urvashi sharma | 9 Mar 15:42 2014
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RTI POWER : DGP UP directs DIG of Complaint cell UP to investigate the matter of Moral turpitude & Criminal Conspiracy of both of Surendra Prasad (EX- Secretary Board of Technical Education of Uttar Pradesh Lucknow) and Smt. Shraddha Saxena alias Shraddha Shukla ( Lecturer of English in Government Govind Ballabh Pant Polytechnic Mohan Road Lucknow)

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Subject: Moral turpitude & Criminal Conspiracy of both of Surendra Prasad (EX- Secretary Board of Technical Education of Uttar Pradesh Lucknow) and Smt. Shraddha Saxena alias Shraddha Shukla ( Lecturer of English in Government Govind Ballabh Pant Polytechnic Mohan Road Lucknow) : Demand to get the matter investigated as per law of the land and punish them
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Sub. : Moral turpitude & Criminal Conspiracy of both of Surendra
Prasad (EX- Secretary Board of Technical Education of Uttar Pradesh
Lucknow) and Smt. Shraddha Saxena alias Shraddha Shukla ( Lecturer of
English in Government Govind Ballabh Pant Polytechnic  Mohan Road
Lucknow) : Demand to get the matter investigated as per law of the
land and punish them

Sir/Madam,

Government Govind Ballabh Pant Polytechnic  Mohan Road Lucknow is a
polytechnic which has  been functional since year 1965  under
executive control of Social Welfare Department of Uttar Pradesh. The
services of employees of this polytechnic are governed by Social
Welfare Department of U.P. Not only this, Social Welfare department of
Uttar Pradesh has its own service rules also. Secretary Board of
Technical Education of Uttar Pradesh has no legal right  to poke his
nose  in the executive affairs of the said polytechnic.

In recent past, Smt. Shraddha Saxena alias Shraddha Shukla ( Lecturer
of English in Government Govind Ballabh Pant Polytechnic  Mohan Road
Lucknow)  illegally met Surendra Prasad (EX- Secretary Board of
Technical Education of Uttar Pradesh Lucknow) , illegally handed over
a complaint related to an  executive matter of said polytechnic  and
Surendra Prasad (EX- Secretary Board of Technical Education of Uttar
Pradesh Lucknow)  performed an inquiry illegally with a conspire mind
, completed the inquiry in favor of  Smt. Shraddha Saxena alias
Shraddha Shukla ( Lecturer of English in Government Govind Ballabh
Pant Polytechnic  Mohan Road Lucknow)  and illegally  sent it to
Social Welfare Government without  any knowledge of principal of  said
polytechnic. Principal of said institute, vide letter no. C1075 dated
15-02-14 has informed me that inquiry report of Surendra Prasad (EX-
Secretary Board of Technical Education of Uttar Pradesh Lucknow) was
not sent to polytechnic and also that there is no department rule of
Social Welfare department of U. P. or any other rule as per which
Surendra Prasad (EX- Secretary Board of Technical Education of Uttar
Pradesh Lucknow)  was authorized to  conduct  inquiry  on complaint of
Smt. Shraddha Saxena alias Shraddha Shukla ( Lecturer of English in
Government Govind Ballabh Pant Polytechnic  Mohan Road Lucknow) .

The aforesaid Criminal Conspiracy is an act of  Moral turpitude also
by  involvement of both  public servants. This is noteworthy here that
Surendra Prasad is an accused in Rs. 1416 Lakh purchase & Maintenance
Scam and  Smt. Shraddha Saxena alias Shraddha Shukla  is the
mastermind of Mess-Scam involving lakhs of rupees which were used by
the said lady to appease select students and staff of the said
polytechnic for reasons best known to this lady only and are subject
to enquiry. This lady is a hardcore  conspirator and has proved
unusual closeness to IAS Sadakant Shukla( Presently Principal
Secretary of Housing ) & a similar case of  involvement of both in an
act of Moral turpitude & Criminal Conspiracy.

This should also be investigated as to what prompts male officers go
blindfold and act illegally to act as per whims & fancies of this lady
without going into the facts and law involved in the case.

The illegal act committed by Surendra Prasad and Smt. Shraddha Saxena
alias Shraddha Shukla  is punishable under section 166 of IPC  also.
So get  the matter investigated as per law of the land and punish
Surendra Prasad and Smt. Shraddha Saxena alias Shraddha Shukla .

Scanned copy of letter of principal is attached.
Copy by e-mail for necessary action at their end to :-
1-      Mr. Pranav Mukharjee,The President of India,New Delhi
<presidentofindia-Nmo00qXqng//PtFMR13I2A@public.gmane.org>,

Regards,

Yours Truly

Urvashi Sharma
Social Activist
Secretary- Yaishwaryaj Seva Sansthaan
F-2286,Rajajipuram,Lucknow-226017
Mobile – 9369613513 e-mail rtimahilamanchup-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w@public.gmane.org





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Syed Tanveeruddin | 9 Mar 14:13 2014
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facebook page to save karanji lake mysore

Subject: Facebook page to Save Karanji Lake in Mysore, Karnataka.


