Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Claim For Commons: Claim for Repossession of Village Land in Bulandshahr District - RTI (III)


                                                                                                  
                                                                                    REGISTERED

                                                                                         A/G-398,Shalimar Bagh,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Delhi-110088.

                                                                                                       June 17, 2011.



Public Information Officer,

Office of Upper Zila Adhikari (Administration),

Collectorate, Kutchery Road,

Bulandshahr-203001, Uttar Pradesh.


Sir,


APPLICATION UNDER RIGHT TO INFORMATION ACT 2005


Please refer to your letter No.Rajya Sahayak-Public Information-2010-150 dated 31 May, 2011 (in response to my RTI application dated May 12, 2011), which is addressed to Tehsildar, Syana and a copy endorsed to me.

Though your above letter is dated May 31, 2011 but it was received by me on June 11, 2011 i.e. after 11 days. I do not think the Postal Department is so incompetent as to take 11 days to deliver to me atDelhia letter originating from Bulandshahr which is less than 100 KMs fromDelhi. They usually deliver the letters within two to three days. Apparently there is something wrong with the system of dispatch of dak in your office.

As per provisions of the RTI Act the Public Information Officer is required to provide the information within 30 days. The stipulated period has already expired. Not providing the information within the prescribed period is as good as denying the information and it attracts penalty. Whatever may be the procedure in your office for obtaining information from the subordinate offices, the responsibility of providing information on time to the RTI applicant is entirely of the Public Information Officer.

Please provide the following information :-

1. My above mentioned RTI application has been forwarded by you to the Tehsildar, Syana, The information sought pertains to Tehsildar, Bulandshahr. Is it that Tehsildar, Syana is also looking after the work of Tehsil, Bulandshahr ? If not, please state for what good reasons it has been sent to him.

1. At point no.5 of my RTI application dated May 12, 2011, the information sought pertains to other Tehsils of district Bulandshahr. Please state how Tehsildar, Syana would be able to provide information related to areas beyond his jurisdiction. Has he been also designated as Public Information Officer or Assistant Public Information Officer ?

1. The RTI applications are being forwarded by you to the subordinate offices who directly send replies to the applicants. This is different from the procedure laid down in the RTI Act wherein the Public Information Officer, after obtaining information from the concerned Branch/Section, sends a reply to the applicant. Please state if it is your own innovation or the procedure has been laid down by a higher authority. If so, please provide me a copy of the relevant order.

1. Please state if there are any other officers in Collectorate/District Administration, Bulandshahr who have been designated as Public Information Officers or Assistant Public Information Officers. If so, give details so that in future I may directly address my applications to the concerned Public Information Officers/Assistant Public Information Officers.

1. My RTI application of May 12, 2011 was forwarded by you to Tehsildar, Syana on May 31, 2011 (factually on around June 9, 2011) i.e. after about 28 days whereas according to RTI Act it should have been forwarded within 3 days. RTI applications require time bound action, as a reply has to be sent by the PIO within 30 days. As such 28 days’ delay cannot be treated as a routine matter. The stipulated 30 days time is already over. Please state the reasons for holding up the application in your office for such a long time.


A Postal Order for Rs.10/- is enclosed towards application fee.


                                                                                                Yours faithfully,

                                                                                                ( H.C. Sharma )

  Encl : Postal Order.

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                                                                                 REGISTERED

                                                                                     A/G-398, Shalimar Bagh,

                                                                                                      Delhi-110088.

                                                                                                      July 21, 2011.



The District Magistrate/

Appellate Authority,

Collectorate, Kutchery Road,

Bulandshahr-203001, Uttar Pradesh.



Sir,

APPEAL UNDER RIGHT TO INFORMATION ACT 2005

I had sought some information from the Public Information Officer, Collectorate, Bulandshahr vide my applications dated May 12, 2011 and June 17, 2011 (copies enclosed).

The application dated May 12, 2011 was forwarded by the Public Information Officer to the Tehsildar, Syana (even though the matter relates to Tehsil, Bulandshahr) and the latter has chosen not to reply. The application dated June 17, 2011 has been held up by the Public Information Officer himself who has not provided the desired information till date. This shows the lackadaisical attitude of these officers even towards time-bound matters. Since the stipulated period of 30 days has already expired and there has been no response either from the Tehsildar, Syna or the Public Information Officer, Bulandshahr, I am preferring this Appeal to you with the prayer that the Public Information Officer may be directed to provide the desired information to me within a time-frame as may be specified by you.

                                                                                                       Thanking you,

                                                                                                     Yours faithfully,

                                                                                                    ( H.C. Sharma )

Encls : As above


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                                                                                   REGISTERED

                                                                                      A/G-398, Shalimar Bagh,

                                                                                                       Delhi-110088.

                                                                                                   24 August, 2011

The Public Information Officer,

Office of the Chief Secretary,

Government of Uttar Pradesh,

U.P. Secretariat Complex,

Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh



Sir,

APPLICATION UNDER RIGHT TO INFORMATION ACT 2005


Kindly refer to my Petition dated 15 April, 2011 (copy enclosed) and provide the following information :-

1. Whether my above Petition was seen by the Chief Secretary or not.
2. If yes, what orders/instructions/directions he recorded on it. Any order/circular issued thereon by his junior officer. A copy thereof may be provided to me.
3. What action was taken thereafter.
4. If no action was taken, the reasons thereof.
5. What is the policy/practice/procedure laid down to deal with petitions received from the public. A copy thereof may be provided to me.


A Postal Order for Rs.10/- is enclosed towards application fee.




                                                                                                  Yours faithfully,

                                                                                                  ( H.C. Sharma )
Encls : As above

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