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Youth if oppressed beyond limit may be harmful for govt


Youth if oppressed beyond limit, as in the opinion of many has been the case in JNU and other places in the recent past, may be harmful for government in the days to come. Is it a fact ?

225 declassified files on Netaji available for public


225 declassified files on Netaji have come into the public domain which includes 9 files of the Cabinet Secretariat also.


Will there be a bloody revolution by 2025 ?


Will there be a bloody revolution by 2025 that too because of religious incompatibility ? Many believe that as the things stand today, it can't be totally ruled out.

 



DEBATE

Narendra Modi
Sonia Gandhi
Arvind Kejriwal
Vasundhara Raje
J Jayalalithaa
Mamta Banerjee
Naveen Patnayak
K Chandrasekhar Rao
Mehbooba Mufti Sayeed
Nitish Kumar

In world's biggest democracy- Who can be termed as dictator and why ?

In India - world's biggest democracy - Who can be said to be dictators from among the following. Narendra Modi (Prime Minister), Ms. Sonia Gandhi (AICC Chief), Arvind Kejriwal (Delhi Chief Minister), Vasundhara Raje (Rajasthan Chief Minister), J Jayalalithaa (Tamil Nadu Chief Minister), Mamta Banerjee (West Bengal Chief Minister), Naveen Patnayak (Orissa Chief Minister ), K Chandrasekhar Rao (Telangana Chief Minister), Mehbooba Mufti Sayeed (Jammu & Kashmir Chief Minister) and Nitish Kumar (Bihar Chief Minister).

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159 candidates allocated IRS-IT

As many as 159 candidates have been allotted Indian Revenue Service of Income Tax cadre IRS(IT) against the Civil Service examination (CSE) - 2015.

 

 


 

 

1981 batch IAS officer yet to get posting as Secretary

1981 batch IAS officer of Rajasthan cadre Rakesh Srivastava is still waiting in the wings to get posting as Secretary in the Government of India.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balvinder Singh is Technical Member of NCLAT

Deputy CAG Balvinder Singh (IA&AS:1981) has been appointed as Technical Member in the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal.
(We said this on June 7)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rishi Kumar Shukla is new DGP of Madhya Pradesh

Rishi Kumar Shukla has taken over as new DGP of Madhya Pradesh. 1983 batch IPS officer Shukla has succeeded 198o batch IPS officer Surendra Singh who superannuated on Thursday.

 

 

 

 

 

Meena is new Chief Secretary of Rajasthan

Finally there is a surprise in Rajasthan. O P Meena has been appointed new Chief Secretary. 1979 batch IAS officer Meena has succeeded C S Rajan who superannuated on Thursday.

 

 

 

 

 

Ranjan to be Chief Advisor to CM of UP?

Outgoing Uttar Pradesh Chief Secretary Alok Ranjan will now be Chief Advisor with Cabinet Rank to Uttar Pradesh CM Akhilesh Yadav . He is a 1978 batch IAS officer.

 

 

 

 

 

Goa Chief Secretary, R K Srivastava gets extension

R K Srivastava, Chief Secretary, Goa, has reportedly been granted an extension of three months. He is a 1984 batch IAS officer of UT cadre.

 

 

 

 

 

S K Jain is interim DGP of Meghalaya

S K Jain has been appointed as the interim DGP of Meghalaya following the superannuation of Rajiv Mehta. He is 1981 batch IPS officer of Assam Meghalaya cadre.

 

 

 

 

 

VIP sons empanelled as JS

After three months wait, 19 IAS officers of 1998 batch have been empanelled as JS in GoI. These include Brijendra Singh, Haryana cadre, son of Birendra Singh, Union Rural Development Minister and Ritvik R. Pandey, Karnataka cadre, son in law of Nripendra Mishra, PS to PM.

 

 

 

 

 

Two IAS officers out of six from Karnataka empanelled as Addl Secretary in GoI

Only two IAS officers out of six belonging to 1986 batch from Karnataka cadre have been empanelled for Additional Secretary level posts in Government of India.

