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akhilesh yadav posted a topic in RTI in MediaNAGPUR: The State Information Commission had pronounced a historic judgement bringing Court of Wards under the ambit of Right to Information (RTI) Act seven months ago. But the collector office has not provided the information so far. RTI activist TH Naidu, who had sought information related to auction of Sonegaon lake, fought a two-year-long battle to prove that the Court of Wards falls under the RTI Act. Following the state information commission's order dated July 7, 2014, the collector office had provided information about Sonegaon lake auction to Naidu after much dilly-dallying. Read at: Collectorate fails to provide RTI info on Court of Wards - The Times of India
koteswararaonerella posted a topic in Post your RTI Success hereFriends, I wish ti share a success story of one common man of Degam village,Armoor Mandal of Nizambad dist of NEW TELANGANA STATE.Mr.Naresh whose grand father was having more than one acre land in the village which was under cultivation and after his death his son Mr.Nallanna was cultivating the said land and unfortunately he died in a road accident and at that time NARESH the RTI Applicant and his SON was a small boy.Over the years the land was occupied by the villagers and started cultivating it.When Naresh came to know of this when he grew up he approched the Tahasiladar with documents but no avail.He represented to the grievance cell of the Collector who use to conduct Village meetings and severl times went to collectorate and other revenue officials but no avail.One day seeing this young man frequently visiting Collectorate the Eenadu RTI cell representative asked him as to what is his problem and Naresh explained the whole story.Then HE DRAFTED ONE RTI APPLICATION TO SURVEY THE LAND BY PUTTING GOVT.SURVEYOR AND HAND OVER POSSESSION.This resulted in survey and handing over PANCHANAMA and basing upon this HE GOT HIS LAND RESTORED TO HIM .This is the POWER OF RTI IF RIGHTLY USED.9Source Eenadu TELUGU DAILY,HYDERABAD dated 3rd.June,2014)
As reported by ketan tare at dnaindia.com on January 12, 2010 Mumbai: A major portion of the Arabian Sea has been reclaimed near Badhwar Park in south Mumbai’s Backbay Reclamation — the stretch which came into focus as the landing spot for Mohammad Ajmal Amir Kasab and his aides on the night of November 26, 2008. Shockingly, the guardian institutions of the city — the BMC, the Mumbai city collectorate and the state government — are either pointing fingers at each other or maintaining a mysterious silence over who has reclaimed this land and for what, revealed a Right to Information Act (RTI) query made by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLC Vinod Tawde. The reclamation work along the stretch has created a large rectangular ground (see picture) to the right of Badhwar Park at the Backbay Reclamation scheme-3, opposite Manora MLA Hostel. The shoreline adjoining the hostel is also being reclaimed for shore protection installations, the work for which is being carried out by the Public Works Department (PWD), said A Dhamne, ward officer, BMC. The reclamation was first noticed by a staff member of Tawde, who has a room in the Manora hostel, in June last year. Tawde sought details under the RTI from the BMC, the city collectorate, the PWD and the urban development department (UDD) in November last year. None of them had any answers. “The BMC replied to my RTI query saying that the reclamation work may have been carried out by the port development department (PDD) under the PWD and the collector’s office. They forwarded my application to the PDD and the collector. I also filed an RTI application to these departments. Shockingly, my application to PDD was returned because no such department existed at the Navi Mumbai address provided by the BMC. The collector has not replied on the application yet,” Tawde said The UDD forwarded Tawde’s RTI application to the Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) and asked them to furnish details of the reclamation. “The MSRDC replied that the reclamation was not being carried out by them and they have not granted any permission for the same,” Tawde said. Tawde’s staff member, who noticed the reclamation, said, “I have been watching the Arabian Sea at Badhwar Park since the last eight years. The seafront has been shrunk due to the reclamation. Till two months ago, I saw dumpers carrying soil to the sea shore. Since Vinodji filed the RTI application, the dumpers have vanished. But two machines are still working at the sea shore.” Tawde said that he will raise the issue in the budget session of the legislature commencing from March 18. “The replies to my RTI queries clearly indicate that government institutions are hand-in-glove with one another. It is the duty of the BMC to stop such illegal reclamation. But they are simply washing their hands off the issue,” he said. Source: Who's reclaiming this land? BMC has no answers - dnaindia.com
As reported by G Saravanan at expressbuzz.com on 06 Jan 2010 CHENNAI: Over two months after the Tamil Nadu Information Commission directed the Chennai Collectorate to furnish details sought by RTI activist R Natarajan at his doorstep within 48 hours, not a bit of information has been provided to him yet. Besides, another directive by the Commission issued four months ago to the Chennai Collectorate to pay a token compensation of Rs 5,000 to Natarajan is yet to be honoured. Natarajan was among the select few people from South India who were invited to the RTI awards function in New Delhi recently. He was honoured for being a crusader in unearthing information using the Right to Information (RTI) law. “While people at the national level recognise me for (my) consistent efforts in ferreting information through RTI petitions, a few government agencies, including the Chennai Collectorate, never bother to even comply with the Commission’s orders to provide information,” Natarajan told Express. If the authorities decide to ignore the Commission’s orders, then the whole law would become infructuous, he warned. In his three applications to the tahsildar, Mylapore-Triplicane taluk, Natarajan had sought information regarding encroachment of 14 grounds by a local firm in the Boat Club locality; details about illegal occupation of plot number 131 in St Mary’s Road; and permission to inspect the revenue department records in the taluk. In the two petitions related to encroachment in Boat Club and St Mary’s Road, the Commission passed orders on October 19, 2009, ruling that the Chennai Collector had to personally ensure the supply of information to Natarajan within 48 hours. Passing its order on Natarajan’s third case in August 3 last year, the Commission directed the Chennai Collector to make a token compensation of Rs 5,000 to Natarajan by recovering the amount from the erring public information officer. In all three cases, there has been no forward movement. Source: Collectorate ignores information panel order