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Tuesday, 21 June 2011

DG Shipping, RAK Afrikana and questions on FOC . . .


To:-
 
Shri S.G. Bhandare, PIO, or incumbent PIO, under RTI Act of India 2005,
Public Authority the Dy. Director General of Shipping,
Jahaz Bhavan,Walchand H. Marg, Mumbai - 400 001 ( India)
 
dtd: 10th May 2011
 
Greetings & Jai Hind!!  Most humbly request information under the RTI Act of India, 2005,  please provide me with the following information. THIS INFORMATION IS SOUGHT IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST, AND THERE IS OVER-RIDING PARAMOUNT LARGER PUBLIC INTEREST TO BE GIVEN THE INFORMATION I HAVE ASKED FOR.
 
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INFORMATION REQUIRED:-

1) Please provide me a certified copy of following documents held by or available to your public authority. I would also like to inspect all concerned files online personally at New Delhi.

a) Please provide me with full style and address of the RPS agencies involved in recruiting and sending Indian seafarers on board the following vessels which have been hijacked/pirated for the period from
01 January 2010 onwards:- mv RAK AFRIKANA, mv ASPHALT VENTURE and mv SININ.
 
b) Please provide me with full style and address of the entities who are registered owners, beneficiary owners, desponent owners, tax-haven owners, secret owners, any other owners, as well as any entities holding lien on vessel and cargo of the above ships with Indian seafarers onboard:- mv RAK AFRIKANA, mv ASPHALT VENTURE and mv SININ.
 
c) Kindly provide me with information on whether contact has been established by DG Shipping with the entities mentioned in 'a" and "b" above, and if so, details thereof.
 
d) If any of the above said statutory records is not available, the complete details of how it was destroyed / weeded out in each case..
 
e) Electronic access to the catalogue (or catalogues) of all records of your public authority duly indexed in a manner and the form to facilitate right to information, either over the computer networks or in the form of a diskette or other electronic media at the prescribed fees.
 
Sent by eMail and signed hard copy, (signed) and humbly submitted,
 
 
Veeresh Malik,  D-61, Defence Colony, New Delhi - 11oo24   (mobile: 00-91-99118-25500)
 
Note 1:-Application fee of Rs. 10/- in cash shall be submitted within 30 days as per procedure laid down by DoP&T at PIO, DG Shipping, Mumbai, or at any one of the nominated APIOs located at the specified Post Offices in India, and a copy of this application along with receipt shall be sent to you co-terminus. Interim, you are requested to commence processing this RTI Application as per the RTI Act-2005 with effect from date of submission of this electronic copy, also as per the RTI Act-2005.
Note 2:- The public authority, Office of DG Shipping, Mumbai, has not yet published their arrangements to accept / accompany electronic payments for e-filings as per section 6 of the Information Technology Act 2000, is requested to do same, - and hence I am constrained to go to extra expense / trouble to file a routine email request by Postal Department also.
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Competition UnCommission RTI . . .


To:-
The Central Public Information Officer (Incumbent):-
Central Public Information Officer, Satya Prakash, Director (Law),  
Competition Commission of India,
The Hindustan Times House, 18-20, Kasturba Gandhi Marg,
New Delhi –110001, India
or
Central Assistant Public Information Officer , Sukesh Mishra, Joint Dir. (Law),
Competition Commission of India,  
The Hindustan Times House, 18-20, Kasturba Gandhi Marg,
New Delhi –110001, India
dtd: 11th May 2011
Greetings & Jai Hind!!  Most humbly request information under the RTI Act of India, 2005,  please provide me with the following information. THIS INFORMATION IS SOUGHT IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST, AND THERE IS OVER-RIDING PARAMOUNT LARGER PUBLIC INTEREST TO BE GIVEN THE INFORMATION I HAVE ASKED FOR.
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INFORMATION REQUIRED:-
1) Please provide me information on how many cases were brought before the CCI during FY 2008-2009, 2009-2010 and 2010-2011.
2) Kindly provide me information on how many decisions were announced by the CCI during FY 2008-2009, 2009-2010 and 2010-2011.
3) Kindly provide me with information of all cases pertaining to banks pending with the CCI on date.
4) Kindly provide me with information on all decisions pertaining to banks with the CCI up to date.
5)  Electronic access to the catalogue (or catalogues) of all records of your public authority duly indexed in a manner and the form to facilitate right to information, either over the computer networks or in the form of a diskette or other electronic media at the prescribed fees.
Sent by eMail and signed hard copy, (signed) and humbly submitted,
Veeresh Malik,  D-61, Defence Colony, New Delhi - 11oo24   (mobile: 00-91-99118-25500)
Note 1:-Application fee of Rs. 10/- in cash shall be submitted within 30 days as per procedure laid down by DoP&T at PIO, CCI, New Delhi, India, or at any one of the nominated APIOs located at the specified Post Offices in India, and a copy of this application along with receipt shall be sent to you co-terminus. Interim, you are requested to commence processing this RTI Application as per the RTI Act-2005 with effect from date of submission of this electronic copy, also as per the RTI Act-2005.
Note 2:- The public authority, Competition Commission of India, New Delhi, has not yet published their arrangements to accept / accompany electronic payments for e-filings as per section 6 of the Information Technology Act 2000, is requested to do same, - and hence I am constrained to go to extra expense / trouble to file a routine email request by Postal Department also.
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What is really happening in Landour, spy-central, Uttarkhand?





To:- Ms. Sanjukta Ray,  Central Public Information Officer, Prime Minister's Office, South Block, New Delhi - 110101.
cc:-  Shri K. Salil Kumar,  Central Public Information Officer, Prime Minister's Office, South Block, New Delhi - 110101

dtd: 16th May 2011

Greetings & Jai Hind!!  Most humbly request information under the RTI Act of India, 2005,  please provide me with the following information. THIS INFORMATION IS SOUGHT IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST, AND THERE IS OVER-RIDING PARAMOUNT LARGER PUBLIC INTEREST TO BE GIVEN THE INFORMATION I HAVE ASKED FOR.

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INFORMATION REQUIRED:-

a) Please provide me with information on status of RTI Compliance by the following Public Authorities in and around Landour Cantt., Mussoorie, Uttarakhand, viz:- Landour Cantt. Board under Ministry of Defence; DGDE, Doordarshan, All India Radio, PMO, President of India.

b) Please provide me with information on electronic avaliability of records of land holdings within Landour Canttonment Board area, including but not restricted to private parties, religious entities,  Societies, Schools, NGOs, Landour Cantt. Board under Ministry of Defence; DGDE, Doordarshan, All India Radio, PMO, President of India.

c) Please provide me with information on what action is taken by the Government of India to ensure that foreign tourists entering the Landour Canttonment Board area for any reason whatsoever, including for long-stay to learn Hindi/other languages at the Landour Language Institute/North India Institute of Language Study Society, are staying at proper legitimate accomodation adhering to all Laws of India, including taxation laws, laws preventing conversions and evangelism, religious activities, conversions, pertaining to renting of properties in Canttonment Board areas. Following website may assist:-
http://landourlanguageschool.com/

"Accommodation:-  The school does not take responsibility for arranging accommodation. Students are strongly advised to make arrangements for accomodation very early in their preparations. And please note that acommodation is difficult to find from May through October.

