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  1. I want to file RTI ... please help me in drafting it.... Sub : Information required regarding Symbol for Indian Rupee design selection process... Department : Ministry of Finance, Department of Economic Affairs, Currency & Coinage Questions : Please let me know the total number of “Symbol for Indian Rupee” design entries received by 1pm on 15th April 2009? Total number of final entries considered eligible according to Finance Ministry “Symbol for Indian Rupee” guidelines? Please let me know the detailed parameters of selection of “Symbol for Indian Rupee” design entries? According to “Symbol for Indian Rupee” guidelines “The symbol should be applicable to standard keyboard” what that means? Did each and every entry have been thoroughly analysed before considering eligible? Provide the certified photocopy of record indicating details of D.D submitted by Rajkamal Aich eligible entry number 1307. Please provide me the name and the designation of the office who shortlisted the eligible “Symbol for Indian Rupee” design entries. Information under RTI Act, 2005 F.No. 3/40/09-Cy Dated 7th January, 2010 – Answering question number 4, I get to know from media that there were total 3331 eligible entries .But on Finance Ministry website there are only 2644 eligible entries list. Where are other 687 eligible entries lists? Initially eligible entry number 1138 was hold by Mitlesh Kothari according to the 1st list created on 26 Aug, 2009 and uploaded on Ministry of Finance website but now according to latest uploaded list which was created on 15 sep., 2009 his name is deleted. Please Explain. Please let me know the numbers of times your department updated the eligible design entries list without informing the public on your website? Please provide me the name and the designation of the office that prepared and updated the eligible “Symbol for Indian Rupee” design entries final list. Please provide me the name and the designation of the office that uploaded the eligible “Symbol for Indian Rupee” design entries final list on Ministry of finance website Ministry Of Finance Provide the names of 7 member’s jury and their present job position? Did your department forward the theme synopsis and concept to jury against each design in final top five design selections? Please let me know the numbers of hours’ or days sittings were conducted by 7 member’s jury for short listing top five out of final list of entries considered eligible? Did Minutes of meeting were put on record in any format regarding short listing eligible design entries and final top five finalist? If yes, please provide complete Minutes of meeting. Did whole selection processes were put on record on video? If yes, please provided unedited version of whole video footage. Did 7 member’s jury short listed top 100, top 10 finalists? If yes, please provide the list of top 100 and top 10 finalists. Total number of entries submitted by each top five participants? Did top 5 finalists design entries followed “Symbol for Indian Rupee” guidelines? Please provide certified photocopy of all the top 5 finalist entries original design and supporting documentation like theme synopsis and concept. Did 7 member jury were aware that Ms. Nondita Correa-Mehrotra written to RBI regarding rupee design back in 2005? Guy we got 22 must ask questions please advice how to go ahead with this kind of RTI application ? Looking forward for quick response from you guys.. Thanks in advance from group of Indian designers who want to fight against Indian bureaucracy...
  2. The RTI facility is given to citizens of India to get any information related to any work, but there are some people who used for some wierd purposes. Here are examples of those A resident of Hyderabad wants to get details from Andhra Pradesh governor on about how many times does he visit temples in a day and copy of the dinner menu hosted at his official residence. A question came to Election Commission of India that why elections symbol are black and white used in electronic voting machines and not colorful. Legally an RTI doesn’t need to have an age limit. Pranav, a 9 year old filed an RTI that forced the Delhi police to register his stolen bike. He even asked for Rs. 2500 compensation Read more at: Only Indian Can Use RTI in this way
  3. There are over hundreds of government initiated apps for Android, Apple and Windows devices. With Narendra Modi’s Digital India initiative, the government has released several new feature-rich smartphone applications. Honorable Mention - RTI India: Although not an official government app, it is a very useful app for RTI activists and already has about 4,00,000 users. You can read blogs on RTI, get instant help on your RTI and also upload images and videos related to RTIs using your phone’s camera. Honorable Mention - RTI India: Although not an official government app, it is a very useful app for RTI activists and already has about 4,00,000 users. You can read blogs on RTI, get instant help on your RTI and also upload images and videos related to RTIs using your phone’s camera. Read more at: CIO Slide Show | 7 Apps By The Indian Government You Need to Use | CIO.in
  4. sundartm

