Sarbajit Roy | 30 Jul 03:37 2015
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[IAC#RG] PUBLIC GRIEVANCE about ACB Delhi under Vigilance Dept GoNCTD

To:
The Chief Secretary
Govt of NCT Delhi

cc: (for information)
1) Addl Secy to LG/Delhi
2) Commissioner of Police/Delhi

URGENT: PUBLIC GRIEVANCE


Respected Sir

I am reliably given to understand that monitoring and supervision of Delhi's Anti Corruption Branch (ACB) is retained with yourself


I am shocked to infer from credible recent reports in the national media that the highly publicised 1031 helpline is actually a fraud carried out by private persons, apparently closely related to present Chief Minister of Delhi and his associates, and that the lakhs of complaints submitted by citizens have been actually used for extortion / blackmail against honest officers and to perpetuate the regime of corruption Delhi is historically notorious for,

Accordingly I would be obliged if you would kindly urgently inquire into the reasons why my 9 complaints against corrupt officers of GoNCTD, made to the number 1031, have not been acted upon.

Specifically, I would be obliged if the proper FIR, as prescribed vide Punjab Police Rules and CrPC, for my information relating to corruption in 1031 helpline and disclosing commission of associated cognisable offences which was given by me on Saturday 25.July.2015 at 3:15 PM to Anti Corruption Branch is provided to me immediately and certainly within 48 hours.

PS:  You may also kindly inquire why the aforementioned  ACB website link has not been updated since 2006, as such shoddiness reflects quite poorly the image of the Hon'ble Lieut Governor of Delhi's administration and your own performance.

sincerely

Sarbajit Roy
NationalConvenor
India Against Corruption,jan andolan

B-59 Defence Colony 
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Anil Kumar Dhir | 23 Jul 06:18 2015
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[IAC#RG] O R O P

My following observation needs to be checked up for authencity, for if was understood by the concerned Individuals, the problem of OROP would not have been created. 

Mind and thoughts are bound to go disarray in ignorance of the same, & towards taking erroneous adminitrative decisions, related to Indian Army, Indian Navy & the Indian Air Force.

Officials in our Government, IAS, IFS, IPS etc. . .  organisations, besides majority of our corrupt Politicians are ignorant of the fact and reason to appreciate (& I guess that I am right) that it is only the OFFICERs of the Indian Armed Forces, are handed over Commissioning Orders duly signed by the President of INDIA, in ink.

The point is. . .that they need to ponder & have sense enough to understand, why it is thus!?!
 
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[rti_india] CIC now has 20 CPIOs including a Public Grievance Officer ! [2 Attachments]

 
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CIC now has 20 CPIOs - including one with responsibility of Public Grievance Officer (PGO) !

The original circular and the corrigendum are attached to this post.
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[RTI INDIA] "Eminence" of Mr Shri Sudhir Bhargava, Information Commissioner

As per Namit Sharma II, the SC had directed in para 32(v):

(v) We further direct that the Committees under Sections 12(3) and 15(3) of the Act while 
making recommendations to the President or to the Governor, as the case may be, for 
appointment of Chief Information Commissioner and Information Commissioners must 
mention against the name of each candidate recommended, the facts to indicate his 
eminence in public life, his knowledge in the particular field and his experience in the 
particular field and these facts must be accessible to the citizens as part of their right to 
information under the Act after the appointment is made. 