Boarding Houses in Landour:-
Rokeby Manor Guest House - 5 minutes from School, Accomodation @ Rs. 1250 per night which includes 3 meals, available. Contact : Mr. Nicholas Rodricks, Landour Cantt, Mussoorie, Uttarakhand. Phone: 91 9760255447, 91 135 2635604/05/06,    Fax 91 135 2635606.    Email
reservations@rokebymanor.com     Website www.rokebymanor.com
DevDar Woods - Mr. Anil Prakash, Sister's Bazar, Mussoorie, Uttaranchal. Phone: 91 135 2632644 / 2632544. email: anilprakash56@yahoo.com
Hazelwood House, - within 10 minutes walking distance from School Contact: Mr. Pawan Kumar Gupta, Sister's Bazar, Mussoorie, Uttaranchal. Phone: 91 135 2631304. email: pawansidh@gmail.com
Ivy Bank - Mr. Manohar Lal Sharma, Landour Cantt. Mussoorie, Uttaranchal. Phone: 91 135 2630278
Northern Stores - Mr. Prem Bijalwan, Landour Bazar, Mussoorie, Uttaranchal. Phone: 91 135 2632123.
Wolf's Burn - Mr. V. Uniyal, Landour Cantt., Mussooie, Uttaranchal. Phone: 91 135 2631440. Mobile: 9837938204 e.mail-
vijayauniyal@hotmail.com
"WOODSIDE" ,Sisters Bazaar ,Landour Cantt, Mussoorie , UA 248179 INDIA. Contact Mr. I.Z. Bhatty Phone: Delhi: 0091 11 26843503 . Mobile# 9810712887, Mussorie 0091 135 263 1587. Email: bhattyiz@gmail.com
"Kilmarnock" - Shivranjani Singh, Landour Cantt, Mussoorie. Uttaranchal. Phone: 91-931-226-3149 & 91-98-111-53-950 e.mail- shivranjanis@rediffmail.com
"Snow View Guest House" - Mr. Rakesh Garg, Sister's Bazaar, Landour Cantt, Mussoorie. Uttaranchal. Phone: 0091 135 2632721, 0091 9837818854 e.mail- sumit18_garg@rediffmail.com
"See Forth Lodge" - Ms. Sujata Chauhan Phone: 0091 11 202511563, 0091 11 206515560, Attn : Mr. Vinod kumar, Clock Tower, Mussoorie. Phone: 0091 135 2632801 e.mail- revinodkumarart@hotmail.com
"Doma's Inn Guest House" - e.mail- siddharth.nima@gamail.com or tenzing@momotours.com
"Elcott Lodge" - Phone: 0091 135 2632301, 0091 11 23013188

d) If any of the above said statutory records is not available, the complete details of how it was destroyed / weeded out in each case..

e) Electronic access to the catalogue (or catalogues) of all records of your public authority duly indexed in a manner and the form to facilitate right to information, either over the computer networks or in the form of a diskette or other electronic media at the prescribed fees.

Sent by eMail and signed hard copy, (signed) and humbly submitted,

Veeresh Malik,
D-61, Defence Colony,
New Delhi - 11oo24
(mobile: 00-91-99118-25500)

Note 1:-Application fee of Rs. 10/- in cash shall be submitted within 30 days as per procedure laid down by DoP&T at PIO, PMO, New Delhi, or at any one of the nominated APIOs located at the specified Post Offices in India, and a copy of this application along with receipt shall be sent to you co-terminus. Interim, you are requested to commence processing this RTI Application as per the RTI Act-2005 with effect from date of submission of this electronic copy, also as per the RTI Act-2005.
Note 2:- The public authority, PMO, New Delhi, has not yet published their arrangements to accept / accompany electronic payments for e-filings as per section 6 of the Information Technology Act 2000, is requested to do same, - and hence I am constrained to go to extra expense / trouble to file a routine email request by Postal Department also.
Note 3:- I wish to specify that you may please not provide to me that information (or particular portion thereof) which would impede the prosecution of offenders under any law of India, and also any personal information which is unconnected with any public activity/interest or which invades the privacy of any person. THIS INFORMATION IS SOUGHT IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST, AND THERE IS OVER-RIDING PARAMOUNT LARGER PUBLIC INTEREST TO BE GIVEN THE INFORMATION I HAVE ASKED FOR.

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Note: Transferred under 6/3 by PMO to Defence Secretary.

FSSAI under MoFP, how did they permit ASPARTAME in India??



To:- Mr. K.K. Maheshwary, DIA, PIO.,  / Mr. Awdesh Kumar, Nodal Officer/RTI, or incumbent Central Public Information Officer, Ministry of Food Processing Industries, Panchsheel Bhawan, August Kranti Marg, New Delhi - 110049
dtd: 31st of May 2011
Greetings & Jai Hind!!  Most humbly request information under the RTI Act of India, 2005,  please provide me with the following information. THIS INFORMATION IS SOUGHT IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST, AND THERE IS OVER-RIDING PARAMOUNT LARGER PUBLIC INTEREST TO BE GIVEN THE INFORMATION I HAVE ASKED FOR.
 
INFORMATION REQUIRED:-
 
1) Please provide me with information on how the item "artificial sweetener" and/or "aspartame" was permitted to be used in any products under your Ministry's purview, when FSSAI vide their letter Dy. No.L-257/Dir(M)/FSSAI/2011 dated 10th of May 2011 (attached) have clarified that "risk analysis" as required by Indian law was not carried out.
 
2) Please provide me with full information on the specific officials or entities under your Ministry who were or are responsible for the above.
 
3) Please provide me with full information on how green dot is applied by your Ministry in food products containing artificial sweeteners/ASPARTAME when risk analysis has not been done.
 
