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Application under Right to Information Act, 2005 [for RTI activists reference]

Posted by rtiact2005 on August 15, 2006

—– Original Message —–
From: Malik, Veeresh
To: kdayani@hub.nic.in
Cc: contactus@punecantonmentboard.com ; dscoord-rth@nic.in
Sent: Monday, August 14, 2006 12:52 PM
Subject: Application under Right to Information Act, 2005

From: Veeresh Malik, D-61, Defence Colony, New Delhi – 110024 / dtd 14th August’06
To: The CPIO, Mr. K. Dayani or alternate incumbent, Prime Minister’s Office, South Block, New Delhi 11oo11.

subj: Application under Right to Information Act, 2005

Jai Hind!!

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. This information is sought under the RTI Act’05, and as the applicant I would retain the right to inspect or ask for certified copies of the relevant documents/records/informations.

Preamble:- The Cantonment Boards, as per the National Commission to Review the Working of the Constitution of India, “have always remained a puzzle”. You can therefore appreciate the position of the ordinary citizen of India in trying to assign transparency and accountability with the Cantonment Boards. Cantonments remain a subject under the Union List, with accountability to Parliament.

The Cantonments Act 1924, as you will be aware, has its genesis in the need for an alien army to co-exist with a ruled civilian population. I do not wish to go into this further for the purposes of this application, except to state that despite my best efforts, I have been singularly unable to find the  responsible public authority/authorities who will provide me with the following information, which pertains to the Pune Cantonment Board but can by definition be applicable to all Cantonments in India, too.

Which is why, within the ambit of the RTI Act’05, I choose to approach the PIO of the Office of the Prime Minister of India, since I am unable to figure out which Public Authorities are responsible, and request most humbly that as a citizen of India who is no longer a member of a “ruled civilian population”, I be provided by the PIO of the PMO the following informations:-

1) Please provide me with information on the Laws of India under which legally registered motor vehicles operating in India under the MVA and CMVR of the Govt. of India, which have already paid Central and State road taxes, while passing through roads which lie within Cantonments, are impeded from free passage and made to pay additional “Vehicle Entry Tax” or “VET”. Please note – this query applies to roads which are open to general  traffic, within Cantonments,  and not shut for security or any other reasons. It is essential to notehere that as per the Cantonments Act 1924, any taxes levied by Cantonment Boards need the prior sanction of the Central Government.

2) Please provide me with information on how and why the motor vehicle under my charge while driving through Pune was made to pay Rs 165/- as VET under duress by the Cantonment Executive Officer, Pune, on 13th of August, 2006 vide VET receipt No. 3816 signed by Shri Dinesh Pawar, Cantonment Executive Officer, Pune with their reference Letter No. 1/2/TAX/VET/2006-2007 dated 21st of April, 2006. (Copy enclosed for your ready reference)

3) Please provide me with information on the system of cash flow of the funds collected in this manner under “VET” by the Pune Cantonment Board, and the break-up on how much of these funds for the FY 2004-2005 and 2005-2006, collected as VET in the name of the Pune Cantonment Board, actually reach Government coffers.

Thanking you,

Yours sincerely,

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

Note 1 to CPIO, PMO:-Application fee of Rs. 10/- in cash shall be submitted within 30 days as per procedure laid down by DoP&T 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, by eMail, also as per the RTI Act-2005.

cc: For advance information to Dept. of Road Transport & Highways/New Delhi and Pune Cantonment Board.


12 Responses to “Application under Right to Information Act, 2005 [for RTI activists reference]”

  1. Homarjun said


    A Govt. Inter. College in my Town Fatehpur does not have a lot of facilities including library. I want to seek who is responsible, or what are the reasons for not being able to provide basic need of a school such as Library. I had talked to principal, who said thers is no funding for even paper. Even the schools news paper is delivered at his house, the school computer lab generator is providing electricity to his personal use not the studdents. Could someone guide me how should I proceed in this matter.

