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    Certainly, you have done a crime. But your motive is not for any unlawful gain to you or unlawful loss to anyone. Though your friend's letter can not erase/wipe your crime, he is the affected person, and if he has no objection, nothing can happen to you. Do not fear and always use your own name. If you are worried about your safety, request your friend to sign his name as an applicant. Keep silent and nothing can happen. Never do that again.
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    Make all attempts, do not assume things, let them state their objections if any. Continue your efforts and do not get doubts as you are not investing any huge amounts. It costs only Rs.22/- for a Registered post.
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    In this forum, both PIOs and citizens are treated the same and the spirit of RTI Act is important. Forum is always impartial and members are guiding only on precedents. I appreciate the sincerity of PIO member/FAA as they wish to know the correct position, without denying information on invented grounds and seeking clarification. These kinds of gestures to learn more reduces burden both at FAA and Second appeal level. 1. There are different forms of seeking information. ( like Information in letter form, inspection, copies, and certified copies ) If the information was sought in the form of certified copies, it should be given only in that form. In this specific case, website information downloading is not difficult, but the applicant can not get such certified copies as applications are never uploaded. There are several instances, whenever certain information is required on such card holders, Civil supplies department deleted such information from the website. Advising applicant to download is not improper but not correct without confirming himself whether all that information is really available in the website or not. In one sentence: When certified copies are solicited, PIO has to provide certified copies only. 2. Any document that is received by Public authority to avail welfare schemes becomes a Public record with authority and it is no more personal information. PIO must provide such information in the larger public interest as those citizens not deserving such benefits should not avail Govt subsidy schemes. (But in several cases filed by me they have never provided such information and the stock answer is records not traceable, name deleted) 2. Like any other public record, as the information is not exempted, the documents should be provided to the applicant.
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    You may file two such same RTI applications once again, one in your name, and another in the name of your friend. The one that is filed by you would be signed by you and the other which is filed in the name of your friend would be signed by him. The RTI applications would be exactly the same. Let the PIO pursue his point of view, at the same time, you too pursue your point of view (i.e. first appeal, second appeal, complaint etc.) for seeking the requested information.
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    Remember there were never restrictions in RTI Act in seeking any information and those exemptions with justification must be stated by PIO with his denial of information. Seek information as a right for any public record, if it is denied, before going for appeal come back for guidance. and prepare a pucca first appeal.
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    You have such burning in your heart and certainly, you can learn more lessons out of these dilatory tactics to evade the law. Next time take as many photographs as possible with all locations, send them through whats app to the commissioner. After a day search those banners and send photograph after such claim. Removing banner is a different thing, but taking action is the law. Insist and demand what action was taken for the erection of such banners illegally. For example, someone was caught while pickpocketing and that pickpocket returned the purse, can you say that there is no crime involved as money was returned. NO...Some action has to be taken for persistent violations. Next time prepare the complaint pucca and do not give scope for such evasive replies from MC. The next time file a PIL direct to HC. I know that your MADRAS HC is serious about these violations and came strong on such violations at Madhurai and other places.
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    Go for first appeal.as follows: First Appeal dt.....under RTI Act Before:First Appellate Authority,.... Against: PIO........ Appellant:.............................. Brief facts: RTI Application filed on...... PIO provided incomplete, incorrect information vide his letter ref No... Grounds for appeal: PIO has not provided full and correct information. Enclosed details in Annexure. Prayer: Appellant prays for directions to PIO for providing the full and correct information as expeditiously as possible free of cost. Appellant: Annexure to first appeal dt... ___________________________________________________________________________ Information solicited: Provided.....................Not provided against which this first appeal filed now _________1_________________2_________________________3_______________________ 1 2 3 4 thereon. _____________________________________________________________________________
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    is there any rule to exempt Roll tax for the vehicle carrying differently abled person ? plz share the notification copy if available ? Sent from my ONEPLUS A6000 using RTI INDIA mobile app
  9. 1 point
    Investigate into the background of such officer and his financial status, his monthly salary and total assets he has acquired till today, and it's value location, estimate his total income less minimum 33% consumption needs, and whether it is possible to acquire all assets with that value and then file complaint before Anti Corruption dept., with such statement complaining of disproportionate assets in case of state govt and CVC in case of Central Government. For example, his present salary is R.50,000/ and he was working for 10 years his total salary may be Rs.6 lakhs. minus Rs.2 lakhs for maintaining the family and at the most he can save Rs.4 lakhs.. If salary is the only source of income, if he acquired Rs.50 lakh flat without any bank finance, it reflects disproportionate assets. Make homework and elicit such information from his subordinates without stating about your proposed complaint.. Those persons who are subjected to harassment may help you. But, it is my practical experience that those corrupt officials are always cordial with subordinates and treat subordinates very kindly so that they may not turn against him in such ACB cases. Such harassment is internal affair and 90% of the employee's complaint that their bosses harassment, and many of those workers may not be hard working. It is not relevant to you, as employees have their union and they got groups and they know how to tackle such bosses. Do not blindly believe subordinates as the complainant may be liable for irresponsible complaints against public servants.