4) If any of the above said statutory records is not available, the complete details of how it was destroyed / weeded out in each case..
Sent by eMail and signed hard copy, (signed) and humbly submitted,

Veeresh Malik,
D-61, Defence Colony,
New Delhi - 11oo24
(mobile: 00-91-99118-25500)

Note 1:-Application fee of Rs. 10/- in cash shall be submitted within 30 days as per procedure laid down by DoP&T at PIO, MoFP, New Delhi, or at any one of the nominated APIOs located at the specified Post Offices in India, and a copy of this application along with receipt shall be sent to you co-terminus. Interim, you are requested to commence processing this RTI Application as per the RTI Act-2005 with effect from date of submission of this electronic copy, also as per the RTI Act-2005.
Note 2:- The public authority, MoFP, New Delhi, has not yet published their arrangements to accept / accompany electronic payments for e-filings as per section 6 of the Information Technology Act 2000, is requested to do same, - and hence I am constrained to go to extra expense / trouble to file a routine email request by Postal Department also.
Note 3:- I wish to specify that you may please not provide to me that information (or particular portion thereof) which would impede the prosecution of offenders under any law of India, and also any personal information which is unconnected with any public activity/interest or which invades the privacy of any person. THIS INFORMATION IS SOUGHT IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST, AND THERE IS OVER-RIDING PARAMOUNT LARGER PUBLIC INTEREST TO BE GIVEN THE INFORMATION I HAVE ASKED FOR.




Why do some people get tolls exempted, RTI to MoRTH

Going to get to the bottom of this business of everybody and his uncle/aunt exempted.

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dtd 01st June 2011

To:

The CPIO, Shri Anand Prakash or incumbent, Dir. (RTI) – Nodal Officer,
Ministry of Road Transport & Highway, Room No.531, Transport/Parivahan Bhavan, 1, Parliament Street, New Delhi-110001
 
Greetings & Jai Hind!!

Most humbly request information under the RTI Act of India, 2005,  Please provide me with the following information in ENGLISH.  Notes:- (1) I wish to specify that you may please not provide to me that information (or particular portion thereof) which would impede the prosecution of offenders under any law of India, and also any personal information which is unconnected with any public activity/interest or which invades the privacy of any person.   (2) THIS INFORMATION IS SOUGHT IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST, AND THERE IS OVER-RIDING PARAMOUNT LARGER PUBLIC INTEREST TO BE GIVEN THE INFORMATION I HAVE ASKED FOR.

1) Provide me with information on whether any person or entity has/have asked your Public Authority in the last 7 years for exemption from paying tolls/user fees on roads/highways/bridges in India and what the process is at the Ministry pertaining to correspondence/communication from persons/entities who have asked the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways for exemption from the payment of (user fees) tolls on roads, highways, bridges.
 
2) Provide me with information on the background and process of insertion of Rule 11 "Exemption from payment of fee" of National Highways Fee (Determination of Rates and Colection) Amendment rules, 2010, as notified by the Gazzette of India Extraordinary dated 03dec2010, also known as Rule 11 of NH Fee Rules. There should be some documents/file-notings/correspondence etc relating to this Rule, also related documents/correspondence/file-notings , and same may kindly be provided to me.
 
3) Provide me with information on whether following categories of road users are exempted from payment of user fees/toll on roads, highways, bridge:-
a) Member of Parliament.
b) Member of Legislative Assembly
c) Diplomats.
d) India - Pakistan Bus Service vehicles.
e) Hearses.
f) Stage-Carriages.
 
4) If any of the above said statutory records is not available, the complete details of how it was destroyed / weeded out in each case.
 
5) Electronic access to the catalogue (or catalogues) of all records of your public authority duly indexed in a manner and the form to facilitate right to information, either over the computer networks or in the form of a diskette or other electronic media at the prescribed fees.
 
Sent by eMail and signed hard copy, (signed) and humbly submitted,
 
Veeresh Malik,  D-61, Defence Colony, New Delhi - 11oo24   (mobile: 00-91-99118-25500)
 
Note 1:- Application fee of Rs. 10/- in cash shall be submitted within 30 days as per procedure laid down by DoP&T at PIO, MoRT&H, New Delhi or at any one of the nominated APIOs located at the specified Post Offices in India, and a copy of this application along with receipt shall be sent to you co-terminus. Interim, you are requested to commence processing this RTI Application as per the RTI Act-2005 with effect from date of submission of this electronic copy, also as per the RTI Act-2005. Note 2:- The public authority, Office of MoRT&H, New Delhi, has not yet published their arrangements to accept / accompany electronic payments for e-filings as per section 6 of the Information Technology Act 2000, is requested to do same, - and hence I am constrained to go to extra expense / trouble to file a routine email request by Postal Department also.

RTI to Planning Commission wrt DIAL Delhi Airport GMR

 To:
 
Shri Sher Singh, CPIO, or incumbent under RTI Act of India 2005,
Deputy Adviser, COMMUNICATION & INFORMATION,
Planning Commission, Room No. 302, YOJANA BHAVAN
SANSAD MARG, NEW DELHI-110001
 
dtd: 03rd June  2011
 
Greetings & Jai Hind!!  Most humbly request information under the RTI Act of India, 2005,  please provide me with the following information, in English, and wherever feasible, in electronic format to save costs and efforts to the Public Authority. Notes:- (1) I wish to specify that you may please not provide to me that information (or particular portion thereof) which would impede the prosecution of offenders under any law of India, and also any personal information which is unconnected with any public activity/interest or which invades the privacy of any person.   (2) THIS INFORMATION IS SOUGHT IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST, AND THERE IS OVER-RIDING PARAMOUNT LARGER PUBLIC INTEREST TO BE GIVEN THE INFORMATION I HAVE ASKED FOR.
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INFORMATION REQUIRED:-
 
In context with Respected Shri Montek Singh Ahluwalia's comments on television show with Shri Karan Thapar, pointing to the new airport in Delhi as a symbol of India's progress and greatness as well as shining position in probity in public life, I wish to very humbly and respectfully ask for the following information pertaining to the new airport in Delhi, basis above comments, under the auspices of DIAL/GMR, from the Planning Commission Public Authority thereof:-
 
1. Under the Joint Venture Agreement, how many acres of "acquired" land was transfered to GMR / DIAL by AAI ?
 
2. How many acres of this "acquired" land is presently. on date, in use for the purpose this land was acquired for and later transfered under JV Agreement to GMR / DIAL ?
 
3. How many acres of this "acquired" land and transfered to GMR / DIAL under JV Agreement on date is outside the "Operational" area ?
 
4. How many acres of this "acquired" land and transfered to GMR / DIAL under JV Agreement on date remains unutilised ?
 
5. How many acres of this "acquired" land and transfered to GMR / DIAL under JV Agreement has been utilised for commercial purpose or non-operation purposes such as hotels, malls etc ?
 
6. Please quote the Government of India Authority / Gazette Notification and date under which the use of acquired land for IGI Airport has been changed from "Operational" to "Commercial?
 
7. Kindly provide the names of entities and a copy of Agreement between various entities now constructing every single building on land "acquired" for IGI Airport expansion ?
 
8. Please provide details of information DIAL / GMR or Government of India proposals to acquire more land for its expansion of its operational or commercial activities at or around Delhi Airport.
 
