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Virendra Kumar Sharma

A SUCCESS STORY - took a long time - 33 months - in spite of repeated attempts to frustrate

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Virendra Kumar Sharma

RTI Act – India, A Success Story,

A 33 month saga


• 23.04.2009 - Request to SE HUDA, ‘Who is responsible for maintaining this road?’ No reply


• 07.07.2009 - Appeal heard by Administrator HUDA, Directed SE to provide information within a week, No action


• 03.10.2009 - Appeal to the State Information Commissioner


• 05.11.2009 - Notice issued by SIC fixing date of hearing on 31.12.2009


• 17.11.2009 - SE HUDA sends 1st reply saying , “…matter looked fresh, …. Road falls under the jurisdiction of MCF & not HUDA


• 31.12.2009 - 1st Appeal heard by State Information Commissioner, at Chandigarh. Directed Administrator HUDA to hold a meeting of all parties concerned with Dy Commissioner present and convey decision to me by 10.02.2010


• 10.02.2010 - Administrator HUDA sent minutes of meeting held on 09.02.2010 informing me that the responsibility is that of MCF.


• 01.06.2010 - Letter to SE MCF asking, when repair will be taken up, No reply


• 08.09.2010 - Appeal heard by Commissioner MCF, informed it is not MCF job


• 18.10.2010 - Appeal to the SIC



• 17.12.2010 - 2nd Appeal heard by State Information Commissioner, at Chandigarh,


• 31.01.2011 - Request under RTI Act to SE HUDA


• 01.03.2011 & 03.06.2011- Replies received, tentative provision of 15 lacs being made


• 09.08.2011 - Appeal before Administrator HUDA – Waited 2.5 hrs, no hearing

• 06.09.2011 - Appeal heard by the changed Administrator HUDA, “ Do not worry, now you do not have to make more rounds of these offices.”


• 15.11.2011 - Reminder SE HUDA


• 01.12.2011 - Final decision received.


• 25.01.2012 - Pleasure to see work in progress.


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LEGEND : HUDA - Haryana Urban Development Authority

MCF - Municipal Corporation, Faridabad

SIC - State Information Commissioner

SE - Superintending Engineer

V K Sharma / 29.01.2012

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Moved to Success Stories section


A long and hard battle - but perseverance pays !




Hope the quality of road laying is good and it withstands the rigours of the next monsoon.

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Ketan Modi

Dear Sharmaji.

Great work Sir. Take a bow. It has inspired me to keep the battle going till the war is won. Happy information seeking.

Ketan Modi

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Sharmaji, kudos to you. You have proved that "Persevarance with a Will to Win is the Key to Success".

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Congrats on your success !!!

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