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Friday, 20 September 2013

Foreign Correspondent's Club of South Asia, Ministry of I&B,




MOIAB/R/2013/60438

20/09/2013

Please provide me full information on:-

1) Terms and conditions of tenancy  by The Foreign Correspondents Club of South Asia, AB-19, Mathura Road, New Delhi: 110001

2) Status vis-a-vis Indian Government of The Foreign Correspondents Club of South Asia, AB-19, Mathura Road,
New Delhi: 110001

3) Adherence to RTI Act of India 2005 by the said Foreign Correspondents Club of South Asia in as much as it is a Public Authority as defined variously and steps taken if any by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting to ensure adherence by Foreign Correspondents 

Thank you.


Veeresh Malik

RTI on AICTE re cars and expenses



DOARE/R/2013/60420

16/09/2013





Reference AICTE (All India Council of Technical Education), please provide me with following information:-

1) Details and information on motor vehicles provided to following persons at AICTE:-

-  Prof. S. S. Mantha, Chairman, AICTE

- Dr. Avinash S. Pant, Vice Chairman, AICTE

- Prof. (Dr.) Kuncheria P. Isaac, Member Secretary, AICTE

- Prof. R. P. Yadav, Chairman, North Western Regional Committee, AICTE

2) Information on whether motor log books are maintained for vehicles provided to above persons and in what format.

3) Extract of log books for motor vehicles provided to above people for month of August 2013

Thank you

Veeresh Malik

Monday, 9 September 2013

RTI on DoP&T for CIC RTI 8th Convention in Delhi


DOP&T/R/2013/63675

04/09/2013


Please provide me with information pertaining to recent CIC RTI 8th Convention held on 2nd and 3rd September 2013 by Central Information Commission.

1) Process by which delegates were selected.

2) Precise definition of VVIPs and VIPs as used.

3) Security instructions due to which delegates were not allowed to carry electronic gadgets like phones, cameras, laptops, computers into DRDO Bhavan while organisers, VVIPs, PSU/CIC/CPIO/IC/SIC/waiters and others were.

4) Expenses incurred on out of station delegates for travel, board and lodging.

5) Information on scent or pesticide or similar sprayed in hall through ventilation system minutes prior arrival of President of India.

6) Process by which some invitees were given red parking stickers and some invitees were given green parking stickers and reasons thereof, if any, for this segregation.

7) Steps taken, if any, to include social media and online media for next CIC RTI Convention as assured by CIC designate to undersigned.


++++++

09/09/2013
RemarksRemarks :- As the information sought by you pertains to Central Information Commission. Hence the application is being forwarded to that Department vide OM No. 2/2/2013-RTIC/63675 dated 09/09/2013 under Section 6(3) of the RTI Act, 2005.
For further query you may approach to that Department.

Sunday, 8 September 2013

RTI on Legislative Department for how many VIPs / VVIPs??


LEGIS/R/2013/60002

08Sept'13


Please provide me with the following information:-

In terms of the definition of VIP provided to me by the Government of India, Ministry of Home Affairs, vide para 4 of their SECRET letter No.VI-23014/345/05-VS dated 13/18 of July06 to me, I would like to know how many VIPs and VVIPs there are currently ondate within the administrative authority of the Lok Sabha & Rajya Sabha Secretariats. Please provide me only with the number, not the details of the persons concerned. 


2)  In terms of the definition of VIP provided to me by the Government of India, Ministry of Home Affairs, vide para 4 of their SECRET letter No.VI-23014/345/05-VS dated 13/18 of July06 to me, I would like to know how many VIPs and VVIPs there are currently on 31st of July 2006 within the administrative authority of the Legislative Department.. Please provide me only with the number, not the details of the persons concerned. 

RTI on Rashtrapati Bhavan wrt gardens, expenses, incomes and exemptions/utilisations



PRSEC/R/2013/60204

08sept'13

Please provide me with full information on, wrt gardens and horticulture in Rashtrapati Bhavan New Delhi:-

1) Expenses incurred in upkeep and maintenance of Mughal Gardens.