I will be able to edit / customise / change the above mentioned website address after getting 25 likes as I did w.r.t. the other two facebook pages whose links have been given / mentioned / reproduced below.



- Tanveer (Syed Tanveeruddin)







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urvashi sharma | 9 Feb 10:54 2014
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क्या आप जानते हैं कि देश में किन्नरों की ठीक संख्या क्या है!

read full ABP news story

http://socialactivistsanjaysharma.blogspot.in/2014/02/blog-post_1993.html

नई दिल्ली: विकास के लाख दावों के बावजूद भारतीय समाज आज भी स्त्री और पुरूष के परंपरागत दायरे में इस कदर बंधा हुआ है कि ट्रांसजेंडर और किन्नर को स्वीकार नहीं कर पाया है और सरकार के पास इनकी सही संख्या के बारे में आंकड़े उपलब्ध नहीं हैं.


आरटीआई के तहत सामाजिक न्याय और अधिकारिता मंत्रालय से प्राप्त जानकारी के अनुसार, 'मंत्रालय के पास यह सूचना (जनसंख्या के बारे में) उपलब्ध नहीं है. भारत के महापंजीयक के पास यह सूचना हो सकती है.'
मंत्रालय ने कहा, 'कैबिनेट सचिवालय ने हाल ही में सामाजिक न्याय एवं अधिकारिता मंत्रालय को ट्रांसजेंडरों की समस्याओं से निपटने का दायित्व सौंपा. मंत्रालय ने 22 अक्तूबर 2013 को ट्रांसजेंडर समुदाय की समस्याओं को देखने के लिए एक विशेषज्ञ समिति का गठन किया. समिति जल्द ही अपनी रिपोर्ट पेश करेगी.'

सूचना के अधिकार के तहत लखनउ स्थित आरटीआई कार्यकर्ता संजय शर्मा ने इस बारे में प्रधानमंत्री कार्यालय और सामाजिक न्याय और अधिकारिता मंत्रालय से जानकारी मांगी थी. मंत्रालय के एक अधिकारी ने ‘भाषा’ से कहा कि इस समिति की दो बैठकें हुई हैं और विभिन्न पहलुओं पर चर्चा की गई.

किन्नर और समुदाय से जुड़ी कार्यकर्ता दुलारी ने कहा कि हमारा समुदाय शताब्दियों से है . धर्म में हमें स्वीकार किया गया है, संस्कृति में हम स्वीकार्य हैं लेकिन फिर भी हमें बुनियादी संवैधानिक अधिकारों से वंचित किया गया है.

उन्होंने कहा कि दूसरी बातों को छोड़ भी दें तब भी हम सम्मान के साथ जीने का अधिकार चाहते हैं.

उन्होंने सवाल किया, 'क्यों नौकरियां केवल पुरूषों और महिलाओं के लिए हैं. देश के किसी भी नागरिक को नौकरी के लिए आवेदन करने का अधिकार होना चाहिए. शैक्षणिक संस्थाओं में ट्रांसजेंडरों को क्यों छोड़ दिया गया ?' शिक्षा के अधिकार कानून में हालांकि सभी बच्चों को शिक्षा पाने का अधिकार अधिकार है . जारी
 
कुछ समय पहले राष्ट्रीय विधिक सेवा प्राधिकरण ने एक सामाजिक न्याय वाद तैयार किया था. उच्चतम न्यायालय में ट्रांसजेंडरों और किन्नरों के कानूनी पहचान के बारे में शीर्ष अदालत में याचिका दायर की गई थी. ट्रांसजेंडरों एवं किन्नरों की स्थिति पर उठ रही चिंताओं के मद्देनजर पहली बार 23 अगस्त 2013 को राष्ट्रीय विचार विमर्श बैठक का आयोजन किया गया था. पहली बार देश में योजना आयोग ने 12वीं पंचवर्षीय योजना में ट्रांसजेंडरों के मुद्दों का उल्लेख किया है.

सामाजिक कार्यकर्ता अंजली गोपालन ने कहा कि प्राचीन काल से इस समुदाय के लोगों का उल्लेख मिलता है. अंग्रेजों के शासनकाल में दशा में काफी बदलाव आया और एक ऐसा कानून बना जिसमें स्वाभाविक और अस्वाभाविक की अलग परिभाषा सामने आई. इस कानून ने इनकी स्थिति को बदतर करने का काम किया.

अक्तूबर 2013 में उच्चतम न्यायालय में न्यायमूर्ति के राधाकृष्णन और न्यायमूर्ति ए के सिकरी की पीठ ने कहा था कि किन्नर समाज आज भी अछूत बने हुए हैं और आम तौर पर स्कूलों एवं शिक्षण संस्थाओ में दाखिला नहीं मिल पाता. उनके लिए बहुत कुछ किया जाना बाकी है.


