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3.65 crore per day ad spending by Government -RTI

According to information obtained under RTI by Desai, the central government has spent Rs 632.18 crore on print media, Rs 475.11 crore on electronic media and Rs 208.54 crore on outdoor media. The information on how much money spent on the advertisement on foreign media is not available with the Bureau of Outreach and Communication.

"It is shocking to see that central government spent almost Rs 1315.83 crore. Which means the government spends Rs 3.65 crore per day. That's a huge amount but they have given just Rs 600 crore to Kerala state which is in distress due to floods," said Desai.
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Prime Minsiter’s ‘fitness challenge’ video costs Zero Rupees in making

‘No expenditure has been incurred on (the) filming of the video posted by Shri Narendra Modi. The video was filmed at the Prime Minister’s Residence. The videography was done by the PMO cameraman. Nothing has been procured for the video,’ the PMO said.

The 'Fitness Challenge' was started by Rathore on Twitter as part of the 'Hum Fit Toh India Fit' campaign on May 22.While taking up star cricketer Virat Kohli's 'Fitness Challenge', the Prime Minister on June 13 shared a video of him performing yoga on Twitter.
Later, some reports said that Rs 35 lakh were spent on making the video.
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Comprehensive Sexuality Education soon!

Replying to an RTI query, ministry’s central public information officer (CPIO) Anand Prakash, also the deputy secretary, informed that he had directed the department of school education to take necessary action on the issues related to MHRD urgently, as directed by Madras HC. He also sent a copy of his reply to Dr Indrajit Khandekar, professor and in-charge of Clinical Forensic Medicine Unit (CFMU) at Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (MGIMS), Sevagram. 
In the order, justice N Kirubalan had directed the central government to take a decision to introduce free and compulsory comprehensive sexuality education at the high school level. It should be done to enable students to understand gender identity, sexuality, age-related physical changes and problems, and to protect themselves from sexual advances and abuses. “India has its commitment under United Nations International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) Agenda 1994, affirming the sexual and reproductive rights (SRRs) of adolescents and young people as per Article 253 of the Constitution of India,” the judge had said. 
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Illegal Schools mushrooming in Thane- RTI

Thane is a hotbed of illegal schools, the number of which continues to increase every year, reveals an RTI (Right to Information) query. The RTI response revealed that year 2018-19 saw the number of illegal schools rise to 62. Of these 62, the maximum increase was seen in English medium schools — 49 schools compared to last year's 38.
The RTI response revealed that year 2018-19 saw the number of illegal schools rise to 62. The number of illegal schools for the financial year 2017-18 was 55, as reported by DNA in April this year. And in 2016-17, there were 39 such schools in Thane.
Of these 62, the maximum increase was seen in English medium schools — 49 schools compared to last year's 38. The number of illegal Hindi medium schools have grown to 10 from last year's eight. On the other hand, the number of illegal Marathi medium schools have declined from seven to three.
Most of these illegal schools are in Mumbra, Kalwa and Diva. There are over 271 civic, government, aided, unaided and private recognised schools in Thane. And 184 are unaided but recognised private schools in Thane.
When contacted Manish Joshi, deputy commissioner- education, TMC confirmed that such schools mushroom in Mumbra, Diva. "People want schools at their doorstep, and are least bothered to know whether it is legal or illegal," says Joshi. 
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    66,000 RTI applications pending clearance around the state of Karnataka

      State data commissioner KM Chandregowda on Friday disposed of as many as 16 Right To Information (RTI) applications – a figure that used to be set in stark aid when he announced that there have been greater than 66,000 RTI applications pending clearance

    MYSURU: State data commissioner KM Chandregowda on Friday disposed of as many as 16 Right To Information (RTI) applications – a figure that used to be set in stark aid when he announced that there have been greater than 66,000 RTI applications pending clearance around the state. Bengaluru has the very best collection of pending RTI queries.  
    As many as 1,88,386 RTI queries had been made because the implementation of the Act in the state in 2005. Of those 1,21,772 are yet to be cleared. In Mysuru, of the four,174 RTI applications submitted, 3,543 had been disposed of, said Chandregowda on Friday. 

    The senior bureaucrat used to be on Mysuru on Friday to clear a couple of RTI queries that had been pending for greater than a 12 months. As many as 29 RTI applicants had complained to the state data commissioner concerning the protracted delay in clearing their information. Chandregowda on Friday issued notices to officers of quite a lot of departments for failing to furnish data sought by the applicants, and scheduled a date to listen to a couple of instances. On Friday, he heard petitions that have been submitted previous, while 14 of them had been adjourned to a later date. 

    One of the institutions charged with withholding data is Sharada Vilas College, which has gained grants from the federal government to the music of Rs 100 crore. An advocate, Bangar Nayak had sought data pertaining to the school’s roster machine, and a breakdown of the collection of students admitted beneath all of the classes. “Sharada Vilas College is a government-aided establishment. Even the salaries of teachers are paid by the federal government, and so the school is roofed by RTI,” said Nayak. 


     




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    Where there is a will there is a way.  Let Karnataka Govt. appoint retired Dist.Judges in each state for one month IC (Are they not outsourcing, when there is demand for urgency), let those 66000/- pending appeals be divided district wise, for their disposal.  Clear the Augean stables once for all.  Atleast let there be Asst. Information Commissioners, and ICs can sign the final orders.

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