However, no such disclosure made on the CIC website :


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Randhir Phagura | 18 Jul 05:49 2015
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[IAC#RG] It is Time to shut the IAS Down

While the article gives valid arguments for reform of the 'great' IAS, the real problem are the politicians. These are not enlightened people but only the riff-raff 'dadas' who have climbed up to their respective positions over the shoulders of our naive, gullible, ignorant and indolent compatriots. Many of them are coerced by these 'dadas' through the neo-feudal and neo-vassal system that is yet rife in our unfortunate land.
These politicians are not knowledgeable about anything. Their mental capabilities are very limited. If they had any capability then they would not have chosen politics as a career; they might have joined the IAS or the Services or other such competitive avenues. They, therefore, have no clues about the ministries allocated to them. Hence, they are completely dependent on the Babu who is very intelligent and cunning and plays tricks on them in such a way that they literally 'eat out of his hands'. They are thus very happy with the arrangement and support the Babu to run his writ as he pleases. They have not joined politics to serve the people but to serve themselves and just to fill the gap in the vacancies left by the intelligentsia who do not wish to 'dirty their hands', so to say! Hence, the idea of reforming the IAS would never ever enter their head.
Modi is a different politician in that he wishes to serve the Nation and he is sincere about it. He is exerting himself to the hilt. But results are not matching his efforts. Reason again is limited capability. Now consider the capabilities of say Obama, Putin or even XI with those of Narinder Modi. He too, therefore, was not very clear as to 'HOW' he has to proceed in order to get to the very laudable objectives that he had spelled in the beginning.
But capability is not the only handicap. The other impediment is opposition to him within the party. His position is anything but strong in the BJP. Recall that the same people who are today occupying prominent positions in his cabinet were, at one stage, opposed to him till he got the thumping majority for them. They are still watchful for any slip by him. That might be the reason that he could not take any action against the 'fraudulent ladies'. Hence, he cannot take any strong decision such as were taken by Indira Gandhi, as PM. The question of reforming the IAS, then, may not have entered his thoughts, as yet. In due course as and when he is on a firmer ground, politically, he may venture upon it.
Meanwhile, one important aspect of the IAS reforms was to confine them to particular branches of administration such as 'Finance' 'Home', 'Defence' and so on; just as the services are confined to their respective arms and services. The IFS are already specialists in the External Affairs and hence, better informed about their subject. The same could be done for other branches of administration. Taking the totals for the States as well, there would be sufficient vacancies in each branch.
The intelligentsia, on its part, must bring out the subject topic in the open and let it be discussed in the TV and print media.Confining to the internet is a limitation.

Regards,

Randhir Phagura

Maj Gen (Retd.)
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Venkatraman Ns | 16 Jul 02:39 2015
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[IAC#RG] IPL SCAM - ARE COSMETIC PUNISHMENTS ENOUGH ?

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India Against Corruption 

                                                                                                                      IPL SCAM – ARE COSMETIC  PUNISHMENTS  ENOUGH ?

It has been proved beyond doubt that match fixing has taken place in IPL tournament and millions of cricket fans have been cheated and taken for a ride. After much public outcry and intervention of the judiciary, investigation  has been completed and judgement pronounced. However, those who care for probity in public life and transparency in sports matters and who think that the guilty should not be spared, are now disappointed.

Many people think that considering the level of scam and the damage that the image of cricket as sports has suffered, punishments imposed are marginal and cosmetic. Such lenient  award of punishment make the guilty people having the last laugh and perhaps, the scamsters will continue to play their tricks and mischief in  future,feeling confident that they can get away.

Two teams  in IPL have been banned but one can be sure that the owners of the team will launch another team in some other name. What is to be noted is that the verdict has banned the teams and not the owners of the teams.  As a matter of fact,. N.Srinivasan, who was owner of the Chennai Super Kings team till recently ,has now said that he has nothing to do with the team.

Investigation has clearly established that Srinivasan’s son in law is guilty .He was involved in affairs of Chennai Super Kings along with his father in law N.Srinivasan, who is also the Chief of Board of Control for Cricket in India. Obviously, the son in law could not have indulged in the mischief without the knowledge  of the father in law and the father in law has been controlling Chennai Super Kings as well as Board of Control for Cricket in India. The question upper most in the mind of cricket fans is that while the son in law has been punished, why  the father in law has been left scot free . Are the Indian fans so naïve to think that son in law is guilty but father in law is not guilty.