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urvashi sharma | 7 Mar 11:56 2014
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Mar 7 UP Women more harassed in AKHILESHraj than MAYAraj : UPSWC data reveals 23% increase in reported women harassment cases while disposal rate decreased by a whopping 54% in AKHILESHRAJ :Akhilesh led govt. less sensitive towards women harassment issues as on a scale of 100, Akhilesh scores a poor 27 as compared to Maya’s 72: White Elephant Women Commission of UP keeps no tab on registration of FIRs on cases reported with it.

find scanned copies of RTI & reply from UPWC at given link

http://upcpri.blogspot.in/#!/2014/03/up-women-more-harassed-in-akhileshraj.html

Dear friend,
Come 8th march and we all  hear much of hue & cry from all quarters of Government boasting of government’s endless efforts to ensure safe environment for women of Uttar Pradesh.  Akhilesh too has always been seen & heard seconding this stand of government. On the eve of Women’s day,the big question is whether all such tall claims by our government are true or not and also as to whether these are based on facts & figures or are just based on whims & fancies of some sycophant officers & politicians of our state who are leaving no stone unturned to befool the real rulers i.e. U n me?
 
 
To adjudge the actual situation, I thought UTTAR PRADESH STATE WOMEN COMMISSION data could be an important indicator  of crime-against-women situation in UP.
 
 
On 16-12-13, I shot off a 11 point RTI to UPSWC. Through this RTI I demanded information on no. of cases reported, no. of cases disposed, no. of cases that turned into registering of FIRs etc. Also to know the change brought by Akhilesh in this arena , I thought to compare the previous Maya Government and present Akhilesh Government,so I asked data for  last 21 months of Maya Government & for first 21 months of Akhilesh Government.
 
The information furnished by UPSWC  vide letter no. 5364 dated 17-01-14 reveals an increase of 9205 cases during Akhilesh’s regime. This translates into a 23% increase in Women harassment cases as reported in UPSWC.
 
 
The data  reveals that during 21 months of Akhilesh govt. , UPWC received 49265 cases and disposed off  13429 cases only i.e. <at> 27% disposal rate as compared to 40060 cases received and 28952 cases disposed off by UPWC during last 21 months of Maya govt i.e. <at> 72% disposal rate.
 
The data also reveals that during 21 months of Akhilesh govt. , UPWC could dispose-off 13429 cases as compared to 28952 cases disposed by UPWC during last 21 months of Maya govt. This means a decrease of disposal by 15523 cases which translates into 54% decrease of diposed cases  in Akhilesh  govt.
 
Contrary to popular belief that Women Commission helps the victims in their fight against crime till it reaches its logical ends, UPWC has revealed that it neither helps in registration of FIRs in cases reported with it nor does it keep any record of registration of FIRs on cases reported with it.
 
Isn’t is enough to prove that like other commissions this Women Commission too is nothing but only a White Elephant and a Burdon on state’s exchequer.
 
I am going to launch a campaign to ensure time-bound relief to the applicants of UPWC , to make it mandatory for UPWC to keep tab on registration of FIRs on its cases and  also ensure follow-ups on thus registered FIRs.
 
 
I would like Akhilesh to come out of ring of sycophants as suggested by his father Mulayam Singh, start acting like a professional engineer also also to rely only on  fact-based scientific studies to give to UP what it wants from its governments.
 
 
Inauguration do no good to public. Do they?
 
Urvashi Sharma
9369613513


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Amitabh Thakur | 7 Mar 09:35 2014
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PIL regarding Sahara Credit Cooperative Society

PIL regarding Sahara Credit Cooperative Society

We filed a PIL today as regards the alleged impropriety of Sahara Credit Cooperative Society Limited in the Luckow bench of Allahabad High Court.

The PIL says that Sahara Credit has been registered as a Cooperative society at registration No UP 35 under the Multi State cooperative Act 2002. The cooperative societies are supposed to facilitate coming together of persons for a common purposes who pool in their resources for their collective goals.

But unlike the purpose of registration, Sahara Credit is known as collecting public money through schemes like Sahara E shine, Sahara A select, Sahara Minor, Sahara M Benefit and Sahara U Golden. Each of these schemes is being operated through workers of Sahara India and talk of various rate of returns and period of deposit.

We have said that this looks like a circuitous route with an intent to get away from the laws of the land related with collection of public money and hence seriously jeopardizes investors’ interest.

Hence we have prayed for enquiry into the above facts so to take all necessary action to ensure the complete compliance of the laws prescribed for collection of public money.

Any further information in this regards from any of u shall be extremely helpful for this cause. At the same time, any suggestion, after going thru the PIL will also be very useful to the cause. 

Copy of PIL--


Amitabh Thakur
# 094155-34526


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urvashi sharma | 6 Mar 15:09 2014
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Whistleblower RTI Activist harassed by Uttar Pradesh Government



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urvashi sharma | 6 Mar 15:07 2014
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http://upcpri.blogspot.in/2014/03/whistleblower-rti-activist-harassed-by.html



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Vinita Vishwas Deshmukh | 5 Mar 04:55 2014
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Fwd: Vinita Deshmukh's withdraw release [3 Attachments]

[Attachment(s) from Vinita Vishwas Deshmukh included below]

Vinita Deshmukh

Senior Journalist, RTI columnist & activist
Convener, RTI Forum For Instant Information (RFII)

Convener, Pune Passport Grievance Forum (PPGF)

Convener, Pune Metro Jagruti Abhiyaan

 

 


For the last couple of years, our country has been witnessing a major political upheaval and turmoil. It all started when crores of alert and upright citizens, angered with the corruption prevailing in all fields, rose and came onto the streets across the country to support the demand for passing a powerful anti corruption law in the form of the Jan Lokpal Bill.