    Indian stamp act 1899

    Dear Members, What is the value of the revenue stamp was to be affixed during the year 1989 1991 for receipt of amount in cash Rs 500 & more than 500 in Madras Tamil Nadu
  5. pradeep kumar jangid khana

    list of gazetted posts in indian government

    Hello, please tell the lists of gazetted posts in india.
  6. KOCHI: A total of 30 security breaches have taken place at Indian airports in the past five years with Mumbai airport topping the list with seven security breaches (2011 and 2012) followed by four security breaches at Delhi (2012 and 2014) and three at Madurai (2011). The airports that witnessed two security breaches each are Cochin international airport (2011), Chennai (2011 and 2012), Goa (2011 and 2012), Kangra (2012 and 2013), Kolkata (2011) and Nagpur (2012 and 2015) while Udaipur (2011), Guwahati (2012), Coimbatore (2011) and Bhubaneswar (2011) witnessed one security breach each. The latest security breach took place at the Nagpur airport on February 5, 2015 preceded by two security breaches at Delhi on June 20 and 21 in 2014. The disclosure was made by MOS for home affairs H.P. Chaudhary in the Rajya Sabha in a reply to a starred question on February 25 this year, which has been accessed by RTI activist D.B. Binu. Read at: 30 security lapses in 5 years at Indian airports, reveals RTI
  7. During UPA rule, the Indian Railways fared badly not just in financial terms but even when it came to providing satisfactory services to passengers, a Transparency International India (TI) report, collated with replies to over 3,000 RTI applications, has revealed. The report titled, 'Indian Railways: Complaint Handling Mechanism', which MAIL TODAY accessed exclusively, has highlighted cleanliness and personnel-related issues that have badly affected consumer experience. Read more at: RTIs reveal dirty picture of Indian Railways : North, News - India Today
  8. India today pressed Switzerland to share information on Indians who have admitted to having accounts in Swiss banks and expressed readiness to sign a bilateral pact on automatic sharing of information with it. This was conveyed by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley when the visiting Swiss Economic Affairs Minister Johann N Schneider-Ammann met him here this evening.Read more at; India has pressed Switzerland for information on Indian accounts: Arun Jaitley | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis
  9. A number of RTIs filed by an activist in Bangalore expose the plight of several hundreds of Indian prisoners abroad waiting for the mercy of Indian embassy officials for their release.Shockingly, the RTI reveals that Indian embassies in most countries do not have the basic information about the prisoners – including their name, passport number or the reasons for their sentence, etc.Read at: Economy Lead | RTI exposes apathy of Indian embassies towards the plight of Indian prisoners abroad
  10. choudhar ashwani

    Information from indian army

    with due respect sir i lay the follwing lines for your kind submiision please and its very urgent for me 1. can i get information from a unit of indian army about a person who involved in a crime and ran away after perfoming crime and due to laison his unit replied that he was present in the unit at the time when incident happened . 2. can i get information from his unit about his qualification which he get by fraud mean and submitted at the time of his appointment and if i can what is the procedure 3. if yes please guide me to whom it may sent either to unit or army headquarters plz sir replied me as early as possible as this information is very important for me and because of above information i can saved an innocent people
  11. An RTI response from Indian Embassy, Abu Dhabi, to Mahesh Vijayan, an activist pursuing the cases of illegally held Indian prisoners in foreign jails, exposes major discrepancies in the management of funds allocated for Indian prisoners in UAE jails. Read at: Economy Lead | Indian Embassy UAE misusing prisoner?s funds?
  12. Information sourced by the CCFI under the Right to Information (RTI) Act has established that most farms claiming to be organic do use chemical pesticides regularly to protect their crops; yet they market and sell their produce under the ‘100% organic’ label. The Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), New Delhi, revealed its findings on pesticide residues in organic vegetables. According to Dr K K Sharma of the IARI laboratory, in the analysis, 33% of organic products, sold in Delhi over the last two years contained pesticides. Read at: Indian exchequer lost Rs 2,500 crore due to bogus claims on organic farming: CCFI | Business Standard News
  13. The office of the AP Governor has claimed that they are not under RTI. It should be noted that the Governor's office has provided information under RTI in the past. The Governors office has now removed the RTI link from its website. As on 14 July 2014, the website of the Governor had a RTI link on its webpage:
  14. India together, 12.03.2015. Mr. Prabhu, here's one thing every traveller on Indian Railways need. Read more at; India Together: Mr Prabhu, here?s one thing every traveller on Indian Railways needs: Tanvi Bhatikar - 12 March 2015
  15. karira has just uploaded Allahabad HC: The Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations is not a PA! The Allahabd HC has ruled that the Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations (ISC) is not a PA as defined in Se
  16. Hello, Though I have passed 2 courses offered by IBAM, I am worried about the authenticity of the courses due to the multitudes of controversy existing regarding the legality of the courses and the right to practice as an RMP. Can anyone help me to know the latest stand of the Govt / Courts in this regard?
  17. M Bansal

