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  1. Attached is an order of IC (SA) against the CPIO of Delhi University. It is a 31 Page order related to a Show Cause Notice and several hearings conducted in the CIC. Finally the CIC did impose a Penalty. I am not aware whether the penalty was deducted from the then CPIOs salary OR if the decision has been challanged in Court. CIC order imposing penalty of Rs.25,000 on CPIO Delhi University.pdf
  2. My current name is Jagar Nath Gautam. I want to change my name. I am 22 years old, a student of Delhi University final year. apart from it, i m working with LIC of india as an insurance agent. I do hold a pan card. How can i change my name? Can I change my name in all the above? What about name in my further education i.e. in PG etc. will they accept my new name or i will have to continue with the old one???
  3. New four-year course to increase teachers’ load Reported by Mallica Joshi in hindustantimes.com on Dec 26, 2012 New four-year course to increase teachers The academic council of the Delhi University (DU) may have passed the four-year-honours degree programme to be put into place next year but there are a number of issues that still remain. The university's vice-chancellor has claimed that the new system will see an increased workload for teachers. According to a reply to an RTI query, the university is short of around 4,000 teachers at present. Recruitment, however, is on hold. "The university is working with lesser number of teachers than required, skewing the student-teacher ratio. Evaluation, too, is a problem as even ad hoc teachers are being roped in to evaluate. Recruitment is a must if we have to become a better university," said a DU official on condition of anonymity. Yet another problem is that of infrastructure in colleges. Most colleges in the city don't have the infrastructure to support even the current number of students they have. Hindustan Times had, in a series of stories in October, reported how most colleges don't have the classrooms or laboratories where students can work comfortably. Under the new system, a whole new batch of fourth-year students will have to be accommodated in the coming four years. How the university will achieve this remains to be seen. The biggest concern for teachers, meanwhile, is the syllabus. "The four-year programme can be a very good thing or a useless 'reform'. It all depends upon how we change our syllabus. Sadly, no one has really thought about that so far. There are less than seven months for the new programme to be put into force and our syllabus is not ready!" said a teacher at St Stephen's College on the condition of anonymity. The university, however, has assured that due attention will be given to syllabus setting. "The work of the task force that was set up to prepare a proposal for the four-year programme is not over. The force will also make suggestions on the format of examinations and other reforms. It will also help set up a committee of teachers who will prepare the outline of a syllabus that will go to each department’s committee of courses for approval," said Sangeet Ragi, deputy dean, academics, Delhi University.
  4. Respected Members, This is in regards to rejection of my admission in the Meghdoot hostel (Delhi University). I, Snigdha Singh, Student of M.Sc Zoology(Previous), Department of Zoology, Delhi University secured 6th Rank in the Entrance examination merit list. I belong to Baraut, Baghpat (U.P). Hence i applied for the Meghdoot Hostel seat. I was called for the interview but inspite of securing 6th Rank, my seat has been allotted to another student, Shreyasi, who secured 11th rank in the same entrance exam. When i went to inquire about regarding the selection, i was not provided with any information. I would like to seek the answers of the following questions from the respective authority: 1. Inspite of securing 6th Rank, why wasn't i allotted admission in the hostel? 2. Neither i belong to NCR nor i updown from my hometown, then what was the point of rejection? 3. On what basis, another girl who secured lower rank than me, was selected?
  5. tdi_amitkumar

    How i get my sol du i card??

    My i card was dispatch to me at my address on 28/09/11 by sol du, bt i was shifted my house and my i card is returned. Now how can i get my i card.??
  6. i am a delhi university SOL student and have been studying by distance learning program bcom from D.U. But the problems is that no matter how good the paper or the exam goes Delhi University never gives good grades and i just want 50 % to make it to a good college but i am unable to just because my degree does not have 50 % - I and almost all the students along with me are having a BACK in Economics, Do not know why and how is that even possible that every one gets a back. I am not sure if an RTI could Help me. BUT PLEASE TELL ME WHAT DO I DO so that i could get more information and pleed them to make us eligible for higher studies
  7. On 18-11-2009 CIC has levied the penalty of Rs. 5000 on a school principal for violation of section 4 (proactive disclosure). Here is the link to the decision. http://cic.gov.in/CIC-Orders/SG-18112009-25.pdf The CIC said it had imposed maximum permissible penalty of Rs. 5000 under the Act.