 

Being a journalist who has always gone beyond the columns to support the cause and a Right To Information Act worker myself, I have always believed in transparent governance and committed myself to the cause of eradicating corruption from all walks of life. This belief of mine prompted me join the andolan and indeed I received an overwhelming support from Punekars, especially the youth. It was then that I realised that the citizenry strived for clean, non-corrupt politics and efficient, people friendly governance but such was the state of affairs that when it came to voting they were being forced to choose between the devil and the deep sea as dominance of existing political parties left little space for other alternatives. It was then that I decided to join Nav Bharat Democratic Party, a new generation political party launched by people who shared the same belief as mine.

 

It was this belief which resulted in announcement of my candidature for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections from Pune.

 

Ever since my candidature was announced, I have been campaigning to bring in political awareness among the people and canvassing for the need to vote for non-corrupt, clean, transparent and efficient governance. I have received mighty support from the media and many citizens in my endeavour.

 

However, lately, many a people and political outfits sharing the same beliefs that I hold are getting actively involved in the election process. If all such like-minded individuals and political parties were to come together, it would have been a formidable political force in the arena of elections. However, despite my efforts to bring in such unity, this possibility appears to be a distant dream. Therefore, in these elections, one can expect an increase in the number of parties and independent candidates contesting the elections. This is slated to defeat the cause of anti-corruption mission as large number of candidates professing same ideals will result in confusing people, dividing votes and thereby helping those people so despised by the citizenry, to win and come to rule again.

 

Considering this, I have decided not to contest the upcoming Lok Sabha election and instead concentrate on working on building pressure through my campaigns on those in power to utilise their powers in judicious and transparent manner and to give efficient governance and clean administration.

 

I take this opportunity to thank the leadership of Nav Bharat Party, my colleagues, the media and all those well wishers who invested their faith in me and stood by me and my belief. I am sure they would support my decision and continue to be with me in my continuing attempts to ensure transparency in governance and clean politics through my journalism and activism.

 

I would also life to make following appeal to the voters of Pune:


Please cast your vote. It is not only a matter of exercising your franchise but also a duty towards your nation. Failing to cast your vote is encouragement for plunderers of the country.


Use your good conscience to decide who to vote for. Remember in the present fluid political situation and days of politics of convenience, every vote cast for criminals, corrupt people who have no regard for you is a compromise with the future of the nation.

 

If you want your children to grow up in an economically developed, socially progressive, corruption free, communally integrated, harmonized, and strong nation, ensure that you exercise your franchise and vote for the right candidate.

 

Vinita Deshmukh

 



सौ. विनिता देशमुख

पत्रकार, माहिती अधिकार स्तंभलेखिका आणि कार्यकर्ती
समन्वयक, आरटीआयफोरम फॉर इन्स्टन्ट इन्फोर्मेशन (RFII)

समन्वयक, पुणे पासपोर्ट ग्रीव्हन्स फोरम (PPGF)

समन्वयक, पुणे मेट्रो जागृती अभियान

 


आपल्या देशात गेली काही वर्षे राजकीय परिवर्तनाचे वारे वहात असून त्यामुळे अनेक महत्वाची स्थित्यंतरे घडून येत आहेत. देशात माजलेल्या सर्वव्यापी भ्रष्टाचाराला आळा बसण्यासाठी जनलोकपाल विधेयकासारखा कडक कायदा करावा या मागणीसाठी देशभरातील कोट्यावधी जागरूक आणि प्रामाणिक नागरिक रस्त्यावर उतरले ही भारतात येऊ घातलेल्या मोठ्या राजकीय बदलाची नांदीच होती हे आता स्पष्ट झालेले आहे.

जनहिताशी बांधिलकी असलेली पत्रकार आणि माहिती अधिकार कार्यकर्ती या नात्याने मी नेहमीच वेगवेगळ्या समस्यांवर समाजातील वेगवेगळ्या समाजघटकांना एकत्र आणून तोडगा शोधण्याचे प्रयत्न केलेले आहेत. त्याखेरीज कारभार स्वच्छ असावा, सामाजिक तसेच राजकीय जीवनात पारदर्शकता असावी आणि भ्रष्टाचाराला आळा बसावा यासाठी मी सातत्याने प्रयत्न केले आहेत. सामाजिक मूल्यांशी असलेल्या माझ्या या बांधिलकीपोटीच मी स्वत: जनलोकपाल आंदोलनात सहभाग घेतला आणि सर्व थरातील पुणेकरांनी, विशेषतः तरुणांनी माझ्या या भूमिकेचे स्वागत करून मला भरघोस पाठिंबा देखील दिला. नागरिकांशी सातत्याने सुरु असलेल्या माझ्या संवादातून मला असे लक्षात आले कि कारभार लोकाभिमुख, भ्रष्टाचारमुक्त आणि कार्यक्षम असावा अशी कळकळ सर्वांनाच वाटत असली तरी प्रचलित राजकीय पद्धतीमध्ये लोकांना हवे असलेले स्वच्छ चारित्र्याचे आणि प्रामाणिक लोक राजकारणात प्रवेश करत नाहीत आणि त्यामुळे मतदारांना उडदामाजी काळे गोरे हा न्याय लावून मतदान करावे लागते. त्यामुळेच मी माझ्याशी समविचारी असलेल्या लोकांनी स्थापन केलेल्या नवभारत डेमोक्रॅटिक पार्टी या पक्षात प्रवेश केला. लोकांना हवा असलेला चांगला राजकीय पर्याय उभा करणे ही आपली जबाबदारी आहे या विचारातूनच मी नवभारत डेमोक्रॅटिक पार्टीच्या वतीने पुणे लोकसभा मतदारसंघातून २०१४ सालामध्ये होत असलेली लोकसभेची निवडणूक लढवण्याचा विचार केला.