    Indian Passport Number

    Hello, I had an Indian passport issued in late 1966 or early 1967. I moved to the UK and changed my passport to a UK passport. I want to have a permanent visa to visit India and I need to know my first Indian passport number. Do you know how I can get this number please. Thanks
  18. According to an Right to Information (RTI) enquiry filed by a serving Jet Airways pilot, between January 2009 and February 2014, 165 pilots in the country were found to have high blood alcohol levels. Read more at: Tougher DGCA rules on alcohol test, 12 Air India crew grounded - Mumbai Mirror
  19. ranjan.mrm

    Indian postal order

    Hello, now the days how much comission on indian postal order
  20. From an email received from Mr Venkatesh Nayak: Dear all, The Government of India has published in the Official Gazette the Terms of Reference (ToR) of the Special Investigation Team it has set up to investigate the issue of black money stashed abroad by Indians (2nd attachment). The setting up of the SIT amounts to a welcome reversal of previous government policy on this subject. The previous Government had opposed this direction despite a clear order from the Supreme Court in 2011. The SIT will be headed by Justice (Retd.) M B Shah with Justice Arijit Pasayat as Vice-Chair. The rest of the members are the same ex officio senior bureaucrats who were part of the High Level Committee set up by the previous Government to look into the cases of persons who were said to have stashed away money in foreign banks abroad. The Joint Secy. (Revenue) has been added to this list as Member Secretary of the SIT. This SIT is an outcome of the directions of the Hon'ble Supreme Court of India in the matter of Ram Jethmalani and Ors. vs Union of India and Ors., (2011) 8 SCC 1- judgement delivered in July 2011. It is also interesting to note that with the exception of the retired judges and bureaucrats of the Finance Ministry, all other members are representatives of organisations notified under the Second Schedule of the Right to Information Act, 2005 (RTI Act) which are not required to furnish any information other than that pertaining to allegations of corruption or violation of human rights.However, in my opinion, as the SIT has been set up by a notification of the Central Government and as it will be wholly financed by the same Government, it will be a public authority under the RTI Act. Terms of Reference seemingly omit an important Court direction: While going through the ToR, I found that a crucial direction given by the Supreme Court in July 2011 is missing form the Gazette notification published by the Central Government. On page 66 of its judgement the Apex Court had ordered two more things to be done by the SIT in addition to what it said on pages 38-42 (1st attachment): 1) that the SIT must take over the investigation of individuals with bank accounts in Liechtenstein as disclosed by Germany to India and expeditiously conduct the same; and 2) SIT should review concluded matters also to assess whether investigations have been thoroughly and properly conducted or not and if they conclude that there is scope for further investigation they should proceed further. On 01 May this year the Central Government had said that investigations had been concluded against 18 of the 26 individuals that had bank accounts in Liechtenstein. These names were received from Germany and investigation had concluded in 17 cases. No evidence was found against 8 individuals and the investigation had been concluded against them. You will find this information in the daily order of the Apex Court at: http://judis.nic.in/temp/17620093152014p.txt So technically the ToR should have included reopening of these cases also to assess whether everything was properly done and if there is any need to proceed further. The current ToR published in the Gazette do not explicitly refer to these two directions. However I hope the SIT in its wisdom will interpret its mandate broadly to cover these directions as well and make up for what probably is an omission due to oversight. Importance of this case to RTI Readers who have gone through the Supreme Court's judgement and those who may like to read it now, will notice that this appeal case arose from an RTI application made by the Petitioners to disclose the names of the bank accountholders that Germany handed over to the Central Government. The previous Government adamantly refused to follow the directions of the Court to hand over to the Petitioners the names of individuals against whom investigations had been completed wholly or partially. Last month the Government handed over two sealed envelopes containing the names of the accountholders to the Court. The Court again directed that the names be handed over to the Petitioners. These names have not been made public by the Government, officially, till date. There is no reference to this direction in the ToR of the SIT either. The NDA Government could change policy in this regard as well and publicise the names contained in the sealed envelopes, as it would only be dutifully following the directions of the Court. Such a step would demonstrate the NDA Government's commitment to transparency as a real one going beyond mere public relations exercises. This case is also of great use for all RTI users and activists who receive rejection orders from Public Information Officers (PIOs) and First Appellate Authorities on the ground that contracts with private parties contain confidentiality clauses and cannot be disclosed under the RTI Act. In this case also the Government of India, under the United Progressive Alliance, refused to make the names of the accountholders public saying that Germany had handed over their names to Indian authorities under a tax agreement that contains a 'confidentiality' clause. The Apex Court examined the relevant clause of the treaty and came to the following conclusion: 1) that the tax agreement did not prohibit disclosure of information provided by one signatory to another if it was required in a judicial proceeding; and 2) that confidentiality clauses contained in international treaties and agreements are not to be interpreted as set in stone. Instead they must be tested against the concept and practice of the rule of law guaranteed by the Indian Constitution and most importantly the right to freedom of speech and expression guaranteed under Article 19(1) and the right to seek redress for violation of fundamental rights guaranteed under Article 32 of the Constitution. The confidentiality clause would be tolerated only if it matched any of the grounds mentioned in Article 19(2) for imposing reasonable restrictions on the citizens' right to freedom of speech and expression. As RTI is a deemed fundamental right under Article 19(1)(a), it can also be restricted only on grounds mentioned in Article 19(2) and the RTI Act but no other ground would be valid. Readers will recognise that the Indian Government signs bilateral or multilateral treaties and agreements in exercise of its sovereign functions. When confidentiality clauses contained in such agreements are subject to the fundamental right to free speech and expression and consequently RTI, confidentilaity clauses contained in commercial agreements with private parties that public authorities enter into during the routine course of government business must also be interpreted along the same lines. The mere existence of a 'confidentiality' clause in a contract with one or more private parties is not enough to reject a request for copies of the contract under the RTI Act. This is a landmark interpretation of the Apex Court and if applied in letter and spirit can open up to public scrutiny a whole range of contracts and agreements that the Government signs with private parties. Public-Private Partnership (PPPs) agreements would have to meet this test before the public authority concerned can refuse access to such agreements. I hope readers will watch with great interest how transparently the SIT will be functioning in the days to come. Kindly circulate this email widely. Thanks RamJethmalni-v-UnionofIndia-SCI-Jul11.pdf BlackMoney-SIT-ToR-May14.pdf
  21. sdas995

