingh Mishra, former chief ministers Hemananda Biswal and Giridhar Gamang and other seniors.
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Coimbatore, Dec. 26 (PTI): With abnormal delay in supplying LPG refills in the region, Coimbatore based Citizens' Voice Club has sought various details from the Indian Oil Corporation under the RTI Act 2005.
The information sought includes number of dealers and connections under each of them, number of days taken by each dealer to supply refills to consumers on an average and action taken by IOC to reduce the gap, if the delay was widespread, club secretary, C M Jeyaraam said in a letter to IOC.
The 'stoic silence' adopted by IOC over the attitude of LPG dealers has irked the public, who want to know whether it was consumer oriented or favouring the distributing agency, regarding supply of LPG, Jeyaram said in the letter, a copy of which was released to the press here.
Despite highlighting the ordeal undergone by the public through the press and letters, there was neglible impact in streamlining the distribution of cylinders, the letter said.
"Some dealers have the dubious distinction of flouting all rules and regulations. Unfortunately in practice LPG refills are not supplied even after 40 days from the date of the last supply," Jeyaraam alleged. Suggesting that records be verified to find out whether the dealers are following the numerical order in supply, he requested IOC to organise a consumers meeting to know the reality.
The Hindu News Update Service