2) Expenses incurred in upkeep and maintenance of Herbal Gardens.

3) Expenses incurred in upkeep and maintenance of any other gardens.

4) Any other expenses related to horticulture.

5) Income generated, if any, from these horticultural activities.

6) Record of distribution or utilisation of produce from these above horticultural gardens.

7) Income generated from sale of tickets for visits to above gardens.

8) Record of free visits and exemptions from buying tickets, if any, for visits to above gardens.

Thank you.

Saturday, 7 September 2013

Ministry of Railways fresh RTI on quotas and VIPs





07-09-2013


MORLY/R/2013/60827


INFORMATION REQUIRED:- In context with HOR Quota, VIP quota following information may kindly be provided under the RTI Act of India, 2005. 1) Please provide me with information on exact and precise definition of the term VIP as used by Indian Railways in the documents referred to in A and B below. 2) Please provide me with precise and exact information on what is the well established practice being followed since long as used in document under A appended below in context with berths/seats being earmarked for said HOR quota. 3) Please provide me with exact and precise information on under what authority centralised data on reservation quota on trains running on Indian Railways are not maintained 4) Please see clause 1 in document under B below:- (i) The Emergency Quota on different trains will be released by the Railway authorities nominated for this purpose from time to time and please provide me with information on who these Railway Authorities nominated are. 5) Please provide me with exact and precise information on what happens to the unutilised upper berths in 1AC when HOR/VIPs are travelling by 1AC under clause (vii) where In case a 4-berth compartment is to be allotted to an HOR holder in the absence of a coupe, a) two HOR holders may be clubbed together in a 4 berth compartment and b) if clubbing of two HOR holders into a 4 berth compartment is not feasible and a Member of Parliament happens to be travelling by the same train, the latter may be allotted accommodation in the 4-berth compartment along with an HOR holder. 6) Please provide me with exact and precise information on the meaning of the term status of the passenger travelling as used 7) Please provide me with information on policy of alloting lower berths only to all HOR/VIP quotas.

Govt official medical treatment abroad open ended costs to be borne by taxpayers? DoPT RTI





DOP&T/R/2013/63757

07sept'13




Please provide me with following information:-

1) Copy of DoPT letter to Chief Secretaries of all States dated 02nd September 2013 pertaining to Government bearing actual cost of medical treatment abroad for upto two months for IAS, IPS and IFS officers as reported in Economic Times of today vide article appended below:-

Treatment abroad: Government to reimburse the total cost incurred by bureaucrats
By Aman Sharma, ET Bureau  7 Sep, 2013, 05.59AM IST

NEW DELHI: An ailing economy and an emerging destination for medical tourism, India has just made it easier for its bureaucrats and their immediate family members to fly abroad for treatment at the governments expense.

The Centre has decided to reimburse the total cost of treatment abroad as well as fund the return airfare for IAS, IPS and IFS officers, changing the 30-year-old rules at a time the government is facing flak for the countrys worrisome fiscal health just months ahead of the general elections.

In a vigorous modification to the 1983 rules that some critics have derided as something of a killer overdose in an economy that needs urgent belt-tightening, the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has informed the chief secretaries of all states on September 2 through a letter, a copy of which has been accessed by ET, that the government will bear the actual cost of treatment abroad for two months.

The previous rules did not include airfare, and the government reimbursed the medical expenditure only to the extent the same treatment would cost in a private ward at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi.

As per the revised rules, the government will reimburse airfare not only for the bureaucrat but also one accompanying attendant subject to a decision by a committee of bureaucrats to be set up at the state and central levels.

The entitlement for the airfare as well as the medical treatment will now be the same as that of an IFS officer of the corresponding grade stationed abroad.

Given the high entitlement of an IFS officer overseas, every bureaucrat can easily claim the actual medical expenses abroad. Government officers were facing a lot of financial hardship due to the earlier rules, said a DoPT official, who did not wish to be named, describing the modifications as progressive while admitting that the new rules might end up burning a hole in the governments pocket given the high cost of medical treatment abroad.