माझी उमेदवारी जाहीर झाल्यापासून सातत्याने मी मतदारांमध्ये राजकीय जागृती निर्माण करण्याचा आणि जे स्वच्छ, पारदर्शक, भ्रष्टाचारमुक्त आणि कार्यक्षम कारभार करू शकतील अशा उमेदवारांनाच मते देण्याबाबत जनतेला प्रवृत्त करण्याचा जो प्रयत्न केला त्याला देखील माध्यमे, विविध संस्था आणि कार्यकर्ते तसेच समाजाच्या सर्वच थरातील लोकांकडून उत्स्फूर्त प्रतिसाद मिळाला. त्याबद्दल मी सर्वांचीच ऋणी आहे.

परंतु गेल्या काही महिन्यात परिस्थितीत अनेक बदल घडून आलेले आहेत. एका बाजूला सामान्य माणसांमध्ये राजकीय घडामोडींबाबत उत्सुकता निर्माण झालेली असून दुसऱ्या बाजूला माझ्याशी मिळतेजुळते विचार मांडणाऱ्या अनेक व्यक्ती आणि पक्षांनी निवडणुकांच्या राजकारणात उतरून काम करण्याची इच्छा व्यक्त केली आहे. वस्तुतः अशाप्रकारे विचार करण्याऱ्या सर्व व्यक्ती आणि पक्षांची एकजूट झाली तर खूपच कमी साधनसंपत्तीचा वापर करून ध्येय साध्य करणे सहज शक्य होईल. पण अशी एकजूट होण्याची चिन्हे सध्या दिसून येत नाहीत. परिणामी निवडणूक लढवणाऱ्या पक्ष आणि उमेदवारांच्या संख्येत वाढ होणे अपरिहार्य आहे. त्यामुळे सजग मतदारांच्या मतांची विभागणी होऊन लोकांना ज्यांच्या भ्रष्टाचाराचा वीट आला आहे असेच पक्ष आणि उमेदवार पुन्हा विजयी होण्याची शक्यता आहे.

ही शक्यता ध्यानात घेऊन जनतेचे हित डोळ्यासमोर ठेऊन मी येत्या लोकसभा निवडणुकीसाठी उमेदवारी अर्ज न भरण्याचा निर्णय घेतला आहे. अर्थातच सत्ताधाऱ्यांनी सत्तेचा वापर न्याय्य प्रकारे आणि जनतेच्या हितासाठीच करावा, कारभार भ्रष्टाचारमुक्त आणि कार्यक्षम असावा यासाठी माझे प्रयत्न यापुढेही सुरूच राहणार आहेत.

नवभारत डेमोक्रॅटिक पार्टीतील नेते आणि माझे सहकारी, माध्यमे तसेच माझ्यावर ज्यांनी अढळ विश्वास दर्शवला आणि मला सतत पाठिंबा दिला अशा सर्वांची मी सदैव ऋणी राहीन. माझ्या या निर्णयाचेही ते स्वागत करतील आणि यापुढील काळातही माझ्या कार्याला त्यांच्याकडून पाठिंबा मिळेल असा मला विश्वास आहे.

मी पुणेकर जनतेला पुढील आवाहन देखील करू इच्छिते:

कृपया आपल्या मतदानाच्या अधिकाराचा वापर करा. हा बहुमोल अधिकार वाया घालवू नका. मतदान करण्याचे टाळणे ही देशाला लुटणाऱ्या लोकांना अप्रत्यक्षपणे केलेली मदतच आहे. त्यामुळे आपल्या सदसदविवेकबुद्धीला पटेल त्या उमेदवारालाच मत द्या. गुन्हेगारी पार्श्वभूमी असलेल्या, भ्रष्ट, तुमच्याबद्दल कोणतीही आस्था असलेल्या उमेदवाराच्या विरोधात मतदान करणे हा तुमचा हक्क आहे याचे सदैव भान ठेवा. आपली पुढची पिढी आर्थिकदृष्ट्या प्रगत, सामाजिकदृष्ट्या पुरोगामी, भ्रष्टाचारमुक्त, सबळ देशात बंधुभावाने सौहार्दाच्या वातावरणात रहावी असे वाटत असेल तर सजगतेने आपला मतदानाचा अधिकार बजावा आणि योग्य त्या उमेदवारालाच आपले बहुमोल मत द्या!