9. Please forward a copy of all mandatory clearances and permissions permitting construction of commercial buildings at land acquired and transferred to DIAL/GMR?
 
10. For commercial hotels building now under construction at and around the airport of Delhi under the jurisidiction of the authorities involved, what is the permissible height of each building ?
 
11. If any of the above said statutory records is not available, the complete details of how it was destroyed / weeded out in each case..
 
12. Please provide me with information on electronic access to the catalogue (or catalogues)  of all records of your public authority duly indexed in a manner and the form to facilitate right to information, either over the computer networks or in the form of a diskette at the prescribed fees.
 
13. Were the comments by Shri Montek Singh Ahluwalia on the Delhi Airport operated by DIAL/GMR made by way of any official pronouncement on the affairs of DIAL/GMR, in which case I require information on whether the Planning Commission has the authority to issue such statements and if so under which Laws of India.
 
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sent by eMail and signed hard copy, (signed) and humbly submitted,
 
 
 
 
Veeresh Malik,
D-61,
Defence Colony,
New Delhi - 11oo24   (mobile: 00-91-99118-25500)
 
Note 1:-Application fee of Rs. 10/- in cash shall be submitted within 30 days as per procedure laid down by DoP&T at PIO, Planning Commission, New Delhi 11oo01 or at any one of the nominated APIOs located at the specified Post Offices in India, and a copy of this application along with receipt shall be sent to you co-terminus. Interim, you are requested to commence processing this RTI Application as per the RTI Act-2005 with effect from date of submission of this electronic copy, also as per the RTI Act-2005. Note 2:- The public authority, Office of Planning Commission, has not yet published their arrangements to accept / accompany electronic payments for e-filings as per section 6 of the Information Technology Act 2000, is requested to do same, - and hence I am constrained to go to extra expense / trouble to file a routine email request by Postal Department also. 

TIEAs between India & other countries, RTI to PMO . . .


To:- Ms. Sanjukta Ray,  Central Public Information Officer, Prime
Minister's Office, South Block, New Delhi - 110101.
cc:-  Shri K. Salil Kumar,  Central Public Information Officer, Prime
Minister's Office, South Block, New Delhi - 110101

dtd: 07th June 2011

Greetings & Jai Hind!!  Most humbly request information under the RTI
Act of India, 2005,  please provide me with the following information.
THIS INFORMATION IS SOUGHT IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST, AND THERE IS
OVER-RIDING PARAMOUNT LARGER PUBLIC INTEREST TO BE GIVEN THE
INFORMATION I HAVE ASKED FOR.

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INFORMATION REQUIRED:-

a) Please provide me with the list of countries with whom India has
signed Tax Information Exchange Agreement (TIEA) as on date.

b) Please provide me with the information on where I can see these
TIEAs online, alternatively please provide me with information on
where I can get hold of copies of the signed TIEAs.

c) Please provide me with information on top 5 countries where TIEA
information has been sought by India in the last 3 years.

d) If any of the above said statutory records is not available, the
complete details of how it was destroyed / weeded out in each case..

e) Electronic access to the catalogue (or catalogues) of all records
of your public authority duly indexed in a manner and the form to
facilitate right to information, either over the computer networks or
in the form of a diskette or other electronic media at the prescribed
fees.


Sent by eMail and signed hard copy, (signed) and humbly submitted,

Veeresh Malik,
D-61, Defence Colony,
New Delhi - 11oo24
(mobile: 00-91-99118-25500)

Note 1:-Application fee of Rs. 10/- in cash shall be submitted within
30 days as per procedure laid down by DoP&T at PIO, PMO, New Delhi, or
at any one of the nominated APIOs located at the specified Post
Offices in India, and a copy of this application along with receipt
shall be sent to you co-terminus. Interim, you are requested to
commence processing this RTI Application as per the RTI Act-2005 with
effect from date of submission of this electronic copy, also as per
the RTI Act-2005.

Note 2:- The public authority, PMO, New Delhi, has not yet published
their arrangements to accept / accompany electronic payments for
e-filings as per section 6 of the Information Technology Act 2000, is
requested to do same, - and hence I am constrained to go to extra
expense / trouble to file a routine email request by Postal Department
also.

Note 3:- I wish to specify that you may please not provide to me that
information (or particular portion thereof) which would impede the
prosecution of offenders under any law of India, and also any personal
information which is unconnected with any public activity/interest or
which invades the privacy of any person. THIS INFORMATION IS SOUGHT IN
THE PUBLIC INTEREST, AND THERE IS OVER-RIDING PARAMOUNT LARGER PUBLIC
INTEREST TO BE GIVEN THE INFORMATION I HAVE ASKED FOR.

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Note 1: On the 17th of June 2011,, this RTI Application was transferred to MEA and DoRevenue for responses.

More on Maran from the Ministry of Comm & IT


To:-
Ms.Monali P.Dhakate, CPIO or incumbent CPIO under RTI Act of India 2005,
Director (VA), Government of India, Ministry of Communications & IT,
Department of Telecommunications,
Room # 906, Sanchar Bhawan, 20, Ashoka Road,New Delhi 110001.

Greetings & Jai Hind!!  Most humbly request information under the RTI Act of India, 2005,  please provide me with the following information. THIS INFORMATION IS SOUGHT IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST, AND THERE IS OVER-RIDING PARAMOUNT LARGER PUBLIC INTEREST TO BE GIVEN THE INFORMATION I HAVE ASKED FOR.

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INFORMATION REQUIRED:-

a) Please provide me with full correspondence at your end including file notings pertaining to letter from CBI to Shri D.S. Mathur, Secretary (DOT) vide reference No. CBI/UO No. 242/ES/MAS/2007/020/SZ dated 10th of September 2007, copy enclosed, as carried in media report vide
http://ibnlive.in.com/news/centre-sat-on-cbi-report-against-dayanidhi-maran/156278-60-118.html and http://dinamani.com/Images/article/2011/6/2/bsnl_lines_letter.jpg

b) Please provide me with full information on whether this issue referred to in point # 1 above was escalated by DOT to any other authorities including the Minister or to Prime Minister of India, and details therein.

c) Please provide me with information on how many other telephone and ISDN connections were provided on the instructions of the Shri Dayanidhi Maran, former Union Minister of Communication and Information Technology.

d) If any of the above said statutory records is not available, the complete details of how it was destroyed / weeded out in each case.

e) Electronic access to the catalogue (or catalogues) of all records of your public authority duly indexed in a manner and the form to facilitate right to information, either over the computer networks or in the form of a diskette or other electronic media at the prescribed fees.

 
F) Please provide me with information on email addresses of CPIOs and Appellate Authorities of DOT, as required by the RTI Act of India, 2005.