2) Copy of file pertaining to the above letter along with file notings.

Thank you
Veeresh Malik

Friday, 6 September 2013

PMO RTI on clubs on government land (Breach Candy Mumbai)




Prime Minister's Office

05sept'13

PMOIN/R/2013/60132



Briefly, this is the issue:- Breach Candy Swimming Bath Trust, Breach Candy, Mumbai, stands on land owned by the Government of India. 

In order to understand the various points it is necessary to look at the history of this institution and how it came to be set up.  It seems that a trust deed was executed on 3-2-1876, between the Secretary of State for India in Council and the Municipal Corporation of the City of Bombay, by which deed the Municipality was given a plot of land on the foreshore at Breach Candy in Bombay and the object of the trust was the construction and maintenance of a salt water swimming bath for the use and benefit of European public of Bombay. The Municipality carried on this trust for some time and a salt water swimming bath was erected.

In other words, the submission here is that the Breach Candy Swimming Bath Trust is a Public Authority by virtue of it having being substantially financed as defined by the RTI Act of India by virtue of land being given free, as well as being on land which belongs to the Government of India.

It is also submitted that all business of Secretary of State for India was transferred to the Indian Government on 14/15 August 1947.

I may therefore kindly be provided the information sought under the RTI Act of India.




INFORMATION REQUIRED:-


a) Please provide me with full and precise information on  rules, regulations and byelaws of the Public Authority, the Breach Candy Swimming Bath Trust.

b) Please provide me with full and precise information on terms and conditions of lease with the Bombay Municipal Corporation, if any, or any other body, from inception to-date.

c) Please provide me with full and precise information on adherence in selection of members at Breach Candy Swimming Bath Trust, if any, for people from SC/ST and EWS.

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

e) Efforts made by Indian Government, if any, since Independence to recover this land and buildings on it.

Thanking you

Veeresh Malik

Planning Commission, PPP, RTI, consultants and what about their adherence to RTI please?



Planning Commission

06th September 2013

PLCOM/R/2013/60164






1) Please provide me with information on status and progress and action taken as well as follow-up by Planning Commission with Law Ministry or elsewhere, if any, on the following. Please refer to PIB eRelease No. 70554 dtd 04march11 titled -Montek Clarfies on Application of RTI Act on PPP Projects. In this press release quoted below:-

 (Some observations made by Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission Mr Montek Singh Ahluwalia regarding application of the RTI Act to PPP projects have been quoted out of context by media. The factual position is, therefore, being clarified through this Press Release.

The Chief Information Commissioner had sent a letter to the Dy. Chairman, Planning Commission suggesting that conditions should be built into every PPP agreement requiring the respective concessionaire to provide information regarding their projects under the RTI Act.

The aforesaid letter of CIC has been referred by the Planning Commission to the Law Ministry for advice regarding the appropriate response. This is because Information Commissions are statutory authorities, and their role and jurisdiction is determined by the RTI Act. Any clarification by the Planning Commission can neither expand nor restrict their role. It is for the Information Commissions to decide, whether and to what extent, the provisions of RTI Act are attracted by the PPP concessionaires. The Deputy Chairman is in favour of full disclosure by public authorities of all relevant aspects of PPPs and performance under them.

It is further clarified that concession agreements are executed by the respective Ministries and not by the Planning Commission. So far as the Planning Commission is concerned, it has published several Model Concession Agreements (MCAs) for PPP projects. These MCAs provide for full disclosure of the Concession Agreement, the Maintenance Manual, the Maintenance Programme and the Maintenance Requirements in respect of each project. Where an MCA is followed, any person can obtain certified copies of these documents from the respective concessionaires.

NNK/RK
(Release ID :70554)

2) Please provide me with information including file notings if any on documents pertaining to media report that states that Planning Commission has suggested key infrastructure ministries to review the role and responsibilities of consultants who help the government implement public-private partnership projects.

WiFi and computers at Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha, and an RTI on the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs



06sept'13

Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs


MOPAF/R/2013/60054


This refers to wi-fi connectivity in the Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha. This also refers to reports that in last calendar year, nearly 3 lakh attempts were made to access adult websites in British House of Parliament, information obtained under British Freedom of Information Act.