विनिता देशमुख

 





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Vinita Deshmukh
Nav Bharat Democratic Party's Lok Sabha Candidate for 2014. www.nav-bharat.org
Senior Journalist, RTI columnist & activist
98230 36663
Consulting Editor, MoneyLife (www.moneylife.in)
Author of the book `The Mighty Fall' (based on Pratibha Patil post-retirement home scam and Dow Chemicals - success stories through use of RTI)
co-author of the book`To The Last Bullet' (based on Vinita Kamte's expose of the needless deaths of her police officer husband Ashok Kamter along with Hemant Karkare and Vijay Salaskar in 26/11 Mumbai terror attack, through evidence she procured under RTI)
Compiled and edited a book on RTI for YASHADA, `Milestone 7: Journey of RTI Act'
Guest faculty in Sri Balaji Society for teaching Conversational English and Communication Skills
Guest faculty in MIT, School of Government for teaching RTI Act
Convener, RTI Forum For Instant Information (RFII)
Convener, Pune Passport Grievance Forum (PPGF)
Convener, Pune Metro Jagruti Abhiyaan
My philosophy: When the nation is gripped with colossal corruption, participate in whatever way you can to cleanse it, for the biggest crime is to suffer injustice



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Lokesh Batra | 3 Mar 04:17 2014
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DH: RTI activist shot dead for seeking information

 
 
 
RTI activist shot dead for seeking information
 
Lucknow, March 2, 2014, DHNS:
 
 
Zakir Siddique, an RTI activist, was allegedly shot dead by the supporters of panchyat chief of Lalbojhi village in Uttar Pradesh’s Shravasti district, about 250 kilometres from here, late on Saturday night.
The panchayat chief’s husband Jagdev Verma and other supporters have been charged with killing Zakir after the victim’s wife Kamanrunnisha lodged an FIR in this regard, police sources said.
 
 
According to reports, Zakir had sought details of development works being undertaken in the village by the panchayat chief and had filed an application under the RTI Act with the district development officer.
 
 
“He would often visit the district officials and complain about the lack of development works or misappropriation of funds by the panchayat office bearers and demand action,” Kamanrunnisha said.
 
 
He also reportedly threatened to approach the state information commission as district officials were reluctant to provide him the information. The panchayat chief’s husband and his supporters had warned Zakir of serious consequences and asked him to withdraw his RTI query but he had declined.
 
 
Jagdev Verma and his supporters intercepted Zakir near his home on Saturday night and allegedly opened fire at him after an altercation.
 
 
Zakir was rushed to the near by community health centre at Ikauna where he was declared brought dead.
 
 
Four people were taken into custody in connection with the killing while a main accused was absconding and a hunt has been launched to nab him, the police said.
 
 
RTI activists had been killed in the past for seeking information and threatening to expose corrupt public officials. An RTI activist had been killed in UP's Sonebhadra district earlier.
 
 
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Lokesh Batra | 2 Mar 03:38 2014
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Moneylife: Now pay RTI fees online for 2,496 Central govt offices

 
 
 
 
Now pay RTI fees online for 2,496 Central govt offices
 
Vinita Deshmukh | 27/02/2014 12:28 PM |
 
 
A six year tenacious battle by Delhi-based RTI activist Commodore (retd) Lokesh Batra has resulted in the government facilitating eIPO for payment of RTI fees in 2,496 central government offices
 
Since 22 March 2013, only Indians abroad had the facility of paying Right to Information (RTI) fee online, for their e-RTI applications. Since 13 February 2014, all of us living in India too can use online RTI by paying the fee through electronic Indian Postal Order (eIPO) in 2,496 central government’s public authorities. As for public authorities of state governments, you can pay your RTI fees online but you need to take out a print-out of the eIPO and attach it to your RTI application.
 
 
According to RTI activist Commodore (retd) Lokesh Batra, who single-handedly has pursued this campaign since the last six years, there is much enthusiasm for the eIPO facility, but a mass public awareness needs to be created through media and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) working in the field of RTI.
 
 
The eIPO facility is important in terms of national savings too. As per a costing exercise undertaken in 2011-2012, the operational cost of a postal order is Rs37.45. This information came as a response to an RTI filed by an activist to the Department of Posts on 18 October 2013. An eIPO now comes virtually free, besides relieving citizens of the inconvenience of standing in long queues at Post Offices to procure an IPO.
 
 
In order to purchase the eIPO online, go to the e-Post Office Portal https://www.epostoffice.gov.in or India Post web-site www.indiapost.gov.in. A link for e-Post Office has been provided to create his/ her profile for the first time. Both Debit and Credit cards of any Bank powered by Visa/ Master can be used.
 