Sent by eMail and signed hard copy, (signed) and humbly submitted,



Veeresh Malik, D-61, Defence Colony, New Delhi - 11oo24
(mobile: 00-91-99118-25500)

Note 1:-Application fee of Rs. 10/- in cash shall be submitted within 30 days as per procedure laid down by DoP&T at PIO, DOT, New Delhi, or at any one of the nominated APIOs located at the specified Post Offices in India, and a copy of this application along with receipt shall be sent to you co-terminus. Interim, you are requested to commence processing this RTI Application as per the RTI Act-2005 with effect from date of submission of this electronic copy, also as per the RTI Act-2005.

Note 2:- The public authority, DOT, New Delhi, has not yet published their arrangements to accept / accompany electronic payments for e-filings as per section 6 of the Information Technology Act 2000, is requested to do same, - and hence I am constrained to go to extra expense / trouble to file a routine email request by Postal Department also.

Note 3:- I wish to specify that you may please not provide to me that information (or particular portion thereof) which would impede the prosecution of offenders under any law of India, and also any personal information which is unconnected with any public activity/interest or which invades the privacy of any person. THIS INFORMATION IS SOUGHT IN THE LARGER PUBLIC INTEREST, AND THERE IS OVER-RIDING PARAMOUNT LARGER PUBLIC INTEREST TO BE GIVEN THE INFORMATION I HAVE ASKED FOR.

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Deptt of Sports, IOA, CWG, FMSCI and Formula (N)One issues, RTI


To:-
Shri Injeti Srinivas, CPIO under RTI Act of India 2005, or incumbent,
Joint Secretary(Sports), Deptt. of Sports, 
Room No. 504-‘B” Wing,Shastri Bhawan.
Dr. Rajender Prasad Road, Shastri Bhawan New Delhi-110001.

08th June 2011
 
Greetings & Jai Hind!!  Most humbly request information under the RTI Act of India, 2005,  please provide me with the following information. THIS INFORMATION IS SOUGHT IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST, AND THERE IS OVER-RIDING PARAMOUNT LARGER PUBLIC INTEREST TO BE GIVEN THE INFORMATION I HAVE ASKED FOR.

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INFORMATION REQUIRED:-

a) Please provide me with full correspondence at your end including file notings pertaining to correspondence between Deptt. of Sports and Ministry of Sports with Indian Olympic Association and CommonWealth Games Federation pertaining to the case filed in Delhi High Court known as "Indian Olympics Association vs Veeresh Malik & others".
 
b) Please provide me with full information on whether this issue referred to in point # 1 above was escalated by DoSports and Ministry to any other authorities including the Minister or to Prime Minister of India, and details therein.

c) Please provide me with information on the status of Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India (FMSCI) at the Department of Sports/Ministry and the validity of their claim herein:- http://www.fmsci.in/main/history.html quote "The FMSCI is the only national motor sport federation recognised by the Government of India for the promotion and control of motor sport in India, and is affiliated to the prestigious Indian Olympic Association."
 
d) Please provide me with information on how much the Indian Government is spending on "Formula One" motor races scheduled to be held at Greater NOIDA in 2011. Informatively, the FIA claims that it is charging USD 40 millions from the host countries.
 
e) If any of the above said statutory records is not available, the complete details of how it was destroyed / weeded out in each case.

f) Electronic access to the catalogue (or catalogues) of all records of your public authority duly indexed in a manner and the form to facilitate right to information, either over the computer networks or in the form of a diskette or other electronic media at the prescribed fees.
 
Sent by eMail and signed hard copy, (signed) and humbly submitted,



Veeresh Malik, D-61, Defence Colony, New Delhi - 11oo24
(mobile: 00-91-99118-25500)

Note 1:-Application fee of Rs. 10/- in cash shall be submitted within 30 days as per procedure laid down by DoP&T at PIO, Deptt of Sports New Delhi, or at any one of the nominated APIOs located at the specified Post Offices in India, and a copy of this application along with receipt shall be sent to you co-terminus. Interim, you are requested to commence processing this RTI Application as per the RTI Act-2005 with effect from date of submission of this electronic copy, also as per the RTI Act-2005.

Note 2:- The public authority, Deptt of Sports, New Delhi, has not yet published their arrangements to accept / accompany electronic payments for e-filings as per section 6 of the Information Technology Act 2000, is requested to do same, - and hence I am constrained to go to extra expense / trouble to file a routine email request by Postal Department also.

Note 3:- I wish to specify that you may please not provide to me that information (or particular portion thereof) which would impede the prosecution of offenders under any law of India, and also any personal information which is unconnected with any public activity/interest or which invades the privacy of any person. THIS INFORMATION IS SOUGHT IN THE LARGER PUBLIC INTEREST, AND THERE IS OVER-RIDING PARAMOUNT LARGER PUBLIC INTEREST TO BE GIVEN THE INFORMATION I HAVE ASKED FOR.

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Note 1: Reply received dated 17th June 2011 from Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports transferring the RTI Application to Director/Dy.Secy (US & CPIO)
 
 

POSCO flanking RTI # 2 on issues JagatSinghPur to PMO


To:- Ms. Sanjukta Ray,  Central Public Information Officer, Prime Minister's Office, South Block, New Delhi - 110101.
cc:-  Shri K. Salil Kumar,  Central Public Information Officer, Prime Minister's Office, South Block, New Delhi - 110101
dtd: 08th June 2011
Greetings & Jai Hind!!  Most humbly request information under the RTI Act of India, 2005,  please provide me with the following information. THIS INFORMATION IS SOUGHT IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST, AND THERE IS OVER-RIDING PARAMOUNT LARGER PUBLIC INTEREST TO BE GIVEN THE INFORMATION I HAVE ASKED FOR.

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INFORMATION REQUIRED:-

a) Please provide me with information on action taken, if any, including file notings, on letter to Prime Minister of India from Mr. EAS Sarma of Vishakapatnam, dated 14th July 2010, copy enclosed as enclosure A.
b) Please provide me with information on action taken, if any, including file notings, on letter to Prime Minister of India from Mr. EAS Sarma of Vishakapatnam, dated 07th May 2011, copy enclosed as enclosure B.

c) Please provide me with information on all communications to and from Prime Minister's office pertaining to visit by South Korean President, Shri Lee Myung-Bak, who was the invited State Guest of Honor for India’s 60thRepublic Day celebrations in 2010, that pertained to the POSCO basis the following:-

d) If any of the above said statutory records is not available, the complete details of how it was destroyed / weeded out in each case..

e) Electronic access to the catalogue (or catalogues) of all records of your public authority duly indexed in a manner and the form to facilitate right to information, either over the computer networks or in the form of a diskette or other electronic media at the prescribed fees.