 

 

 

 

 

P H Kurian empanelled as Additional Secretary in GoI

P H Kurian has been empanelled for holding Additional Secretary or Additional Secretary equivalent posts in Government of India. He is a 1986 batch IAS officer of Kerala cadre.

 

 

 

 

 

Prabhanshu Kamal promoted as ACS, Medical Education in MP

Prabhanshu Kamal has been promoted as Additional Chief Secretary, Medical Education in Madhya Pradesh. He is a 1985 batch IAS officer of MP cadre.

 

 

 

 

Orissa High Court gets three Judges

Justice Biswanath Rath, Justice Sangam Kumar Sahoo and Justice Pramath Patnaik, Additional Judges of the Orissa High Court, have been appointed as Judges of the Orissa High Court.

 

 

 

 

 

Unni joins as DG, Armed Forces Med Services today

Lt Gen M K Unni, AVSM, VSM, PHS, AMC, is taking over the charge as Director General, Armed Forces Medical Services on July 1, 2016.

 

 

 

 

 

D K Hota takes over as CMD, BEML (UPDATED)

D K Hota, Director (Human Resources), BEML, has taken over the charge as Chairman-cum-Managing Director, BEML Limited.
(We said this on Dec 30, 2015)

 

 

 

 

 

NTPC CMD Gurdeep Singh gets charge of NEEPCO (UPDATED)

Gurdeep Singh, CMD, NTPC, has been assigned an additional charge of Chairman & Managing Director, North Eastern Electric Power Corporation Limited (NEEPCO) after the retirement of present incumbent P C Pankaj.

 

 

 

 

 

Raman joins as Director (Tech), SAIL today

Raman, ED, SAIL, is taking over the charge as Director (Technical), Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) on July 1, 2016.
(We said this on July 1, 2016)

 

 

 

 

 

Divakar takes charge as Director (Tech), BDL today

Kappagantula Divakar, GM, BDL, is taking over the charge as Director (Technical), Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL) on July 1, 2016.
(We said this on Dec 9, 2015)

 

 

 

 

 

Thakur yet to join as Director (HR), NALCO Ltd

Basant Kumar Thakur, GM, SAIL, is yet to take over the charge as Director (Human Resources), NALCO Limited a vacancy of this post has arisen.

 

 

 

 

 

P K Agrawal takes over as Director (DD), CONCOR today

P K Agrawal, CEO, CONCOR, is assuming the charge as Director (Domestic Division), Container Corporation of India Limited (CONCOR) on July 1, 2016.
(We said this on Dec 31, 2015)

 

 

 

 

Ms Rajani Sankaran repatriated to her parent cadre

Ms Rajani Sankaran, Director (Finance), Bharatiya Nabhikiya Vidyut Nigam Limited (Bhavini), has been repatriated to her parent cadre. She is a 1989 batch IA&AS officer.

 

 

 

 

Inter cadre deputation of Asangba Chuba Ao to Nagaland extended

The inter cadre deputation of Asangba Chuba Ao from Bihar to Nagaland has been extended for a period of one year with effect from June 25, 2016. He is a 2003 batch IAS officer of Bihar cadre.

 

 

 

 

 

Rajeev Kumar is also Ambassador to Cabo Verde

Rajeev Kumar, presently Ambassador to Senegal, has been concurrently accredited as Ambassador to Republic of Cabo Verde. He is a 2001 batch IFS Officer.

 

 

 

 

 

S B Shashank relieved to join Govt of Mizoram

The Government of Delhi has relieved S B Shashank of charges to join the Government of Mizoram. He is a 2007 batch IAS Officer of AGMUT cadre.

 

 

 

 

 

Sonny George appointed as CGM (Ope & IT), Corp Centre, SBI Nav Mumbai

Sonny George has been appointed as Chief General Manager, Operations and Information Technology in the Information Technology Department at State Bank of India Corporate Centre, Navi Mumbai.