 
The Department of Posts, which has created this facility, spells out the following salient features of eIPO:
 

  • The eIPO facility is extended to Indian Citizens living in India

  • Indian Postal Order can be purchased online in electronic form termed as ‘electronic Indian Postal Order(eIPO)

    All the requirements for filing an RTI application as well as other provisions regarding eligibility, time limit, exemptions etc., as provided in the RTI Act, 2005 will continue to apply

  • The applicant will have to get himself/herself registered at ePost office portal of India Post i.e. https://www.epostoffice.gov.in or through India Post web site www.indiapost.gov.in (where a link for ePostoffice has been provided) to avail this facility to pay RTI fee. Email ID, Mobile number, address, date of birth and gender etc. will be captured at the time of registration.

  • For the process of registration as at (iv) above, email id and mobile number are mandatory. The codes for verification would be sent by the system on email id as well as mobile number provided while registering

  • The applicant has to select the Ministry/Department from whom he/she desires to seek the information under the RTI Act and the eIPO so generated can be used to seek information from that Ministry/Department only

  • Payment of RTI fee can be made using Debit card or Credit card of any Bank powered by VISA/Master

  • The eIPO service will be available at the web address www.epostoffice.gov.in It can also be accessed through the link given on India Post website www.indiapost.gov.in
  • A unique number for each transaction would be generated by the system which is to be used as eIPO number

  • A printout of the eIPO is required to be attached with the RTI application. If the RTI application is being filed electronically, eIPO is required to be attached as an attachment
 
Calling this as true participatory governance, Cmde Batra says the government responded positively to suggestions made by a citizen. So, what did it take to make eIPO, a reality? Following is the chronology of Cmde Batra’s campaign, to whom, all Indians in India and abroad need to thank.
 

  • It all started in October 2008 when Cmde Batra was visiting his daughter in Boston (USA) and wanted to file follow up RTI in the Nithari case but could not do as there was no facility for payment of RTI fee/cost from abroad

  • Between 2008 to 2013, Cmde Batra filed 150 RTI applications to Indian Mission in the US, Department of Personnel & Training (DOPT), Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), Prime Minister's Office (PMO) and Reserve Bank of India (RBI), Secretariats of President and Vice President and Leaders of Opposition in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha. A complaint was also filed in Central Information Commission (CIC).

  • 16 August 2010: Secretary or DoPT addressed two identical letters to the than Secretary (Post) and the than Foreign Secretary seeking solution

  • 6 September 2010: Secretary (Post) offered solution through their Virtual Post Office

  • 22 March 2013: Electronic Indian Postal Order (e-IPO) launched for Indian Citizens’ Abroad" After protracted efforts/deliberations within Government and RBI and Activists; the Department of Posts (DOP) came out with service of Electronic Indian Postal Order more known as e-IPO. This is a facility for ‘Indian Citizens’ abroad’ to be able to purchase Indian Postal Order electronically by paying RTI Fee on-line through e-Post Office Portal of the DOP.

  • 7 October 2013:On his proposal to Secretaries of MEA, DoPT and Department of Posts (DOP), the above e-IPO facility was extended on 7 October 2013 for “Indian Citizens’ abroad “ to include all 176 Indian Missions abroad in the above list making it to total 2,492. Central Public Authorities including Government of the National Capital Territory of Delhi (GNCTD) and union territories (UTs).

  • 22 October 2013: Cmde Batra sent a proposal to the secretaries of DoPT and DOP to “open the existing e-IPO facilities for our citizens’ living in India too”, for payment of RTI fee / cost consisting of 2,492 central public authorities, including 176 Indian Missions abroad, GNCTD and UTs).Polite Reminders were sent on 24 December 2013 and again on 02 January 2014.

  • 8 January 2014: The DOP sent confirmation to DoPT about acceptance of the proposal and DOP’s approval to now “Open existing e-IPO facility for our ‘Citizens’ living in India”

  • 9 January 2014: In response, DoPT welcomed the DOP’s acceptance

  • Launching : 13 February 2013 at 11AM : At Dak Bhawan
 
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Earlier stories in Moneylife:

 
 
(Vinita Deshmukh is consulting editor of Moneylife, an RTI activist and convener of the Pune Metro Jagruti Abhiyaan. She is the recipient of prestigious awards like the Statesman Award for Rural Reporting which she won twice in 1998 and 2005 and the Chameli Devi Jain award for outstanding media person for her investigation series on Dow Chemicals. She co-authored the book “To The Last Bullet - The Inspiring Story of A Braveheart - Ashok Kamte” with Vinita Kamte and is the author of “The Mighty Fall”.)