Sent by eMail and signed hard copy, (signed) and humbly submitted,

Veeresh Malik,
D-61, Defence Colony,
New Delhi - 11oo24
(mobile: 00-91-99118-25500)

Note 1:-Application fee of Rs. 10/- in cash shall be submitted within 30 days as per procedure laid down by DoP&T at PIO, PMO, New Delhi, or at any one of the nominated APIOs located at the specified Post Offices in India, and a copy of this application along with receipt shall be sent to you co-terminus. Interim, you are requested to commence processing this RTI Application as per the RTI Act-2005 with effect from date of submission of this electronic copy, also as per the RTI Act-2005.

Note 2:- The public authority, PMO, New Delhi, has not yet published their arrangements to accept / accompany electronic payments for e-filings as per section 6 of the Information Technology Act 2000, is requested to do same, - and hence I am constrained to go to extra expense / trouble to file a routine email request by Postal Department also.

Note 3:- I wish to specify that you may please not provide to me that information (or particular portion thereof) which would impede the prosecution of offenders under any law of India, and also any personal information which is unconnected with any public activity/interest or which invades the privacy of any person. THIS INFORMATION IS SOUGHT IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST, AND THERE IS OVER-RIDING PARAMOUNT LARGER PUBLIC INTEREST TO BE GIVEN THE INFORMATION I HAVE ASKED FOR.

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2.2  Role of the Executive:  Prime Minister, Chief Minister and Ministers — Serving POSCO Instead of People
While the MoU itself is only a statement of intention, it is during the implementation of the MoU requirements that the perversion of the State’s role comes to the foreground as the entire machinery of government, starting from the Offices of the Prime Minister and the Chief Minister, reaffirms its commitment to this blatant giveaway of India’s wealth, even as people on the ground steadfastly oppose it.
This preference for POSCO over people was on display in January 2010, when the South Korean President, Lee Myung-Bak, was the invited State Guest of Honor for India’s 60thRepublic Day celebrations.  Concerned over the lack of progress on the plant in the face of stiff resistance by local people, and worried that it would show the host country in a poor light in front of the state guest, the government went into overdrive trying to launch the POSCO project just ahead of the visit.19 Instead of paying heed to local concerns and working with the concerned populations to find an acceptable resolution, newspapers reported that “[t]he Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), the external affairs ministry and the steel ministry have thrown their might behind the project …” and that “[g]overnment channels are working overtime to clear hurdles faced by the steel giant and consultations are on with the Orissa government to expedite the process.”20
When it was clear that the project could not be launched in time for President Lee’s visit, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) held a news conference, where MEA Joint Secretary (East), Mr. Gautam Bimbawale, and a MEA spokesperson, Vishnu Prakash, both reiterated that the state and central governments were trying their best to “pave the way for the initiation of the project.”21 The fact that environmental clearance had been accorded to the project by the Ministry of Environment and Forests was proffered as evidence of the central government’s intention to “clear all hurdles” for the POSCO project.  Union Steel Minister, Virbhadra Singh, who met with the POSCO delegation accompanying President Lee, told reporters that “[e]fforts are being made to ensure that the entire matter is seen[sic], signed and delivered in the next 4-5 months. This includes physical transfer of land and all regulatory clearances to POSCO.” 22
Because the government did not consider conditions in Orissa to be ‘suitable’ for President Lee to visit the POSCO site, the Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik came to New Delhi to meet and reassure him of progress on the POSCO project.  Newspapers reported Mr. Patnaik as saying that he had “assured the South Korean President that Posco project work will be expedited,” and that the state government would speed up land acquisition for the project.23

Foreign banks in India - RTI Application to RBI . . .


To:-  The CPIO under RTI Act of India 2005 or incumbent, Shri B Mahapatra, Chief General Manager –in- Charge, Department of Banking Operations and Development
Reserve Bank of India, Central Office, 12th Floor, Central Office Building, Shahid Bhagat Singh Road, Mumbai – 400 001

dtd: 13th June 2011
Greetings & Jai Hind!!  Most humbly request information under the RTI Act of India, 2005,  please provide me with the following information. THIS INFORMATION IS SOUGHT by me, an Indian Citizen, IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST, AND THERE IS OVER-RIDING PARAMOUNT LARGER PUBLIC INTEREST TO BE GIVEN THE INFORMATION I HAVE ASKED FOR.
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INFORMATION REQUIRED:-
 
a) Please provide me with full information pertaining to dates of application and dates of permission, for following foreign banks in India-
 
  • Banc Intesa Banca Commerciale Italiana
  • Banca di Roma
  • Banca Populare Di Verona E Novara
  • Banca Popolare di Vicenza
  • UBI Banca – Unione di Banche Italiane
  • Monte Dei Paschi Di Sienna
  • Sanpaolo IMI Bank
  • Uni Credito Italiano
 
b) Please provide me with full information pertaining to the rules regarding foreign banks in India.
 
c) Please provide me with full information pertaining to the rules regarding remitting abroad of funds by religious organisations and NGOs from India.
 
d) If any of the above said statutory records are not available, the complete details of how it was destroyed / weeded out in each case..

e) Electronic access to the catalogue (or catalogues) of all records of your public authority duly indexed in a manner and the form to facilitate right to information, either over the computer networks or in the form of a diskette or other electronic media at the prescribed fees.

Sent by eMail and signed hard copy, self-verified, (signed) and humbly submitted,
 
from:-Veeresh Malik,
D-61, Defence Colony,
New Delhi - 11oo24
(mobile: 00-91-99118-25500)

Note 1:-Application fee of Rs. 10/- in cash shall be submitted within 30 days as per procedure laid down by DoP&T at PIO, RBI, Mumbai, or at any one of the nominated APIOs located at the specified Post Offices in India, and a copy of this application along with receipt shall be sent to you co-terminus. Interim, you are requested to commence processing this RTI Application as per the RTI Act-2005 with effect from date of submission of this electronic copy, also as per the RTI Act-2005.

Note 2:- The public authority, RBI, Mumbai, has not yet published their arrangements to accept / accompany electronic payments for e-filings as per section 6 of the Information Technology Act 2000, is requested to do same, - and hence I am constrained to go to extra expense / trouble to file a routine email request by Postal Department also.

Note 3:- I wish to specify that you may please not provide to me that information (or particular portion thereof) which would impede the prosecution of offenders under any law of India, and also any personal information which is unconnected with any public activity/interest or which invades the privacy of any person. THIS INFORMATION IS SOUGHT IN THE LARGER PUBLIC INTEREST, AND THERE IS OVER-RIDING PARAMOUNT LARGER PUBLIC INTEREST TO BE GIVEN THE INFORMATION I HAVE ASKED FOR.
 
Noe 4:- Humbly also submitted that section 8(2) of RTI Act clearly mentions that “A public authority may allow access to information, if public interest in disclosure outweighs the harm to the protected interests”. In present case ven section 8(1)(j) is applicable for the information sought. Also it leaves no scope to invoke section 11 of RTI Act for seeking ‘third party’ comments. However since various CIC-verdicts allow protection in form of hiding certain information likely to be misused, bank-details etc in the sought information may be hided by putting a whitener on the relevant portions of the documents to be provided.  In case RTI petition relates to some other public-authority, please transfer this RTI petition to CPIO there under section 6(3) of RTI Act.
 