  8. As reported at hindustantimes.com on June 21, 2010 Delhi University has earned the dubious distinction of being the country’s only violator of radioactive waste disposal norms, according to the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB). The AERB, which is responsible for regulating and monitoring the safety of nuclear facilities and materials, said that more than 800 organisations had approached it in last five years for decommissioning nuclear material. “There are no reported cases of disposal of radioactive material violating the ‘Atomic Energy (safe disposal of radioactive waste) Rules, 1987’ except the Gamma Cell which was auctioned by Delhi University,” the AERB said in an RTI reply to a query seeking details of such violators. The infamous episode of auctioning the radioactive material surfaced in April this year when eight scrap dealers working in Delhi’s sprawling Mayapuri scrap market suffered radiation exposure. One died, and seven were in critical condition because of bone marrow damage resulting from radioactive radiation emitted by cobalt pencils of the Gamma Cell.
  9. As reported by Amit Singh at mid-day.com on 04 May 2010 It's the admissions season at the Delhi University. Colleges are pretty strict on verification of documents produced by students aspiring to get on their rolls. So, if you can't make it as a student, try sneaking in as a principal. An RTI plea filed by the students of Tibbia College, a DU affiliated institution, has revealed that the principal of the college submitted a fake experience certificate to get a job way back in 1977. The letter issued by Unani Medical College, Kanpur says that Hakim Ahmad Yaseen had worked as a lecturer and physician in the college and was attached to the hospital for a period of three years, w.e.f. July1, 1973 to June 30, 1976. Contrary to this, on the top of the letter is written that the college was registered under Indian Societies Act 21 of 1860 in the year 1974-75. Also the college operated only for a year, before closing down. Varun Gaur, a student of Tibbia College said, "A student delegation will meet the health and education ministers regarding this matter. We will continue our protest until action is taken against the principal." Meanwhile, students are also protesting against the recent re-appointment of the principal. "No teacher can become the principal, director or dean of any college after reaching the age of 60 years. However, Hakim Ahmad Yaseen was appointed as principal after turning 60 and continued on the post till September 30 last year when he reached 62 years," claimed Jitender Tiwari, a BAMS student of the college. "Again after five days he was re-appointed as principal and is slated to continue till the age of 65 years. He doesn't have a proper degree and has never handled any OPD but still he received the best state physician award from the Delhi government," added Tiwari. Students say that despite submitting a memorandum on April 29, the Director, Medical Education, is yet to take any initiative. They demanded that the Delhi government should immediately terminate the services of the "fake" principal and appoint someone else. "Delhi government unconstitutionally appointed the principal again. The government also overlooked a pending inquiry by the Health Ministry and went ahead with the decision of appointing Yaseen, the principal, yet again," said another student, requesting anonymity. Despite several attempts to get in touch with the principal of the college, which was inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi in 1921, MiD DAY received no response. Only on paper In March 15, 2008, Valson Thampu, then principal of St Stephen's College was forced to quit following controversy over his "fake" PhD degree. Controversy began stalking Thampu when he sent showcause notices to two History teachers and began calling himself "principal". Since Delhi University rules make it mandatory for a college principal to have a PhD degree, Thampu also declared he had a doctorate in Theology from Allahabad Agricultural University. The twin moves led to an agitation by the Delhi University Teachers' Association dubbing his degree "fake", the teachers' body sought his resignation. In March, in reply to an RTI application made to University Grants Commission (UGC), UGC said there were doubts about the veracity of the doctorate conferred on Thampu. Source: College principal submited fake experience certificate
  10. DU students to file RTI over tests Students of Delhi University (DU) are going to file an RTI (Right to Information) application on Tuesday, demanding the names of officials to be held responsible if an ordinance regarding internal assessment is not implemented by colleges. According to DU's ordinance on internal assessment, teachers are supposed to give assignments or projects as part of internal assessment. As reported by the Hindustan Times on December 15, students claimed that teachers take class tests in lieu of projects to save themselves the task of checking papers and returning them to students, in a clear violation of the ordinance. The RTI is also going ask certain "uncomfortable questions" about the university's monitoring mechanism regarding internals, they said. Youth Task Force, the students' forum that is going to file the RTI application, initiated a signature campaign on Monday against the issue terming the class tests "illegal". Students