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I want to pass on information to Income Tax Department relating to one of neighbour's tax evasion. This person smartly destroys (burns) all the records and documents pertaining to business for which he has not paid any tax etc and made enormous benami wealth. Such persons who enjoy the services of the government at the cost of other innocent people. Hence, I request for the procedure and information through which I can inform the IT department for such wrong deeds of tax evasion so that every citizen proportionately contributes towards the economic welfare. Regards
akhilesh yadav posted a topic in RTI in MediaRaiding pubs, bars for overcrowding is illegal AS reported by Urvashi Seth in mid-day.com on Nov 7, 2012 Raiding pubs, bars for overcrowding is illegal It appears that reply given by the city police’s Social Service Branch (SSB) to the RTI query filed by the Hotel and Restaurant Association — Western India (HRA-WI) might land its former chief Vasant Dhoble, now the ACP of Vakola Division, in yet another controversy. In its reply to the query filed by the HRA-WI members, seeking clarification on who can be charged for overcrowding, the SSB replied saying only those places that have a discotheque licence can be booked for overcrowding and that no other pubs or bars can be booked under this law. However, during Dhoble’s tenure, the SSB raided several pubs and charged owners for overcrowding. Owners of a few discotheques, who had relevant permits to accommodate more number of people on the dance floor, were booked as well. Former president HRA-WI Kamlesh Barot said, “Citing violation of terms and conditions mentioned on the premises licence, as per a rule framed in 1960, the police prosecuted around a dozen disco and pub owners for overcrowding and asked them to cough up fines. But what came as a surprise was many of these prosecutions don’t even fall under this law, as the owners do not have discotheque licence.” Replying to the query filed by HRA-WI member M A Sarela, who sought clarification over the number of persons allowed in a discotheque and how many persons are allowed in a pub, the Cell — X (Hotel Branch) said the number is fixed as to how many couples can dance within the area of one square meter on the dance floor in the establishment is fixed as per rules given in Development Control Rule, 1991 and this number is mentioned in the discotheque licence, but no such licence is issued for pubs by the branch. Similarly, no such rule is applicable for eateries or permit rooms. A pub owner, requesting anonymity, said, “Before taking up anybody’s case, the cops must first study their own rules. The RTI reply clearly states that there are no such rules for pubs or permit rooms, then why are we fined or punished for this. Even today, pub owners are forced to pay fines for overcrowding. I have already written to the hotel branch to clarify the rule. I have a disco with an area which is much more than 100 square feet and can accommodate 166 people, but the cops have stated in the licence that we can just accommodate 40 people, which is absolutely wrong.” The HRA-WI now plans to meet the chief minister to discuss the issue and request the government to abolish or reframe the outdated laws. “We will soon meet the CM and handover the RTI reply to him, and seek his help on these outdated laws,” said Barot. The other side When contacted, ACP Feroz Patel said, “I won’t be able to comment now as I am out.” DCP B G Shekhar (Enforcement) was unavailable for comment. Rs 5,500 Fine collected from pubs and discos owners for violating overcrowding law Did you know? The SSB has raided over 150 bars in the last few months. This not only led to an outrage amongst restaurant and bar owners, but even the common man. A campaign on social networking site Facebook called Dhoble: Oppressor of the Innocent Public has 21,113 members and counting. These members say the ACP is an oppressor. As per provisions in the Bombay Development Control Rules, 1991, the occupant load of 166.5 persons is shown for 100 sq m. Pubs booked for violating overcrowding law >> Royalty pub, Bandra >> Rehab pub, Khar >> Hawaiian Shack, Bandra >> Trilogy club, Santacruz
As reported by Prafulla Marpakwar in timesofindia.indiatimes.com on 05 December 2010: Adarsh row: Babus may be told to go - The Times of India Adarsh row: Babus may be told to go MUMBAI: Chief minister Prithviraj Chavan is likely to ask both information commissioner Ramanand Tiwari and human rights commission member Subhash Lalla to step down after their names figured in the multi-crore Adarsh Cooperative Housing Society scam. Lalla, who has denied his involvement, has proceeded on long leave. "Under the legal provisions, the state government does not have the powers to remove them. Chavan will use his good offices and request them to step down on moral grounds. If they don't, the government will not hesitate to ask the governor to initiate steps for their removal," a senior official told TOI on Saturday. While many other bureaucrats have been caught in the Adarsh scam net, Tiwari and Lalla hold constitutional posts, thus making their offence graver. According to official records, Tiwari's son Omkar and Lalla's mother and daughter have been allotted flats in Adarsh. Tiwari was urban development secretary when the Adarsh file was processed while Lalla was secretary to the then chief minister. "We thought that after Ashok Chavan was sacked, most of the bureaucrats would withdraw from the membership of Adarsh on their own. Since that did not happen, the CM has stepped in to clean up the bureaucracy," the source said. As per the CM's directives, letters have been sent to 18 officials, including former BMC commissioner J M Phatak, former director of education J M Abhyankar, Tiwari and Lalla to submit information on their source of funds and whether they had intimated the government before acquiring flat in Adarsh.