Now, what will the two match fixers who have been banned by the verdict do now.  They have suffered loss of reputation but they may not think that this is a loss at all, as these are the people who have indulged in match fixing with least consideration for ethics and fair play. One can be sure that they will be active in cricket under some other binami name,  sooner or later and perhaps, sooner than  later.

It is an established practice that the punishments imposed by judiciary should be in tune with the seriousness of the crime and the punishment  must act as deterrent for other mischief makers and match fixers in   future.

Cricket is known as the gentleman’s game. Unfortunately today ,cricket is no more the sports that we know of . It has become a place for politicians, dishonest people and corrupt elements who control the game.

It is unfortunate that an opportunity to reform cricket and restore it’s glory have been lost by the judiciary verdict, that appears to be cosmetic and certainly is disappointing.

N.S.Venkataraman
Nandini Voice For The Deprived

 

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anandpseth | 15 Jul 19:55 2015
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Re: [IAC#RG] It's time to shut the IAS down

Sir, I appreciate your observation and suggestion to present govt. But believe me‎ it is not an easy task to tame bureaucracy. If we go back to history- Mr L P Singh, the then Home Secretary got Mr Gulzari L Nanda failed. Any other all India service can be clipped but not IAS. Hopefully Mr Modi  will be able to control, as essentially required.

Anand P Seth

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Let us not have any sympathy for Modi who has not maintained any of his promises . The main problem with him has been  that he could not tame bureaucracy , which was not a difficult task. This could have been  done  by inducting men of integrity  from all services in his PMO and  at higher level professionals in other departments . All these years IAS have been trying their best to head all the departments even if they may not be knowing their basics.
In addition there is a need to bring ACCOUNTABILITY , RESPONSIBILITY and TRANSPARENCY as part of their job profile.

This would have given him leverage in taming the so called   steel frame of the country now fully rusted.
Above all he must sustain his decisions , where he has miserably failed. 

On Sun, Jul 12, 2015 at 11:15 PM, Anil Kumar Dhir <dhiranil-PkbjNfxxIARBDgjK7y7TUQ@public.gmane.org> wrote:
Forwarding as received, for it makes a lot of sense, sharing this article specially with those among us, who love welfare of our Society, our Armed Forces, and above all, our country as a whole.  It is an open fact that they are also the creator of the problem that is existing and around the widely known subject matter as OROP issue !
Anil Dhir

Date: Sun, 12 Jul 2015 19:34:09 +0530
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It's time to shut the IAS down

                    ( A forward as received)