from the forum posted themselves at the Vishwavidyalaya Metro station early in the Morning with a huge banner saying "DU says written assignments, then why tests?" Members approached fellow students and curious passersby to explain the issue with a copy of the DU ordinance in hand. By the end of a three-hour outing, they were able to collect around 100 signatures on the banner. "We wanted people to know the issue. Seeing the writing on the banner, several students approached us for more information. The right information is the key to strengthening the campaign," said Erut Narain, a second-year student of Dayal Singh College. To get the issue highlighted more, the group has decided to hang the banners at various college fests and functions. "We will post ourselves at the fests and collect signatures. This is an issue that affects every student," said Neelima, a first-year student of Hindu College and member of the forum. Students said that eventually they would take up the case with competent authorities to get the system of "needless class tests" abolished. "We already have a House Examination. Therefore, any other class test is not only illegal but needless as well," said Apeksha, a student of Miranda House and member of YTF. DU students to file RTI over tests - Yahoo! India News
  11. As reported at ptinews.com on 15 December 2009 New Delhi, Dec 14 (PTI) The Delhi University spent nearly Rs one crore as legal expenses for contesting various High Court cases, an RTI application has revealed. The details of accounts show that expenditures incurred in the High Court increased in last three years and the DU spent Rs 41.07 lakh during fiscal 2008-09 alone. The figures came to light in an RTI application filed by T K Roy in which he wanted to know the details of legal expenses incurred by the University and in particular the Biodiversity Parks Programme being run by Dr C R Babu, a former registrar of the University. The University said the amount spent on legal purposes for the Biodiversity program was only Rs 47,100. The reply says during financial year 2006-07 Rs 25,92,294 was spent for contesting different High Court cases while in 2007-08 Rs 37,08,311 was spent. Source: fullstory
  12. Atul Patankar

    RTIs nailed corrupt principal

    As reported by Shashank Shekhar at mid-day.com on 01 February 2010 Rs 58-lakh scam exposed in Delhi University college; headmaster in the dock Seven years of persistent efforts, multiple Right to Information (RTI) pleas and several threatening calls later, Prof PK Sharma is a content man now. The Associate Professor in the Motilal Nehru College of Delhi University has been waging a war against rampant corruption in the college allegedly at the behest of Principal Suresh C Sharma. Prof Sharma got the hint of embezzlement in college funds in 2003 and on persistent inquiries he got to know that several lakh of rupees were being skimmed out of the student's society fund (Rs 5,49,437), development fund (Rs 8,44,971), false LTC claims (Rs.1,99,768) and granting of civil contracts (Rs. 23,84,257). Clean chit He approached the anti-corruption cell of the varsity but even that did not bear any result. He also approached the governing body of the college and the office of the Vice-Chancellor but the Principal was given a clean chit by the governing body. Then Prof Sharma took recourse in Right to Information pleas. "I filed a number of RTIs and got figures to back my claims. When the anti-corruption officials failed to take any action, I approached the Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) with all the figures," he said. The Central Information Commissioner in an order dated May 12, 2008 went on record to say that efforts were being made to shield the erring official, Prof Sharma said. Threat calls "When Suresh C Sharma realised that I will expose him he started threatening me. He gave me life threats over telephone. I lodged a complaint against him at a police station in Gurgaon on March 28, 2008," the associate Professor in economics said. The Principal has already been indicted under section 192/ 506 of the IPC by a Gurgaon Criminal Court for "having advanced threat to the life of the complainant coercing him to withdraw complaint and further having fabricated false evidence", Prof Sharma claimed. He also moved court against the 14 charges of corruption against Suresh C Sharma in a Delhi court. Metropolitan Magistrate SPS Laler admitted the plea on December 23, 2009, saying evidence presented by Prof Sharma "is satisfactory". The court issued summons against the Principal on January 23, 2010. The next date of hearing is Febuary 27, 2010. The Other Side MiD DAY tried to get in touch with Suresh C Sharma, Principal, Motilal Nehru college (Evening) but he could not be reached. One of the office staff, who received the call, refuted all corruption charges against Sharma but refused to disclose his identity. Source: RTIs nailed corrupt principal
  13. Atul Patankar

    DU students sensitized about RTI Act