(Postal-order number ___92E 363082 _ for rupees ten is enclosed with signed hard-copy towards RTI fees in name of “Accounts Officer” as per DoPT circular-number No.F.10/9/2008-IR dated 05.12.2008.)
 
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SPEAKASIA investigation query to PMO


To:- Ms. Sanjukta Ray, (or incumbent) Central Public Information Officer, PrimeMinister's Office, South Block, New Delhi - 110101.
cc:-  Shri K. Salil Kumar,  (or incumbent) Central Public Information Officer, Prime
Minister's Office, South Block, New Delhi - 110101
 

dtd: 14th June 2011
Greetings & Jai Hind!!  Most humbly request information under the RTI Act of India, 2005,  please provide me with the following information. THIS INFORMATION IS SOUGHT by me, an Indian Citizen, IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST, AND THERE IS OVER-RIDING PARAMOUNT LARGER PUBLIC INTEREST TO BE GIVEN THE INFORMATION I HAVE ASKED FOR.
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INFORMATION REQUIRED:-

a) Enclosed please find copy of letter to Prime Minister from MONEYLIFE FOUNDATION of Mumbai, self-explanatory, Please provide information on processing of this letter at PMO after receipt, action taken or proposed to be taken in this context.

b) Please provide information on any other letters received on the subject of SPEAKASIA or similar by PMO.

c) Please provide information on whether Government employees are permitted to take part in such schemes which involve not just becoming members / consumers / panelists but also seeking out other members / consumers / panelists for a consideration or commission.

d) If any of the above said statutory records are not available, the complete details of how it was destroyed / weeded out in each case..

e) Electronic access to the catalogue (or catalogues) of all records of your public authority duly indexed in a manner and the form to facilitate right to information, either over the computer networks or in the form of a diskette or other electronic media at the prescribed fees.

Sent by eMail and signed hard copy, self-verified as citizen of India, (signed) and humbly submitted,
from:-Veeresh Malik,
D-61, Defence Colony,
New Delhi - 11oo24
(mobile: 00-91-99118-25500)

Note 1:-Application fee of Rs. 10/- in cash shall be submitted within 30 days as per procedure laid down by DoP&T at PIO, PMO, New Delhi, or at any one of the nominated APIOs located at the specified Post Offices in India, and a copy of this application along with receipt shall be sent to you co-terminus. Interim, you are requested to commence processing this RTI Application as per the RTI Act-2005 with effect from date of submission of this electronic copy, also as per the RTI Act-2005.

Note 2:- The public authority, PMO, New Delhi, has not yet published their arrangements to accept / accompany electronic payments for e-filings as per section 6 of the Information Technology Act 2000, is requested to do same, - and hence I am constrained to go to extra expense / trouble to file a routine email request by Postal Department also.

Note 3:- I wish to specify that you may please not provide to me that information (or particular portion thereof) which would impede the prosecution of offenders under any law of India, and also any personal information which is unconnected with any public activity/interest or which invades the privacy of any person. THIS INFORMATION IS SOUGHT IN THE LARGER PUBLIC INTEREST, AND THERE IS OVER-RIDING PARAMOUNT LARGER PUBLIC INTEREST TO BE GIVEN THE INFORMATION I HAVE ASKED FOR.
Noe 4:- Humbly also submitted that section 8(2) of RTI Act clearly mentions that “A public authority may allow access to information, if public interest in disclosure outweighs the harm to the protected interests”. In present case ven section 8(1)(j) is applicable for the information sought. Also it leaves no scope to invoke section 11 of RTI Act for seeking ‘third party’ comments. However since various CIC-verdicts allow protection in form of hiding certain information likely to be misused, bank-details etc in the sought information may be hided by putting a whitener on the relevant portions of the documents to be provided.  In case RTI petition relates to some other public-authority, please transfer this RTI petition to CPIO there under section 6(3) of RTI Act.
(Postal-order number ___92E 363083 dtd 17jun2011____ for rupees ten is enclosed with signed hard-copy towards RTI fees in name of “Accounts Officer” as per DoPT circular-number No.F.10/9/2008-IR dated 05.12.2008.)
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Delhi International Airports Ltd - DIAL - now under RTI, too . . . .

from
Veeresh Malik veereshmalik@gmail.com

to
mailto:toArun.Arora@gmrgroup.in,
"Chairman@gmrgroup.co.in" <chairman@gmrgroup.co.in>,
Feedbackigia.DIAL@gmrgroup.in,
meena.raghunathan@gmrgroup.co.in


cc
"Malik, Veeresh" <veereshmalik@gmail.com>


date
15 June 2011 11:21

subject
RTI Application / DIAL / 15Jun2011 /  DIAL


To:- Sh. Dharmedera Yadav, CPIO under RTI Act of India 2005, (or incumbent), Associate Gen. Manager (Security), Delhi International Air Port Ltd.I.G.I. Air Port, New Delhi110037.

cc:  The Managing Director, Delhi International Air Port Ltd. I.G.I. Air Port, New Delhi110037


dtd: 15th June 2011

Greetings & Jai Hind!!  Most humbly request information under the RTI Act of India, 2005,  please provide me with the following information. THIS INFORMATION IS SOUGHT by me, an Indian Citizen, IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST, AND THERE IS OVER-RIDING PARAMOUNT LARGER PUBLIC INTEREST TO BE GIVEN THE INFORMATION I HAVE ASKED FOR.
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INFORMATION REQUIRED:-


a) Please provide me with information pertaining to adherence  to RTI Act of India 2005, by DIAL, Public Authority under RTI Act of India, 2005, with order by Central Information Commission vide http://www.rti.india.gov.in/cic_decisions/CIC_OP_A_2009_000129_T_55659.pdf, copy enclosed, dated 27th April 2011

b) Please provide me with information on criteria used by DIAL to permit free parking of motor vehicles owned by diplomats using blue registration plate CD motor vehicles at Delhi Airport.

c) Please provide me with information on criteria used by DIAL in removal of adherence to RTI Act of India from the original model concession agreement for PPP agreements.