 
Last updated on: June 08, 2015 13:17 IST
The IAS distrusts outsiders bringing change, the product of being a tenured cadre; it worships authority rather than citizenship, the legacy of being lackeys of the Queen-Emperor -- and it admires itself above all, for no reason that the rest of us can discern. Mihir S Sharma explains.
If Prime Minister Narendra Modi fails to live up to the expectations that he has raised, it will not be entirely his fault.
After all, he has moderated his promises.
The shining vision of India's future he outlined in early 2014 has been replaced by the -- still inspiring -- set of aspirations listed in the 2015 Budget.
A house for everyone by 2022, with 24-hour power, clean drinking water, a road and modern sanitation; one job per family, medical and skilling facilities close by, and much else of that nature.
You cannot fault his targets, and you cannot fault his energy.
If he seems to have little idea of how to get there, well, he was never asked for such details about implementation on the campaign trail, so it's a little late to complain now.
The problem is that he is trying to drive the country to these oh-so-distant targets by 2022, but he still has the same old car with which to do it.
Today, in the middle of 2015, it is doubly, triply, quadruply clear that changing the driver was not enough -- the driver was never the biggest, the realest problem. The real problem is the car.
Modi might have the will, the energy, the sincerity and the ambition. But unless he fundamentally changes the system that implements his will, that realises his ambition, he is doomed to fail.
And that system is the Indian government and its bureaucracy. I want you to pause for a moment to think, as objectively as you can, about how farcical it is.
We, the world's fastest-growing economy and its largest democracy, have a state structure basically unchanged from the extractive system set up to rule a vast, pastoral country on behalf of a distant island nation.
We have a twice-born bureaucracy that holds so much power.
Why? Because they are the happy inheritors of a system in which civil servants would have been loyal to Queen and Whitehall, but ministers may have been dangerously nationalist -- and thus needed to be easily vetoed or blocked.
We still have a tenured, generalist civil service, organised on Victorian public-school principles, even as our economy and governance become fiendishly more complex.
Every single foreign investor, foreign do-gooder, foreign diplomat, is astounded by both the intelligence of their Indian bureaucratic interlocutor and their -- much of the time -- complete and utter ignorance of the issues at hand.
What else can you expect?
The person having to deal with FIIs today may have been dealing with water harvesting yesterday.
No matter how high your rank in a deadly dull competitive examination in the early 1980s, you will not handle that transition seamlessly.
It is natural, therefore, that you take no risks and show no imagination; you are, after all, always a step behind those you are regulating or governing.
It is less natural that you are incredibly arrogant even while being that step behind. (Or to suppose that anyone else in government being paid more than you would be a colossal, extraordinary insult to the Indian Republic, equivalent to Bangladesh annexing most of Eastern India. Imagine if a tax expert or a lawyer was hired from the private sector and paid more than the Cabinet Secretary! The whole edifice of government would collapse! Anarchy would rule! Four southern states would sink into the sea! Etc, etc)
We have an un-fire-able, unaccountable civil service, which can screw up as much as it likes -- consider, for example, the monumental error that was the FII-MAT (minimum alternate tax) imbroglio -- and still will face no consequences.
This is the largest cause of the institutionalised mediocrity that holds this country back. Even promotions are largely dependent on seniority and not record; nobody would run any other organisation thus, but it's OK to run a complicated, under-governed country like this?
Ah, we are told, but insulating administrators is necessary to ensure they are not subject to politicisation -- to ensure they are "independent".
This laughable claim can only be the product of wilfully refusing to actually read even one newspaper headline over the past 20 years.
Who can claim that bureaucrats are not politicised, given contemporary history? How many have simply refused to sign what they are supposed to? There are some such glorious names, but vanishingly few.
Combine these three factors, and you have a government machinery that is unaccountable, under-informed, and all-powerful. It lacks creativity. It automatically stifles innovation (witness the colossal idiocy underlying its shutdown of Uber in the capital).
There is no alternative but to shut these people down. Root-and-branch reform, beginning with an end to the imperial-era privileges of the Indian Administrative Service.
The IAS distrusts outsiders bringing change, the product of being a tenured cadre; it worships authority rather than citizenship, the legacy of being lackeys of the Queen-Emperor -- and it admires itself above all, for no reason that the rest of us can discern.
The prime minister, sadly, agrees with that.
He, too, seems to imagine that his transformative promises can be operationalised and implemented by the same people who have failed us for 70 years.
His first action on entering 7, Race Course Road, was to tell the secretaries to the Union that they could speak to him directly, cutting out their ministers.
Subsequently he took over all appointments. This is in a way natural; when Modi was appointed chief minister of Gujarat, he had no experience of -- or history of interest in -- policy.
Guess who he turned to? Perhaps that's why the bureaucrats other Indians see as obstructive, backward-looking monuments to institutional arrogance are seen by our prime minister as gentle tutors in the art of governance.
This is a pity, since the only way he will actually transform India is by first transforming its hopelessly out-of-date government.
Actually, if Prime Minister Narendra Modi fails to live up to the expectations that he has raised, it will be entirely his fault. He should have started by ending the IAS.