    1. To whome should I send the email. (I live in USA)
    2. How should I seek the information such that?

    Please reply to my email at homarjun@gmail.com as I may not check this post often.

    • amit ranjan said

      I want information of kilometer allowance to paid in pkr/pilot working at pakur loco pilot and guard kilometer allowance working at pkr/pilot.If any difference then why @ who is responcable.

  2. Prashanth.Pai said

    Wanted Application Form of Karnataka Mahithi Hakku.

  3. nice! i’m gonna make my own blog

  4. Sanjeev gupta said

    Need help about to display the select list of lower division clerk of mes pathankot zone

  5. Neelambari Bhoge said

    Need help to file an RTI for completion certificate that has been withheld. Want to know the reasons for withhelding the certificate.

  6. Rajinder said

    C.S.R. Of punjab

  7. vikas said

    hello sir,
    i m one of the farmer of uttar Pradesh State , we are facing many problems from our neighbours and from pradhan of our village , Against that we have make the complaint in police station but from there no reply have been responded. we have also suited the case in there name but against that safe guard has given, Now the neghbours and pradhan are inforceing that we should fight them we don`t wont to do such mi-chef . This is happening from last 10 years , because we staying and working in other cities ..
    in against that one of close friend suggest that help of your
    so, Kindly do any thing for us and suggest
    we are hoping much more for others

    please reply on mail vikas5958@gmail.com

  8. Your style is very unique compared to other folks
    I have read stuff from. Many thanks for posting when you’ve got the opportunity, Guess I will just book mark this site.

  9. Vamsi said

    But,to whom i shall send my request i.e please disclose the detials of how to find the pio .please send the information u have to krishnaramaraju999@gmail.com

  10. bhaskar said

    The head of department
    I O C L Corporate office
    Sub. corrubtion in allotment of rajiv gandhi garamin vitrak

    We Are compititior of R G V V of Masod Location and we are requesting to you for inquiries of these matter. sir iocl’s corrubted officer has alloted 30 km . far to advertise location.
    1 . sir on Dated 5/11/2011 iocl has advertised for R G V V in Dainik Bhaskar and Patrika news paper.
    2. on Dated 1/1/2013 iocl has re printed advertised for vaccant location who has’t fill by able candidate.
    3.In these advertisement masod ,saikheda and vaygovn has been included.
    4.Masod saikheda and vaygovn is in 3 kms area in prabhat pattan block.
    5.For these advertisement Bhaskar Magarde, Nilesh Thakur , Dilip diyavar has been participated.
    6. all thrise candidates able to taking agency.
    7.But iocl Bhopal has been selected sarika anurag mishra by lucky draw.
    8.After selection companies officer check all documets of sarika mishra.
    9. in these proces companis corrubt officer has been taken loi for other location who is 30 km far to advertised location.
    10 on these behavior according to rule of company Nilese has complaint to iocl office wih Mr katker
    11. And Nilesh has made dd on 20th march by Bank of maharashtra of 1000 rupees in time period of 30 days acording to com.rule.
    12. that Masod;s halka no. 98, saikhedas 122,and vaygovn 99 . I O CL should make gowdoun n showroom in these halka no.
    13.but iocl has been taken l. o.i. to sarika mishra. after changed location.
    14. that companies senior manager Mr O.P. Sahu and Area manager Mr Kujur has illegally taken LOI to sarika Mishtra and we thing in these process a huge corrubtion done by ur officer
    so sir we are again requesting u plz inquiris of all whole process.

    thanking you
    Bhaskar magarde

  11. sanjay said

    hello my name is sanjay . main ek constany k pass gya tha out of country job apply k liye usne mjse 100000rup liya hai ..or mje visa be nai diya abi tak . or aaj mje ek letter aya usme likha hai 15000 le lena baki proccsing fess h tumhra visa nai bna m kya kru ..mje ek lowyr ne ye notice beja hai plz tell me .. mje kya krna chye

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