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[25 Aug 2013 | Comments Off on Pravasi Bharat’s Protests Held In London Against Amendment Of RTI Act. | ]
Pravasi Bharat’s Protests Held In London Against Amendment Of RTI Act.

Pravasi Bharat U.K based Organisation of the citizens of India held a  Protest on 17th August 2013,against  the Indian Government’s  introduction of a bill in Parliament to amend the RTI law, as a reaction to the recent Central Information Commission order, which declared six political parties to be public authorities under the RTI Act.
Protests were held and petition copies were given to Government of India through Indian High Commission  in London.
The Act has enabled the making of informed choices and strengthened participatory democracy; by enabling the citizens of India to monitor and …

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[3 Aug 2013 | Comments Off on Political Parties = Not Under RTI And Not Under Judiciary ?…Laws Are For Common Citizens Not Politicians | ]
Political Parties = Not Under RTI And Not Under Judiciary ?…Laws Are For Common Citizens Not Politicians

The Cabinet’s clearance to the amendment of the Right to Information Act to keep political parties out of the ambit of the transparency law and also approving the move to seek a review of the Supreme Court’s ruling that barred convicted legislators from holding on to their seats pending a hearing on their appeals, has proved once again that Political Parties and Politicians are above the People of this Country and Judiciary, infact the version of Politician’s is Supreme Court should stay out of the matters of Policy making !!! …

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[31 Mar 2013 | Comments Off on Alert Tata Power Consumers !!! Please raise objection with MERC [Mah Electricity Regulatory Comm] before 5th April 2013 | ]
Alert Tata Power Consumers !!! Please raise objection with MERC [Mah Electricity Regulatory Comm] before 5th April 2013

Please raise objection with MERC [Mah Electricity Regulatory Comm] before 5th April 2013 – Tata Power energy charges are low right from the begining, but extra charges by way of Cross Subsidy Surcharge, Regulatory Asset Recovery and Increase in Wheeling Charges supposed to be paid to Rinfra will subsequently increase the Electricity bill amount

Enclosed is the format for the mail or letter to be sent to MERC to oppose these charges.
THE CHAIRMAN,
MERC [Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission],
World Trade Center, Center No.1,
13th Floor, Cuffe Parade,
Colaba, Mumbai – 400 005..

Telephone No. : 091-22-2216 3964/65/69 , Fax : …

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[16 Mar 2013 | Comments Off on Maharashtra Housing societies, Red Alert !!! Oppose Amendments to MCS Act URGENTLY! | ]
Maharashtra Housing societies, Red Alert !!! Oppose Amendments to MCS Act URGENTLY!

Maharashtra Housing societies, Red Alert !!! Oppose Amendments to MCS Act URGENTLY!
 
RTI Activist Krishnaraj Rao alerts us how the recent amendments to Maharashtra Co-operative Societies Act 1960 (MCS Act) vide an ordinance has some dangerous issues. The 97th Constitutional Amendment mandated the States to amend the laws so that co-operatives could become truly autonomous and democratic. However, the amendments in Maharashtra’s law encroach on the fundamental rights of people living in co-operative housing societies, and will reduce the autonomy of the housing societies. Before the ordinance is ratified in the …

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[17 Dec 2012 | Comments Off on Illegal Construction On Forest Land : Who To Blame, Municipal Corporation,Politicians Or Sub Registrar Office ? | ]
Illegal Construction On Forest Land : Who To Blame, Municipal Corporation,Politicians Or Sub Registrar Office ?