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Sarbajit Roy | 16 Jul 06:35 2015
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Re: [IAC#RG] It's time to shut the IAS down

Dear Brig Ahuja

The entire nation, except for a small handful of bhagats, reciprocates
that Mr. NaMo is a complete failure on all fronts, including OROP.

A large part of the scam money looted during UPA years was channelled
back into BJP and AAP to fuel their unsustainable PONZI rackets of
making one rash promise after another. That the model is unsustainable
is shown that AAP has been forced to raise VAT on petrol/diesel by Rs.
2 despite knowing that it will fuel inflation.

The IAS has not allowed Mr. NaMo to get away with blatant crony
capitalism which Mr.NaMo's sponsors expected when they massively
financed him / BJP for LS elections. Hence, a concerted social media
campaign to soften up the IAS and euthanise the "Rules" which they
administer.

Obviously the corporates such as Ambanis and Adanis would now want the
IAS removed or emasculated so that they can achieve their goals.

BTW, why not dismantle the entire General Staff of the Armed forces so
that colonels and commanders can directly fight wars with our enemies
?

Sarbajit

On 7/14/15, Jagjit Ahuja <jagjit.ahuja@...> wrote:
> Let us not have any sympathy for Modi who has not maintained any of his
> promises . The main problem with him has been  that he could not tame
> bureaucracy , which was not a difficult task. This could have been  done
>  by inducting men of integrity  from all services in his PMO and  at higher
> level professionals in other departments . All these years IAS have been
> trying their best to head all the departments even if they may not be
> knowing their basics.
> In addition there is a need to bring ACCOUNTABILITY , RESPONSIBILITY and
> TRANSPARENCY as part of their job profile.
>
> This would have given him leverage in taming the so called   steel frame of
> the country now fully rusted.
> Above all he must sustain his decisions , where he has miserably failed.
>
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Harbhajan Singh | 16 Jul 07:47 2015
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Re: [IAC#RG] It's time to shut the IAS down

My Dear Gaur,

How are you?

I wonder if this topic is discussed in the NDC!!!!!

We require Administrative and political reforms. But dear Gaur all the Governments are being managed by the IAS!!! Does any one think IAS would let any such reforms take place and above all be implemented!! Just look at OROP case!!!

We need a military/Presidential take over for two years in which the agenda should be administrative and political reforms and then hand over the reigns back to the new dispensation. I agree it is an Utopian idea but if we need to achieve some thing such ideas have to come up.

My considered view is that India is going to go down the drain and China-Pak combine will subjugate us in a decade or two may be. Things on the ground for common people including our types are very bad indeed and deteriorating fast.

Harbhajan Singh
Lt Gen

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Yes, but will it not be a piece-meal change?
Our whole system of governance is based on the colonial british model.
Our judicial system is based on the same.
Our laws are based on the same. Some laws are as old as 1860 just after it was taken over by the Imperial power.
Our Constitution is primarily drawing upon the British Model. 
Yet the realisation that changes are needed in the institutions of Governance should lead to the desired changes sooner or later.
Hiring of experts/advisors outside the IAS system could be one way to dilute their dominance. Mr. Modi seems to have realised and doing so in some areas.
JKGaur
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Forwarding as received, for it makes a lot of sense, sharing this article specially with those among us, who love welfare of our Society, our Armed Forces, and above all, our country as a whole.  It is an open fact that they are also the creator of the problem that is existing and around the widely known subject matter as OROP issue !
Anil Dhir

Date: Sun, 12 Jul 2015 19:34:09 +0530
Subject: Fwd: It's time to shut the IAS down
From: 
To:


It's time to shut the IAS down

                    ( A forward as received)

