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akhilesh yadav posted a topic in RTI in MediaPanaji: Putting up a united front, Goa Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC) and independent MLAs came together to demand the resignation of minister for industries and BJP leader Mahadev Naik. Documents obtained through RTI by Generation Next indicate that Naik is alleged to have taken a loan from the Goa assembly for commercial purposes. Goa assembly gives MLAs a loan to purchase a flat or a bungalow, whereas Naik used the loan to purchase five shops, president of Generation Next Durgadas Kamat had said on Thursday. Read more at: Cong, ind MLAs unite to demand Naik?s resignation - The Times of India
akhilesh yadav posted a topic in RTI in MediaWhile the Right to Information (RTI) Act has largely been utilised as a noble implement, there continue to crop up exceptions to the intent with which it is wielded. A city-based man has, under the cover of RTI and his saffron organisation — Hindu Ekta Andolan Party — allegedly been extorting a Dhankawadi- based widowed washing centre owner and her son for the last six months. The duo claim that after he was denied Rs 5,000 per month by them, Shailendra Dixit filed an RTI and pushed Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) officials to demolish their centre, which running on civic land on a lease for the last 30 years, near the underconstruction flyover at Bibwewadi. Read at: RTI misused? Widow, son demand justice - Pune Mirror
akhilesh yadav posted a topic in RTI in MediaFrustrated with having to shell out Rs 5 every time they buy a suburban railway ticket on the Harbour Line, 5,000 Navi Mumbai commuters have signed a referendum seeking this surcharge be abolished. A letter in this regard was sent on Sunday to Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Union railway minister Suresh Prabhu by Ravi Srivastava, an RTI activist and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) member. Srivastava had appealed under RTI to the Chief Information Commissioner to provide all relevant documents, including contracts. The reply showed that From 1992 till March 2014, CIDCO had collected Rs 454 crore from commuters surcharge. Read at: 5,000 Navi Mumbaikars demand end to train ticket surcharge - Mumbai Mirror
Sajib Nandi posted a topic in Off TopicReported by Aman Sharma in Economictimes.indiatimes.com on 17 Mar, 2015 http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-and-nation/intelligence-agencies-demand-blanket-exemption-from-right-to-privacy-bill/articleshow/46590122.cms Intelligence agencies have demanded a "blanket exemption" from the ambit of the Right to Privacy Bill, 2014, the legislation under the anvil after the Niira Radia episode. The proposed law will impose heavy costs and punishment for intrusion into a citizen's privacy or leakage of personal details. The draft bill exempts security and intelligence agencies from the bill's ambit if the agencies can prove that their actions of compromising a citizen's privacy were in national interest. However, ET has learnt that the Home Ministry has informed the Department of Personnel and Training piloting the bill that Intelligence agencies are not satisfied with the rider. "The Home Ministry has said that establishing in each case, that an action of the agencies was in the interest of integrity, security and sovereignty of the country is not only practically difficult but will lead to litigation. The Home Ministry hence wants blanket exemption for the agencies from the bill," a senior DoPT official told ET. Section 65 of the Draft Right to Privacy Bill exempts action of intelligence and law enforcement agencies from investigative and adjudicative powers of a proposed Data Protection Authority but subjects such action to scrutiny of a court. Section 64 provides for initiating civil proceedings against any person, including an intelligence agency. The DoPT official said the Home Ministry says these provisions could mean intelligence agencies would be saddled with responsibility of defending themselves against all sorts of litigation and investigation. "The Home Ministry has said this will expose the methods, capabilities and sources of intelligence agencies and will have a detrimental effect on the agency's functioning," the DoPT official said. Further, the Home Ministry also has an issue with Section 56 of the draft act which imposes a penalty for obtaining personal data on a false pretext - it wants intelligence agencies and all law enforcement agencies to be exempt from this as well, the DoPT official added. It has also been mentioned by the Home Ministry that the provisions of the bill should apply only to Indian citizens and not all residents of India, implying that foreigners staying here temporarily can be put under surveillance freely for the purpose of national security. The Right to Privacy Bill is being drafted after leading industrialist Ratan Tata approached the Supreme Court after leakage of the Niira Radia tapes, saying his privacy had been compromised by the leaks.