    As reported at indiaedunews.net on December 19, 2009 New Delhi: Delhi University's Hindu College, College of Business Studies, Amity Law School and two South Campus colleges are hosting workshops organized by the United Nations Development Programme and The YP Foundation on Right to Information. Hans Raj College was the first venue chosen by the organizers where it started its first series of six workshops to be held till February 2010. Explaining its role in increasing awareness about the Right To Information (RTI), UNDP Assistant Country Director (Democratic Governance) Sumeeta Banerji said, "We have been spreading awareness about the RTI among the people and also building capacities of public information officers as part of a programme between the UNDP and the Indian Government. This year the UNDP and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime also became part of a global campaign against corruption." The UNDP has been engaging the youth in this regard to increase their awareness and information to combat corruption While the UNDP is funding the RTI workshops, The YP Foundation has provided facilitators for the same. The Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative first trained the YP Foundation facilitators for three months in the RTI Act and it is after this period that they interacted with the students and gauged their knowledge quotient on the Act. The YP Foundation RTI branch coordinator Ila Reddy said that, "Although many students know that the Act exists but only few of them have an in depth knowledge about it. By interacting with the students, we augmented the knowledge they already had about the Act and also corrected myths or misconceptions." Workshop participants were also made to write mock RTI applications. By responding to questions such as "Do you think the RTI Act is useful?" and "Can the Act help to prevent corruption", students gained crucial knowledge about the Act. The participants were eagerly involved in the workshop and wanted to know if the Act was friendly to the handicapped, the time duration a public information officer had to respond to an application, grounds for rejection of applications and steps to be taken in case of rejection of applications. Another participant, Sheetal Yadav, added, "I was not aware before attending this workshop that we cannot file an RTI application to gain information about the workings of private institutions. It was the most crucial information for me to pick up." Source: http://www.indiaedunews.net/Delhi/DU_students_sensitized_about_RTI_Act_9945/
  14. As reported by Manash Pratim Gohain, TNN at timesofindia.indiatimes.com on 8 Jun 2009 NEW DELHI: The dean of Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi University has been served a showcause notice by the Central Information Commission (CIC) for not furnishing information under RTI regarding the marks break-up of students admitted to its MBA programme. The RTI was filed by the student who had topped the FMS written test in 2008 but could not make it to the flagship management programme as his extempore, interview and GD marks were not good enough. CIC has asked FMS to give the information sought - an order that may force B-schools across the country to disclose their admission test marks break-ups too or be flooded with RTIs. CIC has asked the Public Information Officer (PIO) to explain why penalty should not be levied under Section 20 (1). The commission held dean J K Mitra (deemed PIO) guilty of not furnishing information within the time specified has said that it raises doubt about the refusal being malafide. The order came in response to the student's appeal. On April 9, 2008 Nitesh Duhan, a MBA (Management Services student) of the 2010 batch filed an RTI seeking information on written, group discussion (GD), extempore and personal interview (PI) marks of each of the candidates who were admitted to the MBA programme. The DU registrar who is the first appellate authority had asked FMS to give the information to the PIO by July 31, 2008 so that the appellant gets it by August 14, 2008. On May 6, 2008 Duhan received a reply stating that information is denied under section 8 (1) (j) as "disclosure of the same to the applicant can be objected to by the candidates concerned.'' It came with a copy of the merit list for the MBA MS programme. Duhan then approached the DU registrar on June 3, 2008. "Despite the order I received no information and I told this to the FAA in February 2009. I wrote three more applications, the last one on March 25, 2009. Finally I was provided given a copy of the MBA merit list on March 31, 2009 but there was still no break-up of marks,'' said Duhan. The CIC notice (Times City has a copy) said: "It is also apparent that inspite of the clear order of the FAA to give the information by August 14, 2008, the information had not been provided to the appellant until March 31, 2009. The respondents were asked to explain the reasons for this and it appears from their statements that dean, FMS had taken a position that this information could not be given. All officers in public authority have to understand that they are bound to obey the laws and the structures thereof. It appears that Professor J K Mitra, dean, FMS has taken a position to defy the order of the FAA under RTI.'' In its decision allowing the appeal CIC said that the PIO will give the information mentioned before June 15, 2009. The CIC said: "From the facts before the Commission it is apparent that the deemed PIO Professor J K Mitra, dean FMS, is guilty of not furnishing information within the time specified under sub-section (1) of Section 7 by not replying within 30 days, as per requirement of the RTI Act. He has further refused to obey the orders of his superior officer, which raises a reasonable doubt that the denial of information may also be malafide. The FAA has clearly ordered the information to be given.'' Mitra refused to comment. But FMS sources say the admission committee would soon meet to discuss the reply to the notice. Source: Reveal admission test marks, CIC tells FMS - Delhi - Cities - The Times of India