 
Last updated on: June 08, 2015 13:17 IST
The IAS distrusts outsiders bringing change, the product of being a tenured cadre; it worships authority rather than citizenship, the legacy of being lackeys of the Queen-Emperor -- and it admires itself above all, for no reason that the rest of us can discern. Mihir S Sharma explains.
If Prime Minister Narendra Modi fails to live up to the expectations that he has raised, it will not be entirely his fault.
After all, he has moderated his promises.
The shining vision of India's future he outlined in early 2014 has been replaced by the -- still inspiring -- set of aspirations listed in the 2015 Budget.
A house for everyone by 2022, with 24-hour power, clean drinking water, a road and modern sanitation; one job per family, medical and skilling facilities close by, and much else of that nature.
You cannot fault his targets, and you cannot fault his energy.
If he seems to have little idea of how to get there, well, he was never asked for such details about implementation on the campaign trail, so it's a little late to complain now.
The problem is that he is trying to drive the country to these oh-so-distant targets by 2022, but he still has the same old car with which to do it.
Today, in the middle of 2015, it is doubly, triply, quadruply clear that changing the driver was not enough -- the driver was never the biggest, the realest problem. The real problem is the car.
Modi might have the will, the energy, the sincerity and the ambition. But unless he fundamentally changes the system that implements his will, that realises his ambition, he is doomed to fail.
And that system is the Indian government and its bureaucracy. I want you to pause for a moment to think, as objectively as you can, about how farcical it is.
We, the world's fastest-growing economy and its largest democracy, have a state structure basically unchanged from the extractive system set up to rule a vast, pastoral country on behalf of a distant island nation.
We have a twice-born bureaucracy that holds so much power.
Why? Because they are the happy inheritors of a system in which civil servants would have been loyal to Queen and Whitehall, but ministers may have been dangerously nationalist -- and thus needed to be easily vetoed or blocked.
We still have a tenured, generalist civil service, organised on Victorian public-school principles, even as our economy and governance become fiendishly more complex.
Every single foreign investor, foreign do-gooder, foreign diplomat, is astounded by both the intelligence of their Indian bureaucratic interlocutor and their -- much of the time -- complete and utter ignorance of the issues at hand.
What else can you expect?
The person having to deal with FIIs today may have been dealing with water harvesting yesterday.
No matter how high your rank in a deadly dull competitive examination in the early 1980s, you will not handle that transition seamlessly.
It is natural, therefore, that you take no risks and show no imagination; you are, after all, always a step behind those you are regulating or governing.
It is less natural that you are incredibly arrogant even while being that step behind. (Or to suppose that anyone else in government being paid more than you would be a colossal, extraordinary insult to the Indian Republic, equivalent to Bangladesh annexing most of Eastern India. Imagine if a tax expert or a lawyer was hired from the private sector and paid more than the Cabinet Secretary! The whole edifice of government would collapse! Anarchy would rule! Four southern states would sink into the sea! Etc, etc)
We have an un-fire-able, unaccountable civil service, which can screw up as much as it likes -- consider, for example, the monumental error that was the FII-MAT (minimum alternate tax) imbroglio -- and still will face no consequences.
This is the largest cause of the institutionalised mediocrity that holds this country back. Even promotions are largely dependent on seniority and not record; nobody would run any other organisation thus, but it's OK to run a complicated, under-governed country like this?
Ah, we are told, but insulating administrators is necessary to ensure they are not subject to politicisation -- to ensure they are "independent".
This laughable claim can only be the product of wilfully refusing to actually read even one newspaper headline over the past 20 years.
Who can claim that bureaucrats are not politicised, given contemporary history? How many have simply refused to sign what they are supposed to? There are some such glorious names, but vanishingly few.
Combine these three factors, and you have a government machinery that is unaccountable, under-informed, and all-powerful. It lacks creativity. It automatically stifles innovation (witness the colossal idiocy underlying its shutdown of Uber in the capital).
There is no alternative but to shut these people down. Root-and-branch reform, beginning with an end to the imperial-era privileges of the Indian Administrative Service.
The IAS distrusts outsiders bringing change, the product of being a tenured cadre; it worships authority rather than citizenship, the legacy of being lackeys of the Queen-Emperor -- and it admires itself above all, for no reason that the rest of us can discern.
The prime minister, sadly, agrees with that.
He, too, seems to imagine that his transformative promises can be operationalised and implemented by the same people who have failed us for 70 years.
His first action on entering 7, Race Course Road, was to tell the secretaries to the Union that they could speak to him directly, cutting out their ministers.
Subsequently he took over all appointments. This is in a way natural; when Modi was appointed chief minister of Gujarat, he had no experience of -- or history of interest in -- policy.
Guess who he turned to? Perhaps that's why the bureaucrats other Indians see as obstructive, backward-looking monuments to institutional arrogance are seen by our prime minister as gentle tutors in the art of governance.
This is a pity, since the only way he will actually transform India is by first transforming its hopelessly out-of-date government.
Actually, if Prime Minister Narendra Modi fails to live up to the expectations that he has raised, it will be entirely his fault. He should have started by ending the IAS.