akhilesh yadav posted a topic in RTI in MediaNEW DELHI: The often repeated demand of bringing the private sector under the purview of the Right to Information (RTI) Act made an unusual comeback on Thursday at a CII conference on industrial development in Delhi. In a session chaired by AAP's industries minister Satyendar Jain, the special industries commissioner for the Delhi government K Mahesh said he agrees with the demand that RTI be made applicable to the corporates as their "effects on society" are strong and "transparency" is need .. Read more at:Demand to bring private sector under purview of RTI gains steam at CII meet - The Economic Times
karira posted a topic in RTI in MediaNoida activists demand green clearance for mobile towers NOIDA: Though the Noida Authority has announced specific guidelines for telecom towers, city-based environmental activists said the most crucial step in setting up of a mobile tower - seeking clearances from the Pollution Control Board - is missing. "According to an RTI response, none of the towers in Noida or Greater Noida have environmental clearances. We demand that all the towers in the city be checked for valid pollution and environmental clearances," environmental activist, Vikrant Tongad, Social Action for Forests And Environment, said. In a public notice issued on Saturday, the Noida Authority has warned that if not removed within a stipulated period, the mobile phone towers would be forcefully knocked down, and the properties on which they are installed would also face cancellation of allotment. According to officials, all mobile towers in the city are to be installed as per a Noida Authority policy framed in November 2013. The policy states that cell phone towers can be installed in community centres, green belts and shopping centres, but not on roofs of hospitals, schools and nursing homes. They can, however, be set up on the roofs of institutional, industrial and commercial buildings, said officials. In January 2012, the Allahabad High Court had banned the installation of new towers in residential areas, following which, the Noida Authority in November 2013, had formulated the policy and thereafter undertook the relocation of all existing towers from residential areas of the city. "We have been sustaining an awareness campaign against the installation of mobile towers within the proximity of schools, residences, hospitals and more. While these cities are already choc-a-bloc with towers, there are over 200 applications still pending with the authorities who want to set up these towers. We appeal to the citizens as well as the authorities to exercise caution in adding any more towers to these cities," Tongad added. Read More: Noida activists demand green clearance for mobile towers - The Times of India
Demand during A.Y 2007-08 is recovered now. Tax Credits in Form 26AS disputes with Tax Paid in Form 16.
prabulouis posted a question in Ask for Non RTI SupportIT dept. adjusted my refund for last Assessment year(2010-11) against demand for A.Y. 2007-08. On doing some research I find my Form 26AS showing Tax credit of Rs. 9000(approx) vs. the actually recovered(Deducted at source) Rs. 27000(approx). I have written to my previous organization requesting details of tax credit during that A.Y. I have 30 days to take up this matter with the Assessing Officer. Unfortunately my A.O happens to be in Chennai while I am in Bangalore. Is there any means of writing to the A.O? What should i do if my previous Organization did not credit the actually recovered Tax? What should I do if they credited but it is not reflecting in Form 26AS correctly? Thanks.
kalamkalyan posted a question in Ask for Non RTI SupportHi Team, I work in a IT organization in DLF, Chennai. When one wants to Cross the Road and go the Bus stop on the opposite side, One has to run across the Road because of heavy trafic in the road.. Every week i see atleast one major or minor incident on this spot. I definitely for see worst accidents and damage to Life of several people...Whom should i contact to demand a Foot Overbridge near DLF chennai (Ramavaram) ? Please guide me as you would guide a stupid novice. Thanks, Kalam kalyan
Pune, May 14 (IANS) India, on paper, has a very good law granting citizens the freedom to access official information. But campaigners are impatient to make the law work better and more efficiently. In Jammu and Kashmir, the Right to Information Act 2005 has not yet been extended and awaits ratification from the assembly. Social campaigner Raja Muzafar Bhat argues that this act is crucial to fight corruption and human rights cases. Speaking during a two-day convention on the nearly two-year-old act, held on the weekend here, Bhat said: 'Rs.2,400 crore (Rs.24 billion) were sanctioned to J&K by the prime minister two years back as a special package. But on the ground we don't see any development. Corruption in Kashmir is a serious issue. But even the opposition isn't willing to take up this issue.' From Tamil Nadu, Prof Vishwanathan of the University of Madras stressed the need for orientation courses for all civil servants, and said that urban dwellers were more aware of the RTI act. In Maharashtra, campaigners felt that the RTI implementation shouldn't become 'just a ground for retired bureaucrats'. Disclosure of official information should be 'the norm and not the exception', they protested. Organisations in Orissa questioned the government approach of routing funding through NGOs (non-governmental organisations) via the Right to Information Council. This, it was felt, could