Please provide me with information on:-

1) How many attempts have been made by computers in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha to access adult content in FY 2012-2013.

2) How many MPs have availed of the funds and attended the familiarisation workshop for  using Apple iPad or Android-based Samsung Galaxy Tab for which they are provided Rs 50,000

3) What happens to the said Apple iPad or Android based Samsung Galaxy Tab once the MPs are no longer MPs.

Thank you
Veeresh Malik

Thursday, 5 September 2013

RTI on AICTE, Dept of Agriculture and Education



Aravali Institute of Managament, Jodhpur.

Varun Arya.


DOARE/R/2013/60402

Registration NumberDOARE/R/2013/60402
NameVeeresh Malik
Date of Filing05-09-2013
RTI Fee Received   10
Payment ModeCredit or Debit Card
SBI Reference number113090521136149
Transaction StatusTransaction Successful
Request filed withDepartment of Agricultural Research & Education



1) Please provide me with full minutes including file notings if any of meeting held in Delhi on 16th July 2013 between Shri SS Mantha, AICTE Chairman, and Shri Varun Arya, of Aravali Institute of Management, Jodhpur.

2) Please provide me with full minutes including file notings if any of meeting held on 22nd August 2013 between AICTE Approvals Committee or similar group and Shri Varun Arya of Aravali Institute of Management, Jodhpur

3) Please provide me with full minutes including file notings if any of meeting held on 05th September 2013 between Secrertary Higher Education Shri Ashok Thakur, Chairman AICTE Shri SS Mantha, Union Culture Minister Ms. Chandresh Kumari Katoch and Shri Varun Arya of Aravali Insttitute of Management, Jodhpur.

Reserve Bank of India, New Governor, Hype and Hoop-La



RBI Governor Change Ceremonies . . . and queries therein?



DOFSR/R/2013/60213

Please provide me with the following information:-

1) All costs incurred in connection with the ceremonies associated with the taking over as Governor of RBI on 4th of September 2013

2) Directions and procedures by which guest lists for these ceremonies were made.

3) All costs associated with media management and media related expenses in connection with the ceremonies associated with the taking over as Governor of RBI on 4th of September 2013

4) Directions and procedures by which media invitee lists for these ceremonies were made.

5) Directions and procedures if any for involving social media in connection with the ceremonies associated with the taking over as Governor of RBI on 4th of September 2013

6) Arrangements if any for live streaming of and in connection with the ceremonies associated with the taking over as Governor of RBI on 4th of September 2013

7) Analysis if any of costs that could have been saved if live streaming was provided as an option instead of presence of people in connection with the ceremonies associated with the taking over as Governor of RBI on 4th of September 2013.

Thanking you
Humbly submitted
Veeresh Malik

DG Shipping Mumbai through Ministry of Shipping, Killick


DG Shipping, Killick Marine

04sept'13

MEAPD/R/2013/60533


RTI Application pertaining to DG Shipping / Mumbai

1) In the issue of Captain Deepak Divekar Master Mariner and on the other side RPS Licence Holder from Directorate General of Shipping Mumbai Killick Marine Services and case up with Arbitrator Justice S.C Pratap (Appointed by High Court Of Bombay) which was eventually awarded to Captain Deepak Divekar, Master Mariner, please provide me with information on action taken, if any, against m/s Killick Marine Services and their RPS Licence from DG Shipping.

2) Please provide me with information on under which Sections of the Merchant Shipping Act were and are RPS Licence holders permitted to enter into recruitment and management for Indian flag ships and Indian flag shipowners.

Thank you.

Veeresh Malik

foreigners/aliens, visa applications, foreign intelligence services? Ministry of External Affairs



MEA - Consular, Passport & Visa Division (CPV)

04sept '13


MEAPD/R/2013/60533




1) Are OCIs asked for their and/or their close family members association if any with intelligence agencies, armed forces or para-military forces of foreign countries in Indian visa or other forms/queries/interview and copy of same if possible.