  15. As reported by Smriti Advani at ibnlive.in.com on 6 June 2009 New Delhi: A Right To Information (RTI) application revealed foul play with the sports quota in Delhi University (DU). A national level football player was denied admission in 2008 to make way for someone of lesser merit. Eighteen-year-old Abhishek Chandran had just one goal - to pursue a Bachelor of Commerce (B Com) degree at the Sri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC) in Delhi. A national level football player, he had counted on his skills on the field to get admission under the sports quota. Abhishek made it to first place on the waiting list. So when three boys who had made it to the final selection list dropped out, he expected a call from the college. However, he and his family got a rude shock. "My son Abhishek would have walked into the college any day because the vacancy fell on a position of half-line and he was first on the waiting list on the half-line position. But he was discarded, someone else got it," said Abhishek's father, PSM Chandran. When Abhishek cried foul, the college went on defence. "Not necessarily the particular type of skill is required in that particular game to the college. That is the privilege of the college to identify which particular skill is required," said Principal of SRCC, P C Jain. It doesn't end there. Abhishek then applied for commerce at Venkateswara College but has to settle for a seat in the Political Science course as the college said he didn't meet the mark. "They said they have cut-offs so I said that the boy who got the admission had lesser marks than Abhishek," said Chandran. That is when the Chandrans filed an appeal under the RTI Act to find answers. It revealed that the selections were not on the basis of merit. And this was not the first time students had complained about sports quota admissions. The Chandrans have now approached the Central Vigilance Commission, which has in turn directed DU to conduct an inquiry. But it still remains to be seen if this step will eventually lead to greater transparency in admissions under the sports quota. Source: RTI application reveals foul play in DU sports quota
  16. As reported by TNN on timesofindia.indiatimes.com on 27 July 2008: Fake admission row hits Stephen's-Delhi-Cities-The Times of India Fake admission row hits Stephen's NEW DELHI: The Christian quota at St Stephen's College is in the eye of a storm again. The college is now investigating the documents submitted by a student who got admission under the Christian quota but whose documents don't bear out the proof. Interestingly, the matter only came to light after an RTI was filed on July 9 asking for information on the number of Christians who had been admitted this year under the quota. Said a senior teacher of the college, "Though the college has three levels of scrutiny for every application, this student's documents seemed to have been missed by everyone. It's only after the RTI was filed that the mistake was discovered." The student, a girl from UP who had enrolled for BA programme, had apparently submitted her baptimism certificate but not the confirmation certificate, which is issued by the Bishop of the Diocese. The college requires not only the baptimism but also the confirmation certificate, a fact that seems to have been overlooked by the pro tem administrator - who scrutinised the Christian applications separately, the non-teaching staff - who went through the relevant documents before calling the candidate for interview, and even the interview board chaired by the pro tem - which was supposed to ask the candidate to produce all documents if admission is required. Pro tem administrator, M S Frank, admitted that an enquiry into the case had been set up. "It now appears that the girl, who was given a seat reserved for Christian candidates, may not be a Christian," said Frank. When asked who had filed the RTI which led to discovery of the fake certificates, Frank said, "It's not pertinent to know who sent the RTI query. What is more important is bringing out the truth." Sources in the college added that the mistake was found out as the girl had claimed to be from the Church of North India (CNI), a category from which there were few applications. "This year, the supreme council decided to set aside a separate quota for candidates from CNI late into the admission process. Since all Christian candidates who got above 60% were being called, this girl, being from CNI, could easily get admission with a 66.5%," added the source. However, once the RTI was filed, the college went through her documents once again and it was found that her confirmation certificate was missing. When the college authorities contacted the girl to know about the missing document, her parents reportedly told them that the certificate was lost. They later provided the required certificate to the pro tem administrator. But certain discrepancies were found in the certificate after it was scrutinised, say sources. Meanwhile, spokesperson of the college, Sunil Mathews, refused to comment on the issue.
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