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  1. subhendu pattanayak

    Senior citizen Act 2007

    Due to lack of treatment and proper care a old man, aged about 91 years old is now leading a miserable life and going to die.His only son has abandoned him from last 8 years.In connivance with his kept,the son has already driven out his married wife (daughter-in-law of the old man)and his son from his house.Even he has disconnected electric supply from his father's room.The old father has filed a mis case against his son before Sub-collector,Puri under the provisions of senior citizen Act-2007.The court order has gone in favour of the father and Sub -collector has directed the son (1)to pay Rs3000/ per month (2)to take proper care of his health and bear all the expenditure towards treatment (3)to supply electric current to the room of the Oldman without delay.But the son did not obey this court order.So, the Sub-collector issued a show-cause notice.Still the son did not respond it.Then,on 06-7-17 the Sub-collector ordered the local police to arrest the person and forward before him.The local police has not taken any steps till date.Now, what is the next step to be taken by this old man who is unable to walk and meet his advocate?What is the benefit of this senior citizen Act ? Sent from my SM-J200G using RTI INDIA mobile app
  2. Hello, How can i prevent the mobile phone number and Gas connection from getting deactivated for my elderly ailing parents who are residing with me abroad. I face a real problem running pillar to post to get everything reconnected when i have to take them to India for a month or two for medical stay. They are so old that they cannot be left alone on their own. the family will eventually move to the ancestral home. Also the BSNL Bills online payment does not get through from Oman. your advise will be very valuable. with kind regards,
  3. mea9677

    Senior Citizen

    What is age limit to become Senior Citizen to avail rebate of 30% on Property Tax by EDMC, Delhi.
  4. [h=1]Journalism award for Express Senior Editor Shyamlal Yadav[/h] Senior Editor of The Indian Express Shyamlal Yadav has been conferred with the Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi Award by Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism and Mass Communication for the year 2013. Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan handed him the award here at Samanway Bhawan on Tuesday. Praising Yadav’s work, Chouhan said he had used the Right To Information (RTI) Act for investigative journalism and unearthed several stories. He said that journalists must bring the wrongdoings of governments to the fore using innovative ways of investigative journalism and must follow the principle of “Na kahoo se dosti, na kahoo se bair (Friendship with none, enmity with none).” Chouhan also said: “Journalism has given a new direction to the country’s politics. Had journalism not been there, the political scenario would have been entirely different.” Started in 2007, this award is given every year to one journalist for creative contribution in establishment and promotion of values, searching for truth, working for people, social uplift and independent conscience through journalism. The award comprises Rs 2,00,001 in cash, a citation and memento. Also, it is given not for one story, but for sustained dedication and achievement. He’s the youngest recipient of the award. Read More: Journalism award for Express Senior Editor Shyamlal Yadav | The Indian Express
  5. State Info Panel orders Dy Civic Chief Deepak Kurulekar, to pay Rs.10,000 to stall owner. Show Cause notice to Public Information Officer Deputy municipal commissioner of the Mira-Bhayandar Municipal Corporation (MBMC) Deepak Kurulekar, has been ordered to pay compensation of Rs.10,000 for refusing to part with data under the Right To Information (RTI) Act. Read at: Denying RTI Information: Senior MBMC officer fined
  6. Hello, I D.Prasanth. working in private organization. I want to know how can I apply for senior citizen for my mom who is 59years old.
  7. Hon. Experts, I am a senior citizen, I had paid online an amount to my ST/CST/VAT account, which erroneously was credited to some other ST/CST/VAT account. I came to know about this only at the time of assessment. I have the necessary proof from my Bankers that a specific amount was debited from my account and credited to the ST/CST/VAT account. However the ST/CST/VAT authorities are refusing to allow me the credit for the payment, neither are they divulging the details of the ST/CST/VAT account with which my payment has been erroneously credited. [1] How can I get the details from the ST/CST/VAT authorities? [2] Which authorities to approach? [3] How will the RTI be useful in helping me to get the Information? I shall be obliged for your guidance. Thanking you in anticipation, Senior Citizen
  8. This article has been posted at our Law segment. To read the full article follow this link: Guest Teacher gets 125% more of his remuneration*by RTI as compensation for delay A senior citizen was made to wait for three years to get his due remuneration of working as Guest teacher in a school. When confronted by Central Information Commission, Dte of Education agreed that the Guest teacher was entitled for… Read more › The law segment is available here RTI INDIA Read the complete article here...
  9. nadygold