 

 

 

 

 

Prashant Kumar is new President of IFS Association

Prashant Kumar has been elected President of the All India Indian Foreign Service (IFS) Association. He is 1985 batch IFS officer of Madhya Pradesh cadre.

 

 

 

 

 

A K Choudhury yet to get orders for MD, IRFC

The orders of A K Choudhury, ED, RVNL, for the appointment as Managing Director, Indian Railway Finance Corporation Limited (IRFC) are yet to be issued by the Government of India as a vacancy of this post is arising on July 1, 2016.

 

 

 

 

 

Three Archaeologists transferred after promotion

Three Archaeologists have been transferred after promotion to Deputy Superintending Archaeologist grade. Accordingly, Praveen Singh has been transferred from Jodhpur to Delhi circle while Dr Izhar Alam Hashmi was posted to Nagpur from Bhopal and Biri Singh is being transferred from Agra to Patna.

 

 

 

 

 

Khalkho transferred from Kolkata

A M Khalkho , a 1994 batch IDAS officer has been transferred from KolKata to Mumbai as CDA ( CSD).

 

 

 

 

 

Two Under Secretary level officers get postings in GoI

G Saravanan has been posted as Under Secretary, Defence while Ragesh Kant was appointed to Investment and Public Asset Management in Government of India.

 

 

 

 

 

25 ISS officers transferred

As many as 25 officers of Senior Administrative Grade (SAG) belonging to Indian Statistical Service (ISS) have been transferred and posted to different places. S R Joshi has been shifted to CACP, Agriculture and Farmers Welfare while Sudip Kumar Ray was posted to Coal, New Delhi and Bipad Bhanjan Pal is being transferred to DGCI & S, Commerce & Industry Kolkata. Similarly, Amitabh Pradhan has been shifted to labour Employment; Mrs Jiju Kurien to Revenue; Ramesh Chandra Aggrawal to Ayush; P C Cyriac to Civil Aviation; Sunil Kumar Chakrobarty to RGI, Home Affairs; G Sajeevan to Development Commissioner office, MSME; K Thomas to IBM, Mines, Nagpur; Madan Mohan Hasija to Shipping, New Delhi; Hiranya Borah to Drinking Water and Sanitation, New Delhi; Mrs Sunita Chitkara to Intra, Inter & International Coordination Unit; S V R Murthy to NAD, CSO, MoSPI; Mrs T Rajeshwari to NAD, CSO, MoSPI; Atanusashan Basu to NSSO, RO, Gangtok; A K Sarkar remains Kolkata; Soumendra Chattopadhyaya to NSSO, MoSPI, Kolkata; Supriya Mukherjee to NSSO, RO, Vijayawada; Debasis Chakrobarty to DGCI&S, Commerce & Industry; Susanta Kuamr Jana to NSSO, RO, Bhopal; J Bhattacharjee to DoNER, New Delhi; G Sivasubramanyan to NSSO, ZO, Bangaluru; Pradip Kumar De to NSSO, RO, Delhi and B S Chhabra was posted to NSSO, RO, Imphal.

 

 

 

 

 

Brig Raj Sammi to be promoted to Acting Rank of Maj Gen

Brig Raj Sammi, ARTY, has been approved for the promotion to the Acting Rank of Maj Gen in the Command & Staff stream and Staff only stream.

 

 

 

 

 

Bhaduri is new Director of IGCAR

Noted scientist Arun Kumar Bhaduri has taken over as Director of Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR) at Kalpakkam.

 

 

 

 

Tenure of Hyderabad Metro MD extended

Tenure of Hyderabad Metro Rail Managing Director N.V.S. Reddy has been extended by another year. He is an IRAS officer.

 

 

 

 

 

Vacancy of DDG (C&A), DoT arising in July

A vacancy of DDG (C&A) in the Department of Telecommunications is arising in July.