2) Are NRIs asked for their and/or their close family members association if any with intelligence agencies, armed forces or para-military forces of foreign countries in Indian visa or other forms/queries/interview and copy of same if possible.

3) Are PIOs asked for their and/or their close family members association if any with intelligence agencies, armed forces or para-military forces of foreign countries in Indian visa or other forms/queries/interview and copy of same if possible.

4) Are foreigners/aliens asked for their and/or their close family members association if any with intelligence agencies, armed forces or para-military forces of foreign countries in Indian visa or other forms/queries/interview and copy of same if possible.

Thank you

Department / Ministry of Defence, ALiens/foreigners and pensioners?


Should foreigners or those who voluntarily relinquish citizenship get pension??

04sept'13

MODEF/R/2013/60272


Please provide me with information on:-

1) What nationalities are covered under the provisions of the Army Act for recruitment into Indian Armed Forces other than Indian and/or Nepali.

2) Relevant Sections of Army Act or similar or Rules if any and authenticated copy thereof under which retired Armed Forces Personnel who have changed citizenship voluntarily after retirement / resigning continue to be provided with pension and other pensioner benefits.

3) Information on whether Nationality Certificate is requisitioned along with Life Certificate from Pensioners.

4) Total number of Armed Forces pensioners who are not Citizens of India (excluding Nepali citizens) but still receiving pension benefits and break-up by country.




Willingdon Sports Club, Mumbai, Ministry of Defence


Willingdon Gymkhana, is it is a serving Naval Officer there??

04sept'13


MODEF/R/2013/60281


Kindly provide me with information on action taken after receipt of the below appended email which is self explanatory, sent to the Indian Navy.

Thank you

Veeresh Malik







---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Veeresh Malik veereshmalik@gmail.com
Date: 9 July 2012 10:11
Subject: Fwd: RTI Application / Willingdon Spors Club Mumbai / 30un2012 / Veeresh Malik
To: dmpr-navy@nic.in
Cc: Secretary secretary@willingdonclub.com, Veeresh Malik veereshmalik@gmail.com


July 9, 2012


To: The Chief of Naval Staff,
Admiral Nirmal Kumar Verma
PVSM, AVSM, ADC
Chief of the Naval Staff
Indian Navy,
Sena Bhavan, New Delhi - 110011
New Delhi

cc: JDMPR (OI & R)
Room No 205, C Wing
Sena Bhawan, New Delhi -110011


Greetings and Jai Hind.

Please note that I am getting messages from one Cmde. K.N. Bhagat,
Secretary of Willingdon Club in Mumbai, who is not clarifying whether
he is a serving officer of the Indian Navy or retired, and is instead
trying to claim that it is nobodys business but his own.

It is my humble submission that this is a serious mis-representation,
and that suitable action be taken by the Indian Navy in this context,
since the rules on how retired Armed Forces officers present
themselves to the public are very clear and known.

Needless to state, misrepresentation by retired officers can and has
led to serious consequences, much reported in the media lately. For
example, here is one not much reported



I shall also be following up with Ministry of Defence as well as PG
Cell of PMO in this context, as well as by RTI.

Email exchanged are enclosed.

Sincerely,

Veeresh Malik
D-61, Defence Colony,
New Delhi 110024






July 9, 2012


Dear Shri Malik,

1. It must not be your concern whether I am serving or retired as long
as you get response to your email.

2. As far as intimation is concerned, on the contrary, the tone and
tenor of your mail is very intimidating.

3. You seem to be extremely well informed about the laws of the land,
however, our response to your demand stands the same as intimated to
you earlier.

 Cmde. K.N. Bhagat, VSM
 Secretary
Willingdon Sports Club
Mumbai

Ministry of Railways, dimensions of berths, biometrics.




Ministry of Railways
-4sept 13

MORLY/R/2013/60687


Please provide me with the following information:-

1) Dimensions of Lower Berth in AC-2-tier coach of LHB type

2) Dimensions of Side Lower Berth in AC-2 tier coach of LHB type

3) Dimensions of Lower Berth in AC-3 tier coach of LHB type

4) Dimension of Side Lower Berth in AC-3 tier coach of LHB type.

