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Hi to all! I am new to this community yet not to the concept of RTI. The time has gone when red tapism was guarded by the vanguards of privacy! The RTI law has been made, but wait, laws are made to be twisted and broken in our country by those who command the power for the same. The law in itself is not a remedy but just a way through which common man can let himself some space to breadth and feel independent. The right to information can be used in the right way and for the right cause only when the poorly informed people of India are taught and helped to raise their voice against any injustice caused to them just because they are supposed to be mum. We the well informed people are fortunate that we know what RTI is and how it can be channelized to grease the rusting wheels of our system. But the cause of RTI can be won only when we, the fortune ones, come out of our protected homes to reach the real India which still is dwelling in the country side. I will continue to join my hands with anyone who wish to work for my country, or our country I should say. Take care my fellow citizens of Informed India! Anuranjan Sinha
Mumbai, April 1: The inefficiency and red-tapism of the governmentâ€™s so-called file tracking system forced Rajesh Darak, a resident of Mumbai, to resort to the Right to Information Act (RTI) to find out more about a court order. However, Darak, an employee of a Mumbai-based firm, received contradictory answers in response to his application. He once again had to make several rounds of various government departments to get information which should have been available at the click of a mouse or the flick of a page. Darak was following up an order given by the Andheri Metropolitan Magistrate court to the Sangli police in October 2005. The court had directed the Sangli police to proclaim the accused in a cheque bouncing case as absconders. When the proclamation orders were not executed, Darak sought information about the fate of the file containing the magistrateâ€™s orders. He wrote to the State Home Department and the Director General of Police, asking them about the progress of the file and the relevant order. When there was no response, Darak filed a RTI application seeking information about the file and his letters. In response to his RTI application, the Home Department informed Darak that his letter had been forwarded to the Sangli Police for further action. But Darak was taken by surprise when the DGPâ€™s office informed him that his letter and RTI application have been sent to the Mumbai Police, and he should get in touch with them to know about the progress of the courtâ€™s order. â€œWhy was a case relating to Sangli sent to the Mumbai Police?â€ asked Darak. Moreover, the Mumbai Police did not return the case, even though it didnâ€™t fall under their jurisdiction. â€œThe entire rigmarole was due to the indifferent attitude on the part of officials and staff handling the file. They were merely acting as post offices,â€ said Darak. When queried about the matter, Deputy Assistant Inspector General S D Sahasrabuddhe said the file was eventually sent back to the Sangli Police and the applicant had received the information he wanted. Sahasrabuddhe added that though Darak had filed an appeal after his RTI application, he had not turned up for the appeal hearing. â€œIf the applicant makes a fresh application, we would give him our clarification about this matter,â€ said Sahasrabuddhe. â€œHow can I appear for the hearing when the letter informing me about it reached a month late?â€ asks Darak. â€œIrrespective of whether or not I was present for the hearing, they ought to tell me the daily progress made by my application, which they have notâ€, added Darak. Now, he has filed a second appeal with the State information Commission and is waiting for the hearing. RTI fails to recover file lost in govt red-tapism