 

 

 

Swarn Singh gets DG rank in Madhya Pradesh

Swarn Singh has been promoted the rank of DG in Madhya Pradesh. He is 1985 batch IPS officer.

 

 

 

 

Lt Gen Mathson is new Commander of Sudarshan Chakra Corps

Lt Gen Cherish Mathson has taken over as Commander of the Sudarshan Chakra Corps in Bhopal.He has succeeded Lt Gen Pradeep Singh.

 

 

 

 

 

Major reshuffle of IPS Officers in Rajasthan (UPDATED)

As many as 51 IPS Officers have been transferred and posted to different places in Rajasthan. Accordingly, Jaswant Sampatram has been appointed as DG, Police Housing while Sunil Kumar Mehrotra was posted as Additional DGP, Administration and Community Policing. Similarly, Om Prakash Galhotra has been posted as Additional DGP, Armed Battalion while Hemant Kumar Purohit was appointed as Additional DGP, Police Housing; Alok Tripathi as Additional DGP, Anti-Corruption Bureau; Bhupendra Singh as Additional DGP, Personnel and also Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Sardar Patel Police University; Rajeev Kumar Dasot as Additional DGP-cum-Director, Police Academy; Mohanlal Lather as Additional DGP, CID (Civil Rights); Bhupend Kumar Dak as Additional DGP, Planning, Modernization and Welfare; Umesh Mishra as Additional DGP, Anti National Squad; Amrit Kalash as IGP, Armed Battalion; Dinesh M N as IGP, SOG; Sachin Mittal as IGP, Anti-Corrpution Bureau; Hawa Singh Ghumaria as IGP, Law and Order; S Sengathir as IGP, Training; Gurucharan Rai as IGP, Security; Bipin Kumar Pandey as IGP, Bikaner Range; A V Shukla as IGP, Police Academy; Rohit Mahajan as IGP, CID (CB); K Bahadur Singh Kapoor as IGP, CID (Crime Branch); Shiv Lal Joshi as IGP, Personnel; H G Raghvendra Suhasa as DIG, Security; Gaurav Srivastava as Deputy Commissioner, Headquarters; Om Prakash-I as Commandant, 4th Battalion, RAC; Mrs K B Vandana as Principal, RPTC, Jodhpur; Sawai Singh Chaudhary as DIG, Training; Anil Kumar Jain as Special Officer, Home; Rahul Prakash as SP, Alwar; Ashok Kumar Gupta as SP, Jaipur Development Authority; Hemant Kumar Sharma as SP, CID (CB); Satyendra Kumar as SP, Rural, Kota; Mrs Preeti Chandra as SP, Intelligence; Tejraj Singh Kharodhiya as DIG, Jail, Jodhpur; Madan Gopal Meghwal as SP, CID (CB); Sunil Kumar Vishnoi as SP, Bundi; Gagandeep Singla as SP, Barmer; Rajeev Pachar as SP, Hanumangarh; Deshmukh Paris Anil as SP, Nagaur; Manish Agrawal as Assistant SP, Training; Bhuvan Bhushan Yadav as SP, Dungarpur; Gaurav Yadav as SP, Jaisalmer; Mrs Mamta Gupta as SP, SERB; Mrs Rashi Dogra Dudi as Commandant, 10th Battalion, RAC, Bikaner; Yadram Phansal as SP, Vigilance; Bhanvar Singh Nathawat as Commandant, 14th Battalion, RAC, Bharatpur; Yogesh Dadhich as SP, Anti-Corruption Bureau, Jaipur; Manoj Kumar as SP, Anti-Corruption Bureau, Ajmer; Maman Singh Yadav as SP 2,Security to CM; Rajesh Kumar Sharma as Deputy Director, Rajasthan Police Academy and Himmat Abhilash Tank as Commandant, 9th Battalion, RAC, Tonk.