not just cause a conflict of interest, but also incorporate critical elements in a way that affects the functioning of the RTI Act. In Orissa too, there were rules that required a person to come forward with 'proof of citizenship' before applying for the RTI Act. Many concerns were raised about the 'absurd' rules of the state government in implementing the law. Jasbinder Singh of Ludhiana in Punjab said there were as many as nine information commissioners for a small state like Punjab. Larger Maharashtra was making do with just three, he noted. In Bihar, campaigners stressed for the need of orientation and training. Andhra's rural areas were still found to be lagging behind in implementing the law. Some 5,300 applications had been received in a year and a half, which was seen as 'small' for a state of its size. Pamphlets and booklets were being printed too. Haryana had a problem with high fees - Rs.50 per application, and Rs.10 per page, nearly five times the cost for applying for central information, or the rate fixed by most states. Nagaland advocate G. Lydia Yeptho said the commission there was 'fully running', but campaigners supported by the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative had been trained and had worked on a campaign last year through all the districts. 'This year we want to make it an action year. We've started filing applications, helping people to write them. Just now the State Information Commission has penalised four principal information officers for not giving information,' she said. Roy Laifungbam of Manipur said the Right to Information Act could play a crucial role in his home state to raise human rights issues. Tripura campaigners' complaint was that there were many cases pending before the state information commission. The Tripura government was seen as being 'not interested' in the state. In Assam, some officers had never heard of the Right to Information, campaigners complained. Two districts in Chhattisgarh were being trained as 'model districts' for the RTI, in a scheme aided by the UNDP. Problems of rising RTI cases in Naxalite-prone areas, and in areas where only partial human rights were allowed, like the northeast, were also raised. 'When it comes to the RTI, Kerala is as illiterate as any state in the country,' said Jithin Paul Varghese of Kochi. Kerala is also very poor in the implementation of Section 4, the law that requires self-disclosure of official information, he argued. Making payments easier while applying for information, lack of nameplates of responsible officers outside government departments, poor training for government staff, high security making secretariats inaccessible, and incorporating NGOs by offering them funds, were among the other issues raised. 'By asking for the right to information, we are asking for a political right to govern ourselves. When a people fight for their ration, water or protection of their land, they are also fighting for democracy,' said Aruna Roy, a former IAS official who played a key role in persistently campaigning for the RTI Act over the years. Plug loopholes, RTI campaigners demand
ganpat1956 posted a topic in RTI in MediaHaving failed to elicite a response from the Jharkhand government to their demand for a review of ace cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoniâ€™s building map, his neighbours at Harmu Housing Colony have now exercised their Right to Information (RTI) to seek details of his under-construction house. In a fresh petition submitted to Chief Secretary AK Chug a couple of days ago, 17 residents of the colony have also added the demand for an "immediate stay" on the construction of a swimming pool at Dhoniâ€™s sprawling residence. "The pool will suck up about 4 lakh gallons of water, leaving us high and dry in the already water-stressed area. It will also pose problems to neighbours in the absence of a proper outlet system, create discord among the affected residents, especially during the rainy season and even lead to law and order problems,â€ they claimed in their petition. The residents, who had petitioned the Chief Secretary about 10 days ago too, sought to know whether the aspects of technical feasibility of the pool, its drainage and the water scarcity in the area were looked into prior to approving of Dhoniâ€™s map. Chug, who had directed the Urban Development Department (UDD) to submit a report in this regard, could not be contacted. But, UDD Secretary RK Srivastava said, "We are issuing a letter today to the Ranchi Regional Development Authority (RRDA), the sanctioning authority for building maps. We are seeking the facts about Dhoniâ€™s building map and pool among others.â€ RRDA vice-chairman MP Sinha said the authority had taken cognisance of the petition submitted by the aggrieved Harmu residents. He said the authority was taking steps to analyse the aspects on technical points. Asked if the RRDA had ever analysed the prospects of the pool causing trouble to the water-stressed colony, he admitted that this aspect had not been properly looked into before the map was sanctioned. Dhoniâ€™s neighbours, however, sought to emphasise that they had "nothing personal" against him and the issue should not be seen in the context of his performances on field. "Apart from the pool, we have no objection to the other constructions going on in the remaining part of his plot," they said. DhoniÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s neighbours demand stay on his swimming poolÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s construction- Hindustan Times