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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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[24 Jan 2012 | Comments Off on Reliance Infra’s Stopping NOC for Switching Over to Tata Power is Illegal: MERC | ]
Reliance Infra’s Stopping NOC for Switching Over to Tata Power is Illegal: MERC

Mumbai, 24th Jan 2012 : In a set back to Reliance Infra (RINFRA) the Major Electricity distributor in Mumbai, who had deliberately stopped allowing switching over process for Consumers from Rinfra to Tata Power (MERC) MAHARASHTRA ELECTRICITY REGULATORY COMMISSION has issued an order to Rinfra , stating that the stopping of Switching over was wrong on part of RINFRA the copy of the order dated 17th Jan 2012 is enclosed which directed RINFRA to continue with the process of Joint Meter Reading (JMR), as set out in 15th October 2009 Order for changeover of Consumers.

From our end, Consumer and RTI Activist Mohd. Afzal was following up on the case closely and got the copy of the order which was passed by (MERC) MAHARASHTRA ELECTRICITY REGULATORY COMMISSION, Consumers are requested to quote this order and also file complaints with MAHARASHTRA ELECTRICITY REGULATORY COMMISSION (MERC) in the case of RINFRA refusing a Joint inspection for switch over.

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[17 Nov 2011 | One Comment | ]
Mumbai High Court Status Quo On Lavasa Construction To Continue

Mumbai High Court Status Quo On Lavasa Construction To Continue
 
Various PILs against the Lavasa Hillcity project promoted by Hindustan Construction Company came for hearing today before the Bombay High Court bench of Justice Sharad Bobade and Justice Tahiramani. The hearing was critical in the context of the conditional clearance granted by Ministry of Environment and Forest (MoEF) on November 9th 2011. When MoEF informed the court about clearance then the joint petitioners NAPM and other social activists raised to issues of violation and questioned the clearance as illegal and granted …

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[3 Aug 2011 | Comments Off on Maharashtra Opposition Leader feels that SIC selection rules should be framed | ]
Maharashtra Opposition Leader feels that SIC selection rules should be framed

August 3, 2011: Yesterday evening, RTI Activists met Opposition Leader Eknath Khadse at his office opposite Mantralaya, Krishnaraj Rao has sent in the details of the meet, RTI Activists urged Mr.Khadse to exercise his clout as one of the members of the Selection Committee of State Information Commissioners. They explained the issue of non-transparent selection of Information Commissioners, and handed over this letter: http://tinyurl.com/Eknath-Khadse-SIC-Selection
To his credit, he was already quite well clued in about the issue. “The last couple of times that we selected Information Commissioners, I was quite surprised …

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[14 Apr 2011 | One Comment | ]
Notice Issued To Paradise Height…Is It An Act Of  Vengeance ?  It was Just A Formality !! Says Sub-Engineer Pagare In Front of The State Information Commissioner .

Here is how the RTI Activist’s prove that a Nexus exists between the Building proposal department ,Builders and Developers. On 19th March 2011 RTI Activist had published an article regarding Paradise Height, a building in Millat Nagar,Mumbai,which was issued a Vacating Notice by the Building Proposal Department : http://rtiactivist.com/?p=769 .

In this article RTI Activist Mohammed Afzal had specifically stated that there is a Nexus between the builder and the BMC’s Building Proposal Department, and only due to that the Building Proposal Department had issued a vacating notice to Paradise Height. …

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[14 Apr 2011 | 2 Comments | ]
RTI Activist’s Union : Minutes Of Meeting Held on 9th April

RTI Activist Krishnaraj Rao, shares with us the minutes of the last meeting held of the proposed RTI Activist Union on 9th April.
The meeting held on Saturday, 9 April, was our most action-oriented meeting till date. This meeting – fourth in the series — was attended by 30 persons, including 6-7 wanting advice and hand-holding on matters involving builders, redevelopment, unauthorized constructions etc.
Contact details of 30 persons present: http://tinyurl.com/phone-email-30-persons
 
Photos of meeting: http://tinyurl.com/9th-April-pix
Highlights of this meeting:
1)      The Union took up the major problem of rejection of RTI applications by MCGM’s Building …

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[12 Apr 2011 | One Comment | ]
Lokpal Bill Will Be The Final Nail In The Coffins Of Corrupt

Only the Common man along with RTI Activists,and social activists have been the biggest supporters of the Lokpal bill,which if implemented will have astonishing results, but there have been assumptions as to how the Lokpal bill will facilitate the common man, These are being raised by many people, mostly politicians. Kapil sibbal had said “I ask this question, if a poor child does not have any means for education, then how will Lokpal Bill help? If a poor man needs help for medical services then he will call …

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[11 Apr 2011 | Comments Off on Non-Electoral Politics has attained Puberty with Anna-Arvind’s Jantar-Mantar Campaign . | ]
Non-Electoral Politics has attained Puberty with Anna-Arvind’s Jantar-Mantar Campaign .

RTI Activist and Author Krishnaraj Rao’s views on India Against Corruption Movement.
Fellow citizens of India and media-persons,Congrats. You staged an audacious coup! You not only made the central government back down, you made it yield territory for citizen-participation in framing legislation. The government was forced to take cognizance of this groundswell of public opinion. You have impressed on all legislators the urgent need for a strict law to curb corruption. The days of leniency are over.
What you achieved:
1)      Ruling & Opposition parties were placed on notice. Citizens, you proved that …

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[10 Apr 2011 | Comments Off on I Will Not Enter Politics : Anna Hazare | ]
I Will Not Enter Politics : Anna Hazare

Anna Hazare along with RTI Activist Arvind Kejriwal has been the crusader for the Lokpal Bill and there have been doubts raised on Anna Hazare’s integrity, the Cracks are emminent when Baba Ramdev the so called supporter of Anna Hazare raised questions on the selection of the Panel, The Panel in which there are two members of the same family, who belong to the legal fraternity, but Hazare justified it by stating they are from the Legal background and non corrupt, thus their selection.
It was clear with this that Baba …