    about widow pension

    Actually i want to get info about widow pension, senior citizen pension and MLA funds(where and how much amount they spend their funds). for that where can i submit RTI in kanpur city. kidly help me. Thanks Nadeem XXXXXXXXXXXX - Deleted mobile number - posting against forum rules
  10. When the name of a senior employee is written below junior employee in the attendance register by the officer( becuse of prejudice and to humiliate a snior employee) can be asked under RTI, if yes please help to frame questions.
  11. Hi , Iam Chandra sekhar K. My father's age is 70 years old and is an handicaped person. Recently our neighbours have filed a false criminal case against my father ( Dispute because of land issue, which we won at local court and district court, now the civil case is in hands of High court now). As the opponents have lost , they wanted to show anger on us by filing a criminal case against my father, claiming my father hit them physically(As no injuries recovered). Now I have two questions if any one can answer, please do. 1) Since police very often call my father to police station for some enquiry.Is there any facility for Senior citizens (as well handicaped) where police men come and do the enquiry at my home? 2)The oponents with there influence, using police men for demolition of our wall, which is a civil case and is still in high court. So do the Police men can interfere in civil cases (without any court order) ? Please inform me for the above questions. I will be gratefull to you. Thanks, Chandra
  12. Pulivarthi Narasimhulu

    hearing of 2nd appeals of senior citizens

    whether any guidelines issued by CIC to state Information commissions relating to the priority to be given to the sr.citigens and physically challenged. Any decision given by the CIC so far on priority basis to sr.citizens.
  13. Reported by : TNN 10 December 2009, 05:22am IST AHMEDABAD: A recent release by the Central government's Department of Personnel, Training Public Grievances and Pensions (DoPT) has quoted a Central Information Commission (CIC) order that makes it mandatory for RTI applications filed by senior citizens to be taken up on priority basis. This can be affected by attaching or producing a proof of senior citizenship with the RTI application before the public information officer (PIO). Senior officials in the general administration department (GAD) in Gujarat, a counterpart of DoPT at the Centre, is examining this new provision. A notification was first passed by the CIC. The DoPT release also mentions that since the CIC functions autonomously, the provision for senior citizens does not apply to the states but can be emulated by the state information commissions (SIC). "An official release by DoPT regarding the priority for senior citizens in RTI matters is being examined. We would first hold consultations on the matter with the Gujarat Information Commision (GIC)," says a senior GAD official. Source: Give priority to senior citizens in RTI applications: Centre - Ahmedabad - City - The Times of India
  14. Sr citizen takes on ‘bullying’ builder as reported by SUKHADA TATKE,TNN 6 Oct 2008 MUMBAI: Refusing to be coerced into a signing a redevelopment agreement, a senior citizen from Andheri dragged a “bullying” developer to court. Seventy-year-old Baby Shetty has been living as a tenant on the ground floor of Gulam Mohammed building in Andheri (W) since 1960. “My troubles began when Gulam Immamuddin, the original landlord of the building, died in 2000,’’ said Shetty. “In 2001, one Nabi Sheikh approached the tenants saying he was the sole proprietor of AS Builders and that he was the landlord. However, in 2005, we were flummoxed when one Vijay Mallya of Ameya Developers introduced himself as the landlord,’’ she said. But that wasn’t all. Soon, the tenants realised that Mallya had signed a redevelopment agreement with the society neighbouring their building. “We were shocked to learn that the two plots had been amalgamated without our knowledge and the redevelopment agreement stood for both the plots,’’ said Shetty. She then decided to take the legal route. In December last year, her lawyer Bhavesh Parmar filed a suit against Mallya in the city civil court challenging the redevelopment agreement. The court stayed the matter. Mallya, too, filed a suit in the small causes court against Shetty, alleging that she was refusing to vacate the property. “Claiming to be the owner of the property, Mallya said the structure was dilapidated. He accused Shetty of causing nuisance by not vacating it,’’ said Parmar. “We challenged Mallya’s ownership claim and asked him to furnish proof. Mallaya did not do so as his name did not figure in the property card,’’ he said. Shetty alleged that she was being harassed by the builder. “One day, somebody removed the first-floor roof. By then, the remaining three tenants had been forced to leave and I had to suffer alone. The ceiling of my ground-floor apartment was damaged because of all the leakage. It was a living hell,’’ she recalled. Then, Mallya submitted an affidavit in the small causes court, with changes in the property card. “We used the RTI Act to get hold of the documents he had submitted. We found that the papers had been forged,’’ said Parmar. “Mallya had submitted seven deeds of conveyance (right from the original landlord to his heirs to the first builder who had approached the tenants claiming to be the landlord) registered in 1994, but the documents annexed were of much later dates, even as late as 1997 and 2005,’’ he said. Mallya’s lawyer Archana Khan, however, told TOI that Shetty was not a tenant, but her husband was one. “She did not get the tenancy transferred. How can she claim rights to the house?’’ But Parmar said tenancy rights were automatically transferred to the closest kin, who had been living in the house for a long period. The city civil court last week accepted that Mallya was not the landlord. Sr citizen takes on ?bullying? builder-Mumbai-Cities-The Times of India
  15. Senior citizen renews RTI quest as reported by BHAMA DEVI RAVI ,2 Sep 2008,, TNN CHENNAI: Denied access to information sought under the Right to Information (RTI) Act of 2005, a senior citizen and RTI activist has moved the Central Information Commission (CIC) seeking contempt proceedings against Indian Oil Corporation (IOC). On August 16, R Natarajan filed a second request with the CIC after the oil company failed to comply with CIC's directive permitting Natarajan to inspect the records of IOC with regard to disciplinary action against four officials of the corporation. Natarajan, in June 2007, had filed an RTI application with the CIC seeking information about the wealth of four Chennai-based IOC officials. This was in pursuant of his moving the central vigilance commission (CVC) in 2005 on charges of the officials accumulating wealth disproportionate to their known sources of income. IOC had, after an internal inquiry, dismissed the plea. After a personal hearing in Delhi in February, the CIC which accepted the petitioner's request for inspection of relevant records (on disciplainry proceedings) and directed IOC to comply within 15 days. IOC officials refused to give him the details, and asked him to "obtain the relevant details directly from CVC." "Such a response from IOC is nothing short of contempt of the CIC order," said Natarajan, who then sought contempt proceedings in July against IOC. Failing to hear from CIC, Natarajan wrote to the CIC on August 16 seeking to bring contempt proceedings against the oil company. "I want to see the notings which exonerate the officials , since I have proof to the contrary in my possession . I will continue knocking on the doors of CIC until I find satisfactory proof that the four officials are indeed innocent," he said. bhama.devi@timesgroup.com http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Chennai/Senior_citizen_renews_RTI_quest_/articleshow/3434768.cms
  16. Any news on priority given to senior citizens by CIC ? CIC ASKS SECOND APPEALS IN BOTH CATEGORIES TO BE GIVEN PREFERENCE Pune, June 01: Second appeals filed by senior citizens and differently abled persons under the Right to Information Act (RTI) will now be taken on a high priority basis, according to a directive of the Central Information Commission (CIC) in response to a petition by city-based activist Vihar Durve. The commission issued the instruction on June 19, after an email by Durve to the Chief Information Commissioner Wajahat Habibullah on June 17. “The issue was discussed and agreed upon ahead of the agendas for that day. However, I had also made an appeal to consider people below poverty line which was not looked into,” said Durve. RTI petitions are first filed with the public information officer and then the first appeal is filed with the first appellate authority; the time limit in case of the reply for both the petition as well as appeal being 30 days. If the petitioner is unsatisfied with this reply, the next resort is a second appeal with the CIC or the SCIC. Durve said that the CIC which used to take four to six months to hear Central Government related second appeals and more than one and a half years to hear State related second appeals will now be giving priority to the cases in the two categories. “The demand was to fix a time limit of 30 days for the second appeal too, but the CIC has not committed to this. There are more than 2,000 second appeals pending before the city information commissioner. At least now it becomes mandatory for the State information commissions to give high priority to senior citizens and differently abled persons,” he said. Durve had sent the email on the basis of a 1996 High court circular, which said, “precedence would be given by courts for hearing and final disposal of cases wherein one of the parties is of advanced age who has crossed 70 years of age.” However, Durve said that the petitioners should send their age proof and differently abled medical certificate along with the RTI application. “For, senior citizens and physically challenged if appeals are already pending with the CIC/SCIC, they should write to the CIC/ SCIC about their status,” he said. (Acknowledged to Express News Service)
  17. ganpat1956