5) Dimensions of Upper Berth in AC-First coach of LHB type

6) Dimensions of Lower Berth in AC-First coach of LHB type

7) Biometric or modern identification procedure followed if any to identify pass holders including employees, ex-employees, elected representatives,and award winners, for free travel on Indian Railways.

Ministry of Sports wrt Jawaharalal Nehru Stadium and status therein for public



04sept '13

MOYAS/R/2013/60054




Please provide me with information on:-

1) Games available for members of public to play at Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi, and how to play there.

2) Open space around Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium was available for public to play football, practice running, walking and general sports. Same was sealed off during CWG. Please inform me on when this public space will be made available to public again as it is still sealed.

3) I had won some Delhi State Cycling Championship awards in 1971 and 1972, as well as invitation to Nationals in 1973, please provide me with information on where I can source details of this if possible, of old records.

Many thanks.

RTI filed on Rashtrapati Bhavan wrt vehicles, VVIP, social media, expenses



04 september 2013

PRSEC/R/2013/60193

Please provide me with information on:-

1) Procedure for sanction of purchase of motor vehicles for Presidents Secretariat.

2) Procedure for sanction of purchase of motor vehicles for Governors and Lt. Governors in various States and Union Territories of India.

3) Status of implementation of renewable energy options in various premises under the Presidents Secretariat in India.

4) Precise definition of the terms VVIP and VIP as used by Presidents Secretariat and also at functions where the President of India is present.

5) Social media initiatives, if any, at the Presidents Secretariat - viz:- Facebook, Twitter or similar accounts.

6) Where I can get centralised information on expenses on account of various Raj Bhavans and Governors establishments in India.

7) Information on expenses incurred by Presidents Secretariat on red beacons installed on motor vehicles for last 5 financial years including ongoing Financial Years.

Thank you for your kind cooperation.

Thursday, 16 May 2013

Why have the buses been diverted away from Delhi Airport??


Status as on 16 May 2013
Registration Number:MOCAV/E/2013/00335
Name Of Complainant:Veeresh Malik
Date of Receipt:16 May 2013
Received by:Ministry of Civil Aviation
Officer name:Shri G Asok Kumar
Officer Designation:Joint Secretary & PGO
Contact Address:R. No.268, 2rd Floor,B-Block,
Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan,
Safdarjung Airport, New Delhi110003
Contact Number:24617692
e-mail:asok.kumar@nic.in
Grievance Description:It has been observed that bus routes like 727 and other DTC bus routes which used to go right past the domestic and international airport terminals are now diverted to operate far away from the airport terminals. This defeats the very purpose of public transport and larger benefits for society as whole and the rights of the common man in particular. Kindly ensure that public bus services to and from the airport are restored and an enquiry done on who was responsible for diverting these buses away in the first case.
Current Status:RECEIVED THE GRIEVANCE

and here is the response I received from MoCA . . .



16 May 2013
Details:This matter does not pertain to this ministry. The matter may be taken up with Ministry of DTC.

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Govertnment of National Capital Territory of Delhi / Pedestrian crossings at bus stops


Status as on 14 May 2013
Registration Number:GNCTD/E/2013/01061
Name Of Complainant:Veeresh Malik
Date of Receipt:14 May 2013
Received by:Government of NCT of Delhi
Officer name:Shri Pankaj Joshi
Officer Designation:Deputy Director
Contact Address:Administrative Reforms Department
Govt. of NCT Delhi
7th Level, C-Wing, Delhi Secretariat, New Delhi110113
Contact Number:23392620
Grievance Description:Bus users and pedestrians and others in Delhi have to face terrible conditions when they get on the road as pedestrians, which are extremely dangerous and life-threatening, and also end up causing a lot of chaos. Please look into this. One solution would be to provide pedestrian crossings at EVERY bus-stop with on-demand traffic lights for pedestrians. This needs to be done on an urgent basis and it is requested that this be implemented as soon as possible.
Current Status:RECEIVED THE GRIEVANCE