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[rti_india] Fw: [kria] Fwd: KIC RECOMMENDS DISCIPLINAY ACTIN AGAINST FIRST APPELLATE AUTHORITY

 

 
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On Saturday, 20 June 2015 11:46 PM, "Kathyayini Chamaraj kchamaraj-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w@public.gmane.org [kria]" <kria-hHKSG33TihhbjbujkaE4pw@public.gmane.org> wrote:


 
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Date: 20 June 2015 at 05:46
Subject: KIC RECOMMENDS DISCIPLINAY ACTIN AGAINST FIRST APPELLATE AUTHORITY

It is mandatory to hear and dispose off First Appeals filed under Section
19(1) of the RTI Act by the First Appellate Authorities. It is observed by
the KIC that majority of First Appellate Authorities neither heard the
first appeals nor passed any speaking orders. This has resulted in
mounting pendency before the Informatin Commission. Therefore Commission
decided to recommend for Disciplinary Action against the First Appellate
Authorities.

Commission in their order dated 26.5.2015 recommended for initiating
Disciplinary Action against Revenue Officer, Bommanahalli Valaya, who was
the first appellate authority, for his failure to dispose off the first
appeal under the Act.

A COPY OF THE ORDER ISSUED BY THE KARNATAKA INFORMATION COMMISSION IN KIC
12186 APL 2014 DATED 26.5.2015 IS ATTACHED for your reference and guidance.

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[rti_india] Delhi High Court directs for distribution of Chief IC’s cases to all ICs to clear the backlog [3 Attachments]

 
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The Delhi HC has directed the Central Information Commission to redistribute cases pending in the Registry of the Chief IC amongst all the present Commissioners, in order to clear the backlog.

(1) The Hon’ble Delhi High Court in a landmark decision dated 22-5-2015 (copy enclosed) has directed the Central Information Commission to allocate the cases pertaining to the Chief Information Commissioner to all the Information Commissioners, who shall hear them according to the seniority unless priority hearing is necessary.

(2) The High Court has also directed that priority hearing should not only be confined to the cases of Sr. Citizens and Physically Challenged Persons but should also extend to cases of life and liberty and other categories of such cases

(3) The High Court also directed the CIC to maintain a register digitally or otherwise, indicating date of institution and pendency of cases according to their age so that they could be heard chronologically.

(4) The above directions have been issued on the application filed by Shri R.K. Jain consequent upon the failure of the CIC to decide his complaint against Mrs. Sonia Gandhi, President, Indian National Congress for her deliberate failure to comply with the Full Bench decision of CIC to appoint CPIOs and First Appellate Authority under RTI Act, despite the directions dated 22-8-2014 of the Hon’ble Delhi High Court to decide the said complaint within 6 months. The Registrar’s communication dated 13-5-2015 refusing to place the matter before the Senior Information Commissioner is also attached. Shri J.K. Mittal, Advocate appeared on behalf of the Writ Petitioner.

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