    RTI stops senior officer's promotion

    AHMEDABAD: Often, tainted government servants, who know how to pull the right strings in the corridors of power in Gandhinagar, get to keep their job despite a vigilance inquiry pending, and are also promoted. But then, dubious efforts of a public office can be thwarted as has been shown by a commoner who used the Right to Information (RTI) Act to bring this issue to the fore and even nailed some top ranking officers of the health department for helping the tainted official. Ashwin Patel, who is a drug manufacturer himself, had asked whether the promotion of assistant depot manager of the Central Medical Stores Organisation (CMSO) RS Shah can be considered legal or not. Shah was chargesheeted by his own department and a vigilance inquiry too was pending against him. At the end of the exercise, Shah's promotion was withdrawn on Friday. CMSO is the nodal body in the health department responsible for procurement of medicines and surgical goods for government hospitals across the state. The issue had come up for hearing before the state chief information commissioner R N Das on July 17. Despite several appeals, Patel was refused information regarding the status of the vigilance proceedings pending against Shah. Das pulled up both the director CMSO Manorama Shah and the principal secretary for persistent denial of information. What was more appalling, was the fact that even the principal secretary had admitted in a reply to Shah dated September 22 last year, that the promotion given to R S Shah was malafide and irregular. Patel procured under the RTI Act two letters—- one written by the under secretary dated October 30, 2001 and the other written by a vigilance officer on October 11, 2001, categorically informing the department that it had been decided to initiate departmental enquiry against him. So perturbed were the health department officials that they never allowed Patel to even inspect the files pertaining to Shah's vigilance inquiry under the RTI Act. Shah's promotion was ordered on February 8, 2002 by the departmental promotion committee (DPC) of the health and family welfare with the recommendation of the Gujarat Public Service Commission (GPSC). Interestingly, on the same day the director of CMSO had issued a chargesheet against Shah. Three days later, all departmental proceedings against Shah were stalled and on February 21, 2002, Shah was exonerated from the charges. Das categorically noted that the matter raised by Patel had merit as it seeks to promote transparency in the working of a public authority. On Friday, Shah's promotion was nullified. RTI stops senior officer's promotion-Ahmedabad-Cities-The Times of India
  18. Tuesday, 05 June , 2007, 04:45 Kurukshetra: A senior teacher of Kurukshetra University, who had sought some information from the authorities under the RTI Act, has been suspended by the university administration The reason for the suspension of the electronics teacher, Dushyant Kumar, has not been clarified in the suspension letter. Kumar and the university administration have been locking horns for the last three years as he had made several representations to the vice chancellor and even to the Governor against "prejudicial actions of the college and university administration", university sources said. He had also sought some information from the college under the RTI Act which was perhaps resented by the administration, the sources added. This episode has created ripples among the teachers of the university and the academicians of the state and the rumours of many kinds are afloat about the tussle between the Vice chancellor Dr RP Hooda and Dr LC Gupta who were once close associates in the university but had antagonised their relations lately. Senior teacher suspended for using RTI act - Sify.com