 

 

 

 

 

Reshuffle of IAS officers in Rajasthan (UPDATED)

As many as 22 officers belonging to Indian Administrative Service (IAS) have been transferred and posted to different places in Rajasthan. Accordingly, A Mukhopadhyaya has been appointed as Chairman and Commissioner, Housing Baord, Jaipur while Ashok Jain was made ACS, Industries and Rajhans Upadhayaya is ACS, Higher and Technical Education. Similarly, Vipin Chandra Sharma has been appointed as ACS, Minority Affairs; Nihal Chand Goyal as ACS, Forest and Environment; Devendra Bhushan Gupta as ACS, Infrastructure; Om Prakash Saini as ACS, Water Resources; Mukesh Kumar Sharma as Principal Secretary, Urban Development and Housing; Khemraj Chaudhary as Chairman, Rajasthan Commercial Taxes, Ajmer; Deepak Utpreti as Principal Secretary, Home Civil Security; Mrs Vinu Gupta as Principal Secretary, Medical and Health; Abhya Kuamr as Secretary, Cooperative; Mrs Aparna Arora as Secretary, Mining and Petroleum; Ajitabh Sharma as Commissioner, Industries and Corporate Social Responsibility; Rohit Kumar as Secretary, Disaster Management; Mahesh Bhardwaj as Additional Chief Vigilance Commissioner, Home; Md Hanif as Member, Revenue Board; Dr Vina Pradhan as Director, RAJFED, Jaipur; Banna Lal as Director, State Insurance and Provident Fund; Pradeep Kumar Borad as Secretary, Secretariat Service Selection Board and Namit Mehta was posted as Additional Commissioner, VAT and IT, Commercial Taxes.

 

 

 

 

 

NSIC CMD addresses IFO Southern SME Meet (UPDATED)

Ravindra Nath, CMD, NSIC addressed the participants as Chief Guest in the " IFO Southern SME Meet" organized by Indian Foundry Organization at Bengaluru. He apprised them how various initiatives taken by NSIC for MSMEs can be utilized by members of Indian Foundry Association.

 

 

 

 

 

Raman joins as Director (Tech), SAIL (UPDATED)

Raman, ED, SAIL, has taken over the charge as Director (Technical), Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) on July 1, 2016.
(We said this on July 1, 2016)

 

 

 

 

Divakar takes charge as Director (Tech), BDL (UPDATED)

Kappagantula Divakar, GM, BDL, has taken over the charge as Director (Technical), Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL) on July 1, 2016.
(We said this on Dec 9, 2015)

 

 

 

 

 

P K Agrawal takes over as Director (DD), CONCOR (UPDATED)

P K Agrawal, CEO, CONCOR, has assumed the charge as Director (Domestic Division), Container Corporation of India Limited (CONCOR).
(We said this on Dec 31, 2015)

 

 

 

 

 

Vivek Srivastava repatriated to join IB (UPDATED)

Vivek Srivastava, Inspector General, SPG, has been accorded premature repatriation to join Intelligence Bureau. He is a 1989 batch IPS officer of Gujarat cadre.

 

 

 

 

 

WHISPERS - CORPORATE WORLD
Nath appointed Govt Nominee Director on ONGC Board
Union Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas has nominated Amar Nath, Joint Secretary (E) , Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, as Government Director on the Board of Directors of Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC) .

 

 

 

 

 

 

Harswarup Gupta to continue as Chairman- Emeritus of AMD Industries Ltd

Harswarup Gupta has resigned as Executive Chairman of AMD Industries Limited w.e.f. July 2, 2016 . He will continue as Chairman- Emeritus of the company.

 

 

 

 

 

Ashok Gupta appointed Exec. Chairman of AMD Industries Ltd

Ashok Gupta, Vice Chairman of AMD Industries Limited has been appointed as Executive Chairman of the company w.e.f.July 3, 2016.