  10. 1 point
    Please think practically. There is no proof as to when the banners were displayed and PIO may state that the banners were displayed after his visit. You may be seeing in all Chennai streets, whenever some police officer visits, the shops on footpath shifts immediately and after their exit, they come back and settle at their original places. The query So can I penalize the PIO for providing false and incorrect information. appears as immature to me. Please go through Sec.19 and 20 of RTI Act in Tamil. Citizen's right is only for getting information through the application, first appeal, and the second appeal. Citizen is not having such powers for the penalty against PIO. You can only pray IC and as IC is a practical bureaucrat himself, understands the issue, and supports PIO and never penalize him. Ordering penalty is rarest of the rare case and the issue is between PIO and IC and the appellant has no right to rule.
  11. 1 point
    Thanks for the feedback RBI directives are Advisory in nature or as guidelines or directives and depending on such issue. You can only find pieces of advice that Banks must communicate about changes to borrowers. But how to communicate (method of communication) is a big question? RBI do not involve in these advisory matters, but these circulars help borrowers if they file consumer complaint before Consumer forums for deficiency of services..
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    File Addendum to first appeal as you have not received FAA orders. State the grounds as incomplete information and atleast PIO should provide such certified copy as solicited in No.1 query as it was admitted that investigation is under progress. Even after 14 years, it is still painful to note that an authority like Chennai Police, are not aware of basics in RTI Act, as there was no RTI designation and further appeal procedures as mandated under RTI Act. As I understand from JC that Investigation is in progress and final report not prepared. Mere suo motu cognizance certificate was filed before NHRC. PIO cannot provide information without the completion of the report. Keep the matter pending for the present. If you are sure that JC has reported to CP and then to NHRC, you can file RTI Application and can seek such details from either CP or NHRC. Information solicited: 1)Please provide me the copy of the report submitted by Joint commissioner to Commissioner, which was submitted to NHRC in connection with the death of cab driver Rajesh on 25-02-19
  14. 1 point
    No only specially modified vehicles for disabled people and on RC invalid carriage is printed is free from toll tax. If you are travelling in normal vehicle you are not exempted Sent from my Redmi Note 6 Pro using RTI INDIA mobile app
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    Now that you have become expert and commenced running do not look for support for walking. FAA orders as I understand is directing PIO to collect such information from EESL and not performing a post office job of sending FAA orders meant to him. Make further addendum to FAA stating the misfeasance of PIO who failed to collect the information and instead just passed on the buck as earlier, and continued to harass applicants. Invariably mention all your efforts in you final addendum right from step one, dates of visits, response etc. till PIOs postman job.
  16. 1 point
    How are you Shrawanji hope everything is fine, Please be in touch ! Wishing the entire RTI India team Happy new year 2019 .........😎🤗
  17. 1 point
    As per section 4(1)(b)(x) of the RTI Act, even payslips received by a Govt. employee is a public record and not personal information. Please find section 4(1))b)(x) quoted below: You will have to file a first appeal under section 19(1) of the RTI Act with the concerned First Appellate Authority on the following grounds. GROUNDS OF FIRST APPEAL: 1. The following information sought through the RTI application are a public record and nor personal information. 1) Joining date letter as he joined in the year 1981: This is a public record and not personal information. 2) Retirement date and retirement letter This is a public record and not personal information. 5) Last payslip before retirement: This is a public record as per section 4(1)(b)(x) of the RTI Act and not personal information. 6) Last payslip after retirement: This is a public record as per section 4(1)(b)(x) of the RTI Act and not personal information. 2. With respect to point no. (3), (4), (7), (8) and (9) of the RTI application too the PIO needs to disclose the requested information as it is in the larger public interest (establish the grounds of larger public interest ....)
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