d) If any of the above said statutory records are not available, the complete details of how it was destroyed / weeded out in each case..
e) Electronic access to the catalogue (or catalogues) of all records of your public authority duly indexed in a manner and the form to facilitate right to information, either over the computer networks or in the form of a diskette or other electronic media at the prescribed fees.
Sent by eMail and signed hard copy, self-verified as citizen of India, (signed) and humbly submitted,



from:-Veeresh Malik,
D-61, Defence Colony,
New Delhi - 11oo24
(mobile: 00-91-99118-25500)
Note 1:-Application fee of Rs. 10/- in cash shall be submitted within 30 days as per procedure laid down by DoP&T at PIO, DIAL, New Delhi, or at any one of the nominated APIOs located at the specified Post Offices in India, and a copy of this application along with receipt shall be sent to you co-terminus. Interim, you are requested to commence processing this RTI Application as per the RTI Act-2005 with effect from date of submission of this electronic copy, also as per the RTI Act-2005.
Note 2:- The public authority, DIAL, New Delhi, has not yet published their arrangements to accept / accompany electronic payments for e-filings as per section 6 of the Information Technology Act 2000, is requested to do same, - and hence I am constrained to go to extra expense / trouble to file a routine email request by Postal Department also.
Note 3:- I wish to specify that you may please not provide to me that information (or particular portion thereof) which would impede the prosecution of offenders under any law of India, and also any personal information which is unconnected with any public activity/interest or which invades the privacy of any person. THIS INFORMATION IS SOUGHT IN THE LARGER PUBLIC INTEREST, AND THERE IS OVER-RIDING PARAMOUNT LARGER PUBLIC INTEREST TO BE GIVEN THE INFORMATION I HAVE ASKED FOR.

Noe 4:- Humbly also submitted that section 8(2) of RTI Act clearly mentions that “A public authority may allow access to information, if public interest in disclosure outweighs the harm to the protected interests”. In present case ven section 8(1)(j) is applicable for the information sought. Also it leaves no scope to invoke section 11 of RTI Act for seeking ‘third party’ comments. However since various CIC-verdicts allow protection in form of hiding certain information likely to be misused, bank-details etc in the sought information may be hided by putting a whitener on the relevant portions of the documents to be provided.  In case RTI petition relates to some other public-authority, please transfer this RTI petition to CPIO there under section 6(3) of RTI Act.

(Postal-order number ___92E 363083 dtd 17jun2011_ for rupees ten is enclosed with signed hard-copy towards RTI fees in name of “Accounts Officer” as per DoPT circular-number No.F.10/9/2008-IR dated 05.12.2008.)

Sunday, 19 June 2011

"Flanking" RTI to CBDT on POSCO, Liechenstein Banks and Foreign Banks


This is the copy of what is called a "flanking RTI' done on a high enough "Public Authority", in this case the CBDT, to get hold of information which may well be at more than one location - but which could also be with this particular Public Authority. This technique is very useful when some other Public Authority is trying to hide relevant information  - and also to possibly get some future responsibilities and accountabilities in position.

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, June 09, 2011 5:05 PM
Subject: RTI Application / CBDT / 08jun2011 /

 
To:-  Sh. Debjyoti Das, Dir.(Hq), Central Board of Direct Taxes, Room No.255, North Block, New Delhi-11oo01
CPIO under RTI Act of India 2005 or incumbent.
dtd: 09th June 2011
Greetings & Jai Hind!!  Most humbly request information under the RTI Act of India, 2005,  please provide me with the following information. THIS INFORMATION IS SOUGHT IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST, AND THERE IS OVER-RIDING PARAMOUNT LARGER PUBLIC INTEREST TO BE GIVEN THE INFORMATION I HAVE ASKED FOR.
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INFORMATION REQUIRED:-

a) Please provide me with full information pertaining to CBDT steps for implementing KYC adherences in the case of customers of foreign banks operating in India.
 
b) Please provide me with full information pertaining to the various taxation adherences and status of M/s POSCO and/or their Indian subsidiary M/s POSCO India Pv. Ltd. claiming that they have spent Rs 3000 crores in India so far and if CBDT has any information on this heavy expense. (source: Media report per: http://www.telegraphindia.com/1110420/jsp/orissa/story_13877351.jsp quote:
""Bhubaneswar, April 19: Posco India Limited has so far spent Rs 3,000 crore in its proposed steel plant near Paradip though the project still remains stuck with the company yet to take possession of even an inch of land at the site. The company’s investments came to light during an ongoing review meeting chaired by steel and mines minister Raghunath Mohanty.""
c) Please provide me with full information on list of customers from India with Lliechtenstein banks, for period after 2004, and information on steps taken by Government of India/CBDT to procure this information.
 
d) If any of the above said statutory records is not available, the complete details of how it was destroyed / weeded out in each case..

e) Electronic access to the catalogue (or catalogues) of all records of your public authority duly indexed in a manner and the form to facilitate right to information, either over the computer networks or in the form of a diskette or other electronic media at the prescribed fees.

Sent by eMail and signed hard copy, self-verified, (signed) and humbly submitted,
 
from:-Veeresh Malik,
D-61, Defence Colony,
New Delhi - 11oo24
(mobile: 00-91-99118-25500)

Note 1:-Application fee of Rs. 10/- in cash shall be submitted within 30 days as per procedure laid down by DoP&T at PIO, CBDT, New Delhi, or at any one of the nominated APIOs located at the specified Post Offices in India, and a copy of this application along with receipt shall be sent to you co-terminus. Interim, you are requested to commence processing this RTI Application as per the RTI Act-2005 with effect from date of submission of this electronic copy, also as per the RTI Act-2005.

Note 2:- The public authority, CBDT New Delhi, has not yet published their arrangements to accept / accompany electronic payments for e-filings as per section 6 of the Information Technology Act 2000, is requested to do same, - and hence I am constrained to go to extra expense / trouble to file a routine email request by Postal Department also.

Note 3:- I wish to specify that you may please not provide to me that information (or particular portion thereof) which would impede the prosecution of offenders under any law of India, and also any personal information which is unconnected with any public activity/interest or which invades the privacy of any person. THIS INFORMATION IS SOUGHT IN THE LARGER PUBLIC INTEREST, AND THERE IS OVER-RIDING PARAMOUNT LARGER PUBLIC INTEREST TO BE GIVEN THE INFORMATION I HAVE ASKED FOR.
 
Noe 4:- Humbly also submitted that section 8(2) of RTI Act clearly mentions that “A public authority may allow access to information, if public interest in disclosure outweighs the harm to the protected interests”. In present case ven section 8(1)(j) is applicable for the information sought. Also it leaves no scope to invoke section 11 of RTI Act for seeking ‘third party’ comments. However since various CIC-verdicts allow protection in form of hiding certain information likely to be misused, bank-details etc in the sought information may be hided by putting a whitener on the relevant portions of the documents to be provided.  In case RTI petition relates to some other public-authority, please transfer this RTI petition to CPIO there under section 6(3) of RTI Act.
 
(Postal-order number __________________ _______________ for rupees ten is enclosed with signed hard-copy towards RTI fees in name of “Accounts Officer” as per DoPT circular-number No.F.10/9/2008-IR dated 05.12.2008.)


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