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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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[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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[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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[11 Jun 2012 | Comments Off on Ratnakar Gaikwad’s Relationship with RTI & Mantralaya’s Toxic Decision-Making Environment | ]
Ratnakar Gaikwad’s Relationship with RTI & Mantralaya’s Toxic Decision-Making Environment

11 June 2012, Mumbai: This isn’t about Ratnakar Gaikwad, who was sworn in as Chief Information Commissioner of Maharashtra last Friday in the teeth of widespread opposition from RTI Activists. This is about the decision-making environment in Mantralaya, MMRDA and many other government offices. It is about how government documents are nowadays like burqas, concealing the real decision-making process and often making the RTI process infructuous. Ratnakar Gaikwad’s correspondence with a chief of Western Naval Command shows how, when he was head of MMRDA, he did not even reply for …

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[26 May 2012 | Comments Off on How To Get RTI Information from Registrar of Cooperatives: Two Good High Court Orders | ]
How To Get RTI Information from Registrar of Cooperatives: Two Good High Court Orders

RTI Activist & CHS Activist’s Jeby Patel and  Jagdish Gianchandani have forwarded here two recent judgments – dated 2011 and 2012 — that you can cite before the public information officer (PIO) and appellate authorities of Cooperatives Department of any state, and also State Information Commissioners. The first judgment is from Bombay High Court Nagpur Bench, upholding an order given by State Information Commissioner, Amravati Division that directs the Assistant Registrar of Cooperative Societies to procure and give information to the RTI applicant from a cooperative society (which is not …

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[4 May 2012 | Comments Off on PUNJAB STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION FLOUTS ITS OWN REGULATIONS !!! | ]
PUNJAB STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION FLOUTS ITS OWN REGULATIONS !!!

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PUNJAB STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION FLOUTS ITS OWN REGULATIONS !!
RTI Activist from Chandigarh Surendera M. Bhanot has forwarded us these details , sent to him by Kuldeep Singh Kalra, The State Information Commission, Punjab does not bother to follow the information disseminated on its website . As per manual iii of the section 4(1)(b) available on its website, “The Commission receives appeals against the orders of appellate authorities under section 19 of the RTI Act. These are placed before the CIC what is sildenafil citrate. The appeals are decided …