    equivalent qualification

    Whether graduate diploma in materials management (GDMM) from indian institute of materials management is equivalent to graduation if it is done after diploma in mechanical eng?
  22. I have a question that who have the copy right on Maps of India and Its towns and villages. . I got a reply ( seeking through RTI) from Survey of India that only Government of India have the copy right on Maps of India. I asked as how the copy right is provided to India Map, Map of India How we Indian tolerated defacing our national map by the above website. I knocked evert TV news centers and print media but no one brought this vital fact to public and Government has not showen any interest. What we can do.. advise. Thanks Dr. Ripudaman Singh
  23. rmlnagakumar

    indian passport

    to the public information officer passport section through RTI sir, i have got admission in MBA course( two years) in University of Canada.. my passport expires on 27/03/2012... when applied to obtain visa the canadian embassy refused to provide visa for two years ie. till 01/05/2010 saying that visa period exceeds the expiry date of visa so get the valid passport. now i want to know the followings.. a) can i be able to get the fresh passport two years before it expires.. b) can the expity date be extended till visa period.. if (a) and (b) are not possible then suggest me the best way to solve the problem.... your's truely M.Nagaraja kumar
  24. I need some help with RTI regarding ticketing policy of Indian Airlines (now called Indian after merger with Air India). They have published a list of low fares for LTC travel by govt employees. These have also been ratified by the govt. However these tickets are not available at that price even 45 days before the date of journey. How can I find out how many tickets on that particular sector have been issued for a particular block of dates at the low LTC rates advertised by them.
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