Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Pay property tax or face action, no amnesty scheme: MCD

The MCD today asked citizens in the capital to pay their property tax or face strong action, saying that no amnesty scheme will be launched this year as many opportunities have already been given to defaulters.

The citizens can pay their tax by tomorrow and avail 15 per cent rebate. The civic body had kept all its property tax offices open this weekend to facilitate tax-payers.

"Stringent action will be taken against the defaulters including attachment of immovable properties and their sale or auction," chairman of 'special high-powered property tax committee' Ved Parkash Gupta said.


With thanks : source : PTI NEWS

Online RWA Directory

As intimated to you earlier, our ONLINE RWA DIRECTORY is nearing completion. Please mail us a Write up / Paragraph about your RWA for uploading on your page. Please mail us a pic of any one of the office bearer for uploading. If you have not yet mailed us the contact details of your RWA, please do so immediately. 

Advertise on our Online RWA Directory at a very nominal cost. Add your banners. Add / Exchange links with your websites. Any possible co-operation can be considered.

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B S Vohra

RWABhagidari - East Delhi joint front

We are pleased to inform that in continuation of our efforts of forming a common platform for RWA's, we are now launching RWABhagidari - East Delhi Joint front. The purpose of this front will be to raise the common civic problems of the residents of East Delhi and try to achieve the results with mutual cooperation of all the members. Office bearers of this joint front will be nominated out of the Members of our blog : RWABhagidari. Therefore, if you are not yet a member of the blog, please do so immediately.

With Best Regards
B S Vohra

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Delhi govt's Bhagidari programme wins at World Cities Summit in Singapore

Delhi might still have some catching up to do with cities like London, New York, Tokyo or Singapore when it comes to providing world class urban infrastructure, but here is one governance initiative that has won accolades from policy makers and experts at the second edition of the ongoing World Cities Summit in Singapore. 

The city government’s ambitious “Bhagidaari” programme – citizen’s participation in governance - was among the top four finalists at the Lee Kuan Yew World City prize announced on Tuesday at the summit. 

While Bilbao City in – which houses the famous Guggenheim Museum – became the first recipient of the Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize, instituted last year, the other two finalists – besides Delhi – included Melbourne and Curitiba.

Delhi government launched the ambitious Bhagidaari programme way back in 2000 with the idea to involve citizens through Resident Welfare Association’s (RWA) in finding solutions to civic problems affecting them. “We started off with 11 RWAs and today we have 2300 of them working with us. With our support these RWAs have taken up projects like rain water harvesting and maintenance of parks,” said Keshav Chandra, special secretary, Delhi government. 

with thanks : source : Hindustan Times

New Delhi named among top four world cities

New Delhi was today named among the top four global cities at the inaugural Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize here with Chief Minister Sheila Dixit appreciated for her "charismatic and determined leadership" for improving the living environment of the India's capital.

Dikshit's efforts in promoting a "liveable city" were the basis of naming the Indian capital along with Melbourne of Australia, Curitiba of Brazil and the prize winner Bilbao.

This was announced here at the World Cities Summit 2010. A total of 72 city nominations were received from 32 countries for the prize. 
"Sheila Dikshit was shortlisted for her charismatic and determined leadership in improving the living environment of New Delhi. Inspite of limited resources and limited control over the planning process, Dikshit had managed to muster the masses to implement several project-based initiatives that led to an improvement in the quality of life," a statement from the Lee Kuan Yew World city prize committee said.

"She also managed to increase the green cover in Delhi from 26 km in 1997 to nearly 300 km to-date, and was the key proponent in converting all public transport to the use of CNG fuel. This has led to a marked improvement in the air quality of the city," it added.

with thanks : source : Business Standard

Come, be a traffic guide

Come Commonwealth Games and you could see the `common man' regulating traffic on Delhi roads. Delhi Police has invited "motivated city residents" to enrol themselves as volunteers for traffic regulation during the  sporting extravaganza to be held between Oct 3 and 14.
"We expect huge traffic during the event. Delhiites can help us in making the roads safer and congestion free. We have roped in cricketer Virender Sehwag to appeal to the people to join the programme," a senior police official said.

Police Commissioner YS Dadwal himself had admitted that there could be pressure on the traffic situation during the Games and said the authorities would carry out a campaign next month.

Under the programme, Delhiites above 18 years of age, who have passed Class XII, can enroll as a volunteers for 20 days between September 25 and October 15. "What you need is only a mobile phone and an email ID. If the volunteer has a driving licence, it is better. Download the application from the Delhi Traffic Police website and you will soon receive your registration number," the official said.

Detailed news can be viewed from the link in headline above.

with thanks : source : Hindustan Times

Shiela Thali For Poor At Rs 15

After Sheila wheat flour, now it's the turn of Sheila Thali. Unable to counter the ever-spiraling prices of food items, the Delhi Government is launching de novo scheme to serve full meal for just Rs 15. The Delhi Government a few months back had launched similar scheme for selling wheat flour and daals at subsidized rates at the Kendriya Bhandar and Mother Dairy outlets.
According to a Government official, initially the meals will be made available at 7-8 centres across the Capital. The Thali will be available from 8 to 11 in the morning and from 7 pm to 10 pm. The scheme will be launched by Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit at the Asaf Ali Road centre on Tuesday. The official said that some agencies will be given the job to cook the food and sell them through these centers. He further said that the decision has been taken in wake of the rising prices of all essential commodities including food items especially after increase in the fuel prices that has led to further increase in local transportation cost and thus the goods prices.