 

 

 

 

 

Pant is CEO (Designate) of APTECH Ltd

APTECH Limited has appointed Anil Pant as Chief Executive Officer (Designate) of the company w.e.f. July 1, 2016 .

 

 

 

 

Raole resigns as CFO & Senior VP ( Corporate Services) of RPG Life Sciences Ltd

Sachin Raole has resigned as Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President ( Corporate Services) of RPG Life Sciences Limited.

 

 

 

 

Ansari ceases to be Part-time Non-official Director of UCO Bank

Salahuddin Ansari has ceased to be Part-time Non-official Director of UCO Bank.

 

 

 

 

Ranganathan resigns as the MD of TVS Electronics Limited

K E Ranganathan has resigned as the Managing Director of TVS Electronics Limited w.e.f. July 1, 2016.

 

 

 

Shahra appointed Joint MD of Anik Industries Ltd

Anik Industries Ltd has appointed Manish Shahra as Joint Managing Director of the company w.e.f. July 1, 2016.

 

 

 

Ms Jiwarajka appointed Addl. Director of Salora International Ltd

Salora International Limited has appointed Ms Neetu Jiwarajka as Additional Director of the company.

 

 

 

 

Pandey appointed CS of Zenith Exports Ltd

Zenith Exports Limited has appointed Govind Pandey as Company Secretary of the company.

 

 

 

 

Kanhere resigns as Independent Director of Tilaknagar Industries Ltd

Dr Vishnu Kanhere has resigned as Non-Executive and Independent Director of Tilaknagar Industries Limited.

 

 

 

 

 

FORUM

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DEBATE (1)

Round the clock Narendra Modi thinks of Country.Some times he has to take hard decisions which may be called as dictatorial.

Rajiv Nath

Paradigm shift in today's politics


There is paradigm shift in today's politics from earlier tricks & traits because focus has shifted from corruption to disintegration. It is evident from the fact that NDA' Modi Govt. is strict & adhering anti-corruption measures/operations supplemented with reforms & socialistic expenditure to bring-out best for the people at large with eye on inclusive growth.
So, Opposition parties had a minute observation after debacle / defeat of AAP's Student Wing in DUSU election than plunk changed from corruption to disintegration. Every move of Opposition is matching with Anti-National activities to draw a parallel by propagating through favored Media to establish an injury/victimize/indecency /injustice.

These forces have united and day is not far away when everything will be in black & white, visible to the common man /woman-who are they to whom they were voting in past and what good they have brought for them after several years of rule alone or all along in coalition.

You can very well understand this by having a true example, if you have to abuse somebody in higher-ups as an opposition you will never miss-out any chance as & when situation arises in the democracy normally, but what will have to the opposition when circumstances are shrinking of actual problem by effective Govt. of today then connive to manufacture/ create unrest by any means if to that extend to change the face created earlier like-"K" to "K" with little difference so the people may recognize their credentials & take them true by face value instead recognizing game behind whole orchestration to befoul the people in name of Social Justice & what not "Azadi".

Difficulties are with who oppose Narendra Modi but in what form-Challenges are:

There is no parallel to him & his Govt. Hard work & Nation Building

There is innovation formulated in each programme & policy implementation.

There is complete transparency in higher-ups including Minister, Senior Bureaucrats at every level of governance in just two years of rule.

There is level playing field with equal opportunity to bring-out best from every corner of Govt. activities to enhance people's participation.

There are so many good to write about Modi Govt. except one thing- why? -there should be more exigent action against Non-functioning Institutions as well as Entities based on Investigating & intelligence Agencies effective Network keeping National Security top most priority.

Keep on attacking Modi, he will never ever retaliate instead pick good from it & rest will be in dustbin. That's all. Jai Hind.

By-A Sach.

Tough policy towards Pakistan - a pipe dream


When PM, Modi cancelled Foreign Minister's meet just when he took over as PM, to protest against Pak Ambassador's invite to the anti-Indian Kashmiri separatists, everyone thought it is prelude to a tough policy towards Pakistan. All these appears to have ended as a pipe dream. Indian soldiers are getting killed like sitting ducks in Kashmir by Pak sponsored terrorists. Pak flags re openly flaunted in Kashmir. Pak Ambassador refuses to condemn the recent ambush and murder of CRPF men and instead cocks a snook at India by going to the extent of asking the invitees, a bunch of Kashmir separatists and pro-Paki traitors to our country who are invited to 'enjoy' Pak Ambassador's hospitality while dead bodies of our soldiers are being cremated and maimed soldiers are fighting for their life in ICUs. Pakistan and the pro-Paki anti-nationals in India, who were lying low since partition and who were allowed to stay in India courtesy Gandhi and Nehru, now think that Modi Government is week kneed and impotent and only can give bellicose threats. Government should first put our country in order. If Modi's bombastic election rhetoric of a 56 inches chest is true, he should arrest the Kashmiri separatists and those Indians who attended the birirani party under Defence of India rules and send them to Vellore jail in Tamil Nadfu, abrogate article 370 and allow displaced Hindus and Sikhs from POK to settle in Kashmir. All those Pandits whose properties have been confiscated by local Muslims at the point of guns and, ethnically cleansed, should be retrieved and given back to them. India should put ball in Pak's court by raising the issue of the forcible occupation of POK by Pakis and of ethnic cleansing of Hindus in international forums. Kashmir is not for Kashmiris or for a bunch pro-Pakis alone. It is made sacred by the blood of tens of thousands of our martyred soldiers coming from Tamil Nadu to Ladakh, Kerala to Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh to Rajasthan. No Government in Delhi can think of surrendering Kashmir to Pakistan.

Navnith Krishnan

 

 

 

 

 

DATE WITH RTI

Multiple RTI Applications seeking huge information

The applicant sought huge information pertaining to Income Tax offices. He also wanted to know the basis of conducting survey and search and the specific steps taken to stop tax evasion during the financial year 2013-14 etc. The PIO submitted that the appellant has filed as many as 30 appeals before the Central Information Commission seeking all and sundry information and despite heavy pressure they have made strenuous efforts to provide the information. He further stated that much of the information sought by the appellant is in the public domain and can be accessed by visiting the department's website www.incometaxindia.in. The appellant stated that he had lodged a TEP against a medical store in early 2015 and wants to know what action has been taken by the department. He further stated that he wants a copy of the scheme for payment of award to informants. He also requested for a note explaining the method adopted by the Income Tax Department for assessment and scrutiny. The PIO stated that he will supply the information as requested above by the appellant. The CIC observed that once a certain information is placed in the public domain accessible to the citizens either freely, or on payment of a predetermined price, that information cannot be said to be 'held' or 'under the control of' the public authority and, thus would cease to be an information accessible under the RTI Act. The Commission hoped the appellant will take a careful note of the above judicial observations and refrain from filing frivolous RTI applications in future


Comments

Whenever one is seeking information under the RTI Act, the RTI Application should be focused and specific. Asking for voluminous information through multiple applications may lead to a charge of abuse of the process of law.


Citation: Mr. Pawan Kumar v. Income Tax Department in File No. CIC/CC/A/2014/001693+001794+002534+002537+002579+002580+002581+ 002586 002304+002598+002601+002603+002604+002605+002606+002607+002608+002609 + 002610+002611+002305+002306+002594+002597+002593+002596+002599+002600 + 003009+003010/BS/10334

Weekly article by Dr. (Mrs.) Anuradha Verma (dranuradhaverma@yahoo.co.in), RTI Consultant to IIM, Indore. Her other articles can be read at http://www.rtifoundationofindia.com/

(dranuradhaverma@yahoo.co.in), RTI Consultant to IIM, Indore and Co-author of the books: RIGHT TO INFORMATION - LAW AND PRACTICE and PIO's Guide to RTI by Taxmann. (The views are Personal)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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