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urvashi sharma | 1 Mar 15:29 2014
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Missing files excuses by PIOs are no more valid : CIC issues show cause as to why penalty cannot be imposed on the PIO for obstructing the delivery of information and directs the public authority to institute an internal enquiry immediately and take necessary action against the persons found involved in the missing of the file;

 http://upcpri.blogspot.in/2014/03/missing-files-excuses-by-pios-are-no.html

CENTRAL INFORMATION COMMISSION
(Room No.315, B­Wing, August Kranti Bhawan, Bhikaji Cama Place, New Delhi 110 066)
File No.CIC/AD/A/2012/003063­SA
(Sh.Rahul Kumar Goyal Vs. SDM, Delhi)
Appellant
:
Sh.Rahul Kumar Goyal
Respondent        
SDM , Delhi
Date of hearing
:
26.2.2014
Date of decision
:
26.2.2014
Information Commissioner
:
Prof. M. Sridhar Acharyulu
(Madabhushi Sridhar)
Referred Sections
:
Sections   3,   19(3)   of   the
RTI Act
Result
:
Appeal allowed / disposed of
FACTS
    The appellant is present.  The Public Authority is absent. 
2.   The appellant submitted that he is seeking the information through his RTI application
dt.13­4­2012, a copy of the affidavit of marital status submitted by his wife   Ms. Swati
Kalgaonkar, whom he had married on 24
th
 Dec.,2003 and  registered before the  SDM on
29­12­2003.     The   appellant   further   submitted   that   Ms.   Swati   Kalgaonkar   was   already
married to one Mr. Abdul Aziz before his marriage with her.   But she submitted a false
affidavit   to   the   SDM   that   she   was   not   married.     The   appellant   has   shown   to   the
Commission, a copy of the certificate of marriage of Ms.Swati Kalgaonkar with Mr. Abdul
Aziz.  Subsequently, Ms. Swati Kalgaonkar obtained an ex­parte decree of divorce with the
appellant, from a court in USA.  After this divorce with the appellant, Ms.Swati Kalgaonkar
married another man,  Mr. Sachin Brahmi, which was also dissolved because she did not
disclose information about her previous marriages.  
3.    The appellant also submitted that the above affidavit is required in connection with the
criminal cases filed by Ms.Swati Kalgaonkar accusing him and his family members under
section 498A IPC.  The affidavit is the key document which would prove his innocence in
the criminal case.  
4.      The PIO/SDM(NW) replied to the appellant by his letter dated 21
st
 May, 2012 stating
that no records for the year 2003 are presently available in his office.  But  the FAA by his
order dated 5­7­2012 did not agree with the PIO and directed him to get the concerned file
located and provide the required documents to the appellant and furnish the reply to the
appellant within 15 days.     In spite of this FAA Order,   the appellant could not get the
required information from the PIO so far.
5.   In view of the above, the Commission views this matter seriously as the PIO has failed
to comply with the orders of FAA, which amounts to obstructing the delivery of information,
thereby breaching the provisions of section 20 of the RTI Act, 2005.  The Commission also
observes   that   whenever   the   Public   Authority   makes   a   claim   that   the   relevant   file   is
missing, it is expected to give detailed explanation as to when did they discover that the
file was missing, what action they had taken to trace the same and what could be done, if
the file is not traced, what is the policy, procedure and regulatory mechanism available in
the office when the files are missing or claimed to have been missing, etc.  In the absence
of detailed explanation, the Commission cannot accept the reply of PIO given in a casual
manner, amounting to denial of information under RTI Act, as nowhere in the Act, such a
defence  is available  to  the  Public  Authority.   Claiming  that a particular file is  missing,
establishes the fact that the file was with them, till it was found missing or mis­placed or
deliberately removed.   Hence, that information would fall in the category of information
held by the Public Authority and thus it is the responsibility of the Public Authority to share
that information with the appellant. 
6.   The Commission, therefore, directs the respondent authority as under:­
(a)
To show cause why penalty cannot be imposed on the PIO for obstructing the
delivery of information;   his explanation should reach the commission within 3 weeks
from the date of receipt of this order
(b)
To institute an internal enquiry immediately and take necessary action against
the persons found involved in the missing of the file;
(c)
To comply with the order dated 5­7­2012 of the FAA within one month. 
7. The Commission also recommends to the Secretary, Department of Revenue, Government
of NCT Delhi, for immediate enquiry into this matter involving the  obstruction of furnishing the
information to the appellant, as the said information is highly relevant for his life and liberty.
The Commission advises the Secretary, Deptt. Of Revenue, GNCTD to direct the concerned
officer to trace the information and furnish the same to the appellant.  A copy of this order shall
be given to the Secretary, Deptt. Of Revenue, GNCTD for information and necessary action. 
8.   The Commission ordered accordingly. 
(M.Sridhar Acharyulu)
Information Commissioner
Authenticated true copy:
(Ashwani K. Sharma))
Designated Officer 
Address of the parties: 
1.
The CPIO under RTI
Govt. of NCT of Delhi
O/o Addl. District Magistrate cum Land Acquisition Collector,
N/W Distt. Kanjhawala, 
Delhi (011­25953786)
2.
Shri Rahul Kumar Goyal
67C­Ground Floor, Parsvanath Panchvati, 
Taj Nagri Phase­II
AGRA­282001 (UP)
3.
The Appellate Authority under RTI
O/o Addl. District Magistrate­cum­
Appellate Authority 
North West District, Kanjhawala,
DELHI (O11­25953786)
COPY FOR INFORMATION AND NECESSARY ACTION TO:
4.
Secretary,
Department of Revenue,
Govt. of NCT of Delhi, 
SECRETARIAT,
I.P.ESTATE
NEW DELHI­110002. 
(Phone: 23392020)
 


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