[New Delhi] RTI Activists Meets Jitendra Singh For Transparent Machanism
A group of RTI activists met Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh and discussed issues regarding citizens’ right to information and related concerns.
During the meeting, Singh allayed the apprehensions about there being any move to dilute the Right to Information (RTI) Act, as reported by a section of the media.
On the contrary, he said, the government, in the last four years, had worked on the principle of increasing citizen participation in governance with more accountability and transparency, an official statement said.
The delegation of RTI activists, representing Right to Information Activists Social Welfare Society, shared Singh’s concern about frivolous RTI applications.
It suggested that a mechanism to check such applications be evolved, like imposing a fine or making it mandatory for the applicants to disclose their Aadhaar number, the statement said.
The delegation also favoured a continuous and aggressive awareness campaign to educate the masses about the utility of RTI to ensure transparency and simultaneously cautioning them against its misuse for mala fide motives, it said.
Singh said the government had made efforts to fill all the 11 vacancies of the Central Information Commission (CIC).
The CIC, under the previous governments, has at times even functioned with just three or four members, he said.
He added the government had tremendously brought down the pendency of RTI applications and also cut down the disposal time.
The minister said most of the public bodies, numbering around 2,000, have been brought under the purview of the RTI Act in the last four years.
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[New Delhi] 121806 Grievances Waiting for Redressel .Refugees Of 1947 Are Still Waiting For Justice
More then One Lakh Grievances and 45 Suggested Reforms Pending In Govt Files.
As per Dr Jitendra Singh 80 reforms are suggested out of which only 35 reforms are implemented as a result of which 121806 cases were pending in 2017
Grievance Analysis Study has pointed out top 40 grievance receiving Ministries/Departments/OrganizationsThese are listed on CPGRAMS for identifying grievance prone area, their roots cause analysis and suggested systemic reforms for reducing such grievances. For the top 20 Ministries/Departments about 80 reforms have been suggested out of which 35 reforms have been implemented. This was stated by the Union Minister of Public Grievances Dr Jitendra Singh in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today But He Could not Show Oldest date of pending Grievance .
These reforms include
automatic refunds on cancellation of Railway Tickets,
Single Window Pension through disbursing Banks,
intensive mechanized cleaning of coaches,
e-verification of Income Tax Returns,
expeditious Income Tax Returns upto Rs. 50,000/- etc.
The reforms have been implemented by the concerned Ministries/Departments so that grievances on these specific issues could be reduced.
Grievances are required to be redressed in a decentralized manner by the Ministries/Departments/Organizations concerned as per work allocations under the allocation of Business rules, 1961. The details of receipt and disposal of grievances for the Ministries/Departments for the last three years are as under:
Year B/F Received Total Disposed % of disposal Pending
2015 80065 879230 959295 769633 80.23
2016 189662 1194931 1384593 1187111 85.74
2017 197482 1417891 1615373 1493567 92.46 121806
[New Delhi] ITO Madhu ,Debarred From Central Deputation
PMO has debarred senior income tax officer Madhu Mahajan from central deputation
Madhu Mahajan has been debarred till her retirement next year.
The officer reportedly failed to join on the central deputation in National Commission for Women (NCW).
The Appointments Committee of Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved debarment of Mahajan, a 1982-batch officer of Indian Revenue Service (Income Tax), for appointment on central deputation till her date of retirement i.e. September 30, 2018, an order issued by Personnel Ministry said.
Mahajan was appointed Member Secretary in the NCW, under the Ministry of Women and Child Development, last month.
Indian Prime Minister Reiterated His Stand On Food Security And Urged FAO to take the Lead in Protecting Interests of Poor and Farmers In WTO
The Director General of the Food and Agriculture Organization, Dr. Jose Graziano da Silva, called on the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi today.
The Prime Minister described Dr. da Silva as one of the champions of the “No Hunger Project” in Brazil, and called upon the FAO to take the lead in protecting the interests of the poor and farmers at the World Trade Organization.
The Prime Minister asserted that India does not stand in the way of a rule-based global trade agreement, but India cannot sacrifice the interests and food security of the poor and the farmers.
The Prime Minister said India looks forward to active participation of FAO in addressing the emerging challenges in Indian Agriculture. He sought partnership with the FAO for capacity-building in food storage. He suggested that some portion of such capacity addition brought about by the FAO`s efforts through international financial institutions, could be earmarked for the food and nutritional requirements of the poorest countries.
The Prime Minister sought FAO`s cooperation in designing a special campaign targeted at women in India, which would highlight ways to improve nutritional value and food habits.
The Prime Minister also discussed ways and means for the FAO to contribute towards increasing nutritional value in the Mid-Day Meal scheme for schoolchildren, enhancing production and protein content of pulses, improving production of oilseeds, enhancing milk productivity, and modernization of fisheries sector in India.
The DG, FAO, Dr. Jose Graziano da Silva calls on the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, in New Delhi on September 09, 2014.
Creator Of Characters Of Uncle Chaudhary And Sabu , Renowned Cartoonist, Pran Kumar Sharma Passed Away At The Age Of 75
Renowned Cartoonist Pran Kumar Sharma Passed Away
The Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed his grief on the passing away of renowned cartoonist Shri Pran Kumar Sharma. The Prime Minister described Shri Pran Kumar Sharma as a versatile cartoonist who brought smiles to the faces of people through his rich work
Pran Was Born on August 15, in Kasur Lahore, now in Pakistan
In 1969 , he created Chacha Chaudhary, a superhero-like, Wise Man character loved by children through decades.
After Death Of Legend Actor The Pran Now Demise Of Another Pran ,The Cartoonist , Is A Major Loss To The Nation
प्रधान मंत्री डॉ मन मोहन सिंह ने भारतीय विमानपत्तन प्राधिकरण के नए कम लागत वाले हवाई अड्डों के लिए स्वीकृति प्रदान कर दी है|
इसके अलावा भुवनेश्वर और इंफाल में दो नए अंतर्राष्ट्रीय हवाई अड्डे भी बनाये जाने हैं|
सरकारी-निजी भागीदारी के जरिए नवी मुम्बई+जुहू+गोवा+कन्नूर+पुणे+श्री पेरेम्ब्दूर+बेल्लारी और रायगढ़ में 8 ग्रीनफील्ड हवाई अड्डों का काम सौंपा जाना है:
चेन्नई+ कोलकाता+ लखनऊ+ गुवाहाटी+जयपुर+अहमदाबाद में में सरकारी-निजी भागीदारी के जरिए हवाई अड्डा परिचालन और रखरखाव शुरू किया जाएगा।
आन्ध्र प्रदेश+मध्य प्रदेश+उत्तर प्रदेश+अरुणाचल प्रदेश+असम+झाड़खंड+बिहार+पंजाब+ओड़िसा+राजस्थान+महाराष्ट्र में कम लागत वाले ५० नए हवाई अड्डे बनेंगे|इनमे से अधिकाँश टिएर२ &३ वाले शहर हैं|