Are you a resident of a Illegal Construction on Forest Land  and are furious and don’t know who to blame ? Well Blame it on the entire system The Local BMC,Politicians and the Sub Registrar Office the biggest Culprit, Atleast in Thane District in Maharashtra you can blame all of them.
If you go thru the list below of Thane District in Maharashtra major portions fall below Forest Land, but the Thane Municipal Corporation and the Sub Registrar office has blatantly given permissions and approvals for constructions to Builders , who …

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[18 Jul 2012 | Comments Off on M’rashtra Info Chief Ratnakar Gaikwad Gets Journo Sacked, Warns “Mischievous” RTI Activists & Bloggers | ]
M’rashtra Info Chief Ratnakar Gaikwad Gets Journo Sacked, Warns “Mischievous” RTI Activists & Bloggers

Ratnakar Gaikwad

18 July, 2012, Mumbai. As reported by RTI Activist Krishnaraj Rao, Stung by allegations of malfeasance in handing out MMRDA’s canteen contract, Maharashtra’s Chief Information Commissioner (SCIC) Ratnakar Gaikwad wrote to Shailender Dhavan, Editor-In-Chief of Free Press Journal: “…to curb mischievous use of Right to Information and use of the media – print and or electronic – I intend to file a libel petition against your publication and the concerned RTI activists.” His stern email added, “I expect you to publish my expression as zealously as you published the …

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[8 Jul 2012 | Comments Off on Analysis: Where do the limits Quasi-Judicial Authorities’ Discretionary Powers lie? | ]
Analysis: Where do the limits Quasi-Judicial Authorities’ Discretionary Powers lie?

RTI Activist Krishnaraj Rao’s Analysis: Where do the limits Quasi-Judicial Authorities’ Discretionary Powers lie?
Let us Understand Bombay High Court’s Directions to all Quasi-Judicial Authorities in Maharashtra about How to Hold Hearings, Give Orders etc.
Dear friends,
There are many authorities in India and in each state, where the complainant can himself file the complaint without the aid of a lawyer. They are not courts. The orders of these bodies are typically passed in a shorter time as compared to the judiciary, i.e. the courts. If people are not satisfied, the aggrieved parties …

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[2 Jul 2012 | 2 Comments | ]
RTI Act under threat: Outgoing Information Commissioner Shailesh Gandhi

Information Commissioner Shailesh Gandhi

RTI Act Under Threat : As Per Out Going Information Commissioner Shailesh Gandhi
As reported by CNN-IBN : Outgoing Information Commissioner Shailesh Gandhi has warned that the Right to Information Act is under threat and might become irrelevant in the next five years imp source.
Speaking to CNN-IBN, Gandhi said that the threats come from various sections. “The RTI Act is growing very well across the country, but there are serious threats to it,” he said.
He said that the government officials tend to get uncomfortable as the RTI Act has …

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[21 Jun 2012 | Comments Off on Conspiracy theory: Did RTI Applications’ “Heat” Cause the Blaze in Maharashtra’s Mantralaya? | ]
Conspiracy theory: Did RTI Applications’ “Heat” Cause the Blaze in Maharashtra’s Mantralaya?

21 June, 2012, Mumbai: RTI Activist Krishnaraj Rao highlights and points towards a Conspiracy theory of what happened in Mantralaya Today.
While Mantralaya’s documents are going up in smoke, many of us RTI activists have suffered a direct hit. We have lost hope of getting the documents we need to unearth scams, as Mantralaya departments will now routinely deny us saying that the files were burnt, or are in disarray and hence unavailable under RTI.
So, did someone want to burn specific documents in Chief Minister’s office and Chief Secretary’s office, and …

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[15 Jun 2012 | Comments Off on RTI Activist & Retd.Lt.Col. Haridas Mandal Reveals Details Of Encroachment at Secunderabad Cantonment !!! | ]
RTI Activist & Retd.Lt.Col. Haridas Mandal Reveals Details Of Encroachment at Secunderabad Cantonment !!!

RTI Activist & Retd.Lt.Col. Haridas Mandal Reveals Details Of Encroachment at Secunderabad Cantonment.
Lt Col retd Haridas Mandal, an RTI Activist from Secunderabad found out that an encroachment on Defence land of a different kind.  he states ” Here there is no ‘much abused Land Mafia’ from the Civil Society. No tainted Politician. No ‘Steal Frame’ bureaucrat. It is being perpetrated by the very reputed highly decorated Generals who are entrusted with the noble tasks to protect the honour of our sovereign country. Those highly respected highly decorated Generals who are …