  19. New Delhi, Mar 13: The Central Information Commission (CIC) has imposed a fine of Rs 15,500 on a senior officer in the Ministry of Water Resources (MoWR) for a delayed information disclosure on an RTI application seeking details about the relief and rehabilitation for the oustees of the Narmada dam project. The fine was imposed on P Padmanabhan, Director in Central Water Commission, who in November 2006, serving as Senior Joint Commissioner and Central Public Information Officer in the Ministry, had delayed in responding to the application. "The answer now given (in response to the CIC complaint) should have been the answer given at the time of submission of the (original) application," Chief Information Commissioner Wajahat Habibullah said in the order passed yesterday. The applicant Rahul Mangaonkar, a resident of Ahmedabad, had made an application before the Prime Minister's Office seeking information on the Cabinet Committee on Political Affairs decision to review the raising of height of Narmada dam. The Ministry of Water Resources had declined to disclose any information on the issue of the height of the dam but on the another issue of whether Medha Patkar-led NBA had given any list about the oustees not yet rehabiliated satisfactorily, it had said "no such information is avilable with the Ministry". Mangaonkar, who was aggrieved by the response of the Ministry, had approached the CIC with a complaint that the information provide to him was not sufficient and details be given to him. Acting on his plea, the CIC agreed with the plea of the applicant that the Ministry was not providing the information satisfactorily and issued show cause notice to the CPIO as to why he should not be penalised. "It was not adequate for the Ministry, which is the administrative Ministry in the GOI on the Narmada project, to so wash its hands of information on the principal subject, the importance of which to the execution of the project can hardly be denied," the CIC said. Padmanabhan, who responded to the show cause notice, had clarified that despite the efforts made by MoWR, Medha Patkar's NBA did not provide any state-wise list of the affected families in the states of Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra. Senior official fined Rs 15,500 for delayed RTI disclosure .:. NewKerala.Com, India News Channel
  20. Can a senior officer fine his subordinates for not furnishing information under the Right to Information Act? No, says the Karnataka Information Commission (KIC). In a recent order, the KIC ruled that penalty under Section 20 (1) can be levied only by the information commissions and that too only on public information officers. State chief information commissioner K K Misra and state information officer K A Thippeswamy ruled this while hearing a complaint filed by nine officials from Kolar. They were fined Rs 25,000 each — maximum penalty under the RTI Act, 2005 — by assistant commissioner of Kolar subdivision for denying information to an applicant. "The commission is aware that it is responsibility of all concerned, including the PIOs, to provide information sought under RTI Act promptly. Inordinate delays defeat the very purpose of the Act. In case, any official holding information is found to have failed to provide the required information without reasonable cause, he must be dealt with severely and action has to be taken against him. The option of levying penalty under section 20 (1) is, however, not available to the first appellate authority," KIC ruled. S Narayanaswamy, editor of local weekly, sought details of lands granted and copies of mutations from the tahsildar of Srinivasapura taluq. After the tahsildar replied that information was not available, the applicant went on appeal before the assistant commissioner,Kolar sub-division. In a surprise decision, the assistant commissioner, also the first appellate authority, slapped the highest penalty of Rs 25,000 on nine officials — from the tahsildar to the second division assistant to even the case worker — for having failed to furnish complete information. Upset with the decision, the officials complained and the KIC set aside the impugned order passed by the assistant commissioner. The KIC held that the first appellate authority has no powers to impose penalty under the RTI Act, but held that they can initiate disciplinary proceedings for dereliction of duty against the officials concerned. Only info panels can slap RTI fine-Bangalore-Cities-NEWS-The Times of India
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