Ministry of Labour and Employment / EPFO / Unhelpful


Status as on 14 May 2013
Registration Number:MOLBR/E/2012/01183
Name Of Complainant:Veeresh Malik
Date of Receipt:13 Dec 2012
Received by:Ministry of Labour and Employment
Forwarded to:EPFO, Regional Office, Delhi (North)
Officer name:Sh. A.K.Gupta
Officer Designation:Regional P.F. Commissioner I
Contact Address:Bhavishya Nidhi Bhawan,
28, Wazirpur Industrial Area
Delhi110052
Contact Number:01127376772
e-mail:ro.delhi@epfindia.gov.in
Grievance Description:Greetings and Jai Hind. Please refer to your Ministry letter F . N o . Z - I O I / O I S S - I I I ( P G ), Government of lndia Ministry of Labour and Employment (Public Grievance Cell) Shram Shakti Bhawan, Rafi Marg, New Delhi, dated : 29.10.2012 Please also refer to EPFO circular on the same subject http://www.epfindia.com/Circulars/Y2012-13/CSD_PGPortal_20182.pdf In this context I would like to state that the EPFO's own Grievance Redressal platform is totally unhelpful and to the extent that it forces EPFO claimants and subscribers to go with a begging bowl to the relevant office of the EPFO. These are the defects I observe:- +There is no response or way to check status for 30 days on the online platform offered by EPFO. + Time for meeting senior officers of the EPFO is not provided, we are just pushed away from the PRO. + Rejections are done on whimsical grounds and status of despatch of rejection letters is not shown. + Most of all, it appears that EPFO has scant respect for your circular quoted above. My own settlement case is now pending for the 51st day because I refuse to go begging for it. But the larger issue is that the EPFO has no grievance mechanism of any value for citizens. Most of whom are retired people seeking nothing but their own money. This is causing a major loss of faith in money kept with the government, Please, do something, and have the grievance mechanism at the EPFO revived. As of now, it appears to be an exercise in futility.
Current Status:UNDER PROCESS
Date of Action:14 Jan 2013

Ministry of Health & Family Welfare / Chemist-Dispensary at AIIMSc


Status as on 14 May 2013
Registration Number:DHLTH/E/2013/00445
Name Of Complainant:Veeresh Malik
Date of Receipt:08 May 2013
Received by:Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
Forwarded to:Health and Family Welfare
Officer name:Sh. Amrit Lal
Officer Designation:Deputy Secretary
Contact Address:Room No. 414, D-Wing, Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi-11
110011
Contact Number:23062655
Grievance Description:The chemist shop at AIIMSc has no cover from weather and elements for dozens of people standing in line outside. On the other hand, a wonderful underground parking lot has been made at the same hospital. Please look into this issue, as even trying to complain to the Office of the Director of AIIMSc is impossible. Patients and their relatives or attendants must please be treated better, and provided shade as well as a system, place to sit while waiting for their turn.
Date of Action:08 May 2013

Ministry of Road Transport & Highways / Public Grievance / thermal prints


Status as on 14 May 2013
Registration Number:MORTH/E/2013/00284
Name Of Complainant:Veeresh Malik
Date of Receipt:10 May 2013
Received by:Ministry of Road Transport and Highways
Officer name:Shri Raghav Chandra
Officer Designation:Joint Secretary Admn.E&amp
Contact Address:Room No. 324,Parivahan Bhavan,
Sansad Marg
New Delhi110001
Contact Number:23719209
e-mail:jsppp-rth@nic.in
Grievance Description:Receipts for tolls, bus tickets and other taxes paid on highways and roads in India by using thermal printers are often printed on thermal paper, rendering them invisible and useless after a few days. This practice is discontinued in the rest of the civilised world, also because it is now known that this sort of heat sensitive paper and thermal printing is carcinogenic. It is requested that this practice be stopped immediately and receipts be printed on ordinary paper using safer inks or technologies.
Current Status:RECEIVED THE GRIEVANCE