Notably, the government has already been selling wheat flour and pulses at the outlets of Kendriya Bhandar and Mother Dairy at prices lower than in the retail market. The decision to sell wheat flour was taken in November last year at 132 select outlets across the Capital.

With thanks : source : Pioneer

Exchange bulbs with energy-saving CFLs!

NDPL to give four CFLs in exchange for four working incandescent bulbs  
The power distribution company North Delhi Power Limited (NDPL) today said that it will give four compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) in exchange of equal number of working incandescent bulbs.
This is expected to result in a reduction of 100 MW in the peak demand for NDPL and energy savings of over 100 million KWH annually.

The company has also signed an agreement with Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) and C-Quest Capital in this regard.

"The initiative is called Bachat Lamp Yojana where all the NDPL consumers can get up to a maximum of four compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) at Rs 15 each in exchange of equal number of working incandescent bulbs," said senior officials of the company.

The entire project is financed by C-Quest Capital as it will earn revenue through sale of carbon credits. NDPL and C-Quest Capital will distribute about 15 lakh CFLs in the NDPL area.

Detailed news can be viewed from the link in headline above.
with thanks : source : Tribune

MCD gears up water-logging control rooms


The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) has geared up its control rooms for water-logging and other monsoon-related complaints, an official said Tuesday.

'We request the citizens to lodge any complaint related to monsoon in the MCD's control rooms, the complaints will be immediately addressed with an effective redressal,' said MCD Spokesperson Deep Mathur.

The complaint can be of any kind from water-logging, fallen trees and missing manhole covers to sanitation, repair of potholes, dangerous buildings and removal of dead animals.

Complaints can be lodged by making calls to the concerned MCD's zonal office control room or the central control room. The calls will have voice logging facility so that complaints can be recorded with all the particulars and for effective monitoring.

These control rooms will be functioning round-the-clock. The central control room numbers are: 23212700, 23220010, 23220016, 23220037

Detailed news can be viewed from the link in headline above.
with thanks : source : sify

Delhi set to launch helpline for tourists

To give tourists visiting the capital during the Commonwealth Games-2010 a helping hand in dealing with harassment of any kind or to provide information about various things, the Delhi government is coming up with a 24-hour helpline.

The helpline is likely to have the number 111.

According to government officials, the helpline will not only be of help when tourists face problems at the hands of a tout or an autorickshaw driver, it will also help the person in question get a fair idea about the Games venues, places where he can find accommodation, information about cultural programmes and other related information.

A request has been made to the authorities concerned to allot the number 111 as the helpline number as it is easy to remember and dial. The helpline will also disseminate information about various departments of the city government, as well as about its e-governance programmes.

The information technology department, which is working on the project, is hoping to make the helpline operational in time for the Games.
Detailed news can be viewed from the link in headline above.
with thanks : source : Asian Age

Monday, June 28, 2010

Online RWA Directory of Delhi, being launched very soon with Delhi east Section

We are pleased to inform that our Online RWA Directory as above, is most likely to be completed by the 15th of July, 2010. The date of launch of this directory will be announced very shortly. RWA's of other areas  of Delhi can also mail us the details for uploading. Please feel free to Advertise on this Directory at a very nominal cost.

With best regards

B S Vohra

Property Tax Rates Up This Year

It's taxing time for property owners. Since the rate of tax for different categories has been revised, Delhiites will have to pay more from this financial year. However, no major amendments have been made in the property tax forms, according to senior MCD officials.

With June 30 being the last date to avail the 15% rebate on property tax, people can pay tax either online or submit their forms in the 12 MCD zonal offices.

As per the revised rates, colonies falling under category A and B will now have pay 12% property tax. The categories from C to H will see a rise of 1% from the previous rate 10% to 11% for categories C and E and from 6% to 7% for properties under category F to H.

For commercial properties like multiplexes, big shops, etc, there has been an increase of 10%. The property tax rate for multiplexes, petrol pumps etc has been increased from 10% to 20%. The rate for commercial properties falling under A and B categories has been increased from 10% to 15% and from 10% to 12% for categories C to E. There is no change in the tax rate for categories F, G and H.

Press and information director, Deep Mathur, said: ``We have not created any new categories in the property tax forms. It is more or less the same like before. The only change is that we have added a section called the special commercial category under which multiplexes, petrol pumps, etc need to pay more tax. Under this section there is also the general commercial category which includes power distribution companies, etc.''

With thanks : source : Times of India

The Sub-Division Level Bhagidari meeting of District East under the Chairmanship of SDM (VIVEK VIHAR)

The Sub-Division Level Bhagidari meeting of District East under the Chairmanship of SDM (VIVEK VIHAR) will be held on 29-06-2010 at 04.00 p.m. in the Bhagidari Hall of District East Office Complex, Delhi. You are cordially invited to attend the meeting.
Resident Welfare Association/ MTA (As per list) with the request to send the grievances / problems in writing to the SDM (VIVEK VIHAR) District East before one week of the meeting.

Forwarded by :
President Shalimar Park JRWA
33, Shalimar Park, Bhola Nath Nagar,
Shahdara, Delhi-110032

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Rains and storage capacity

Plenty of water in rainy season flows down stream in Yamuna .
Why this water cannot be stored baffles me.
Delhi is water starved city and we depend on generosity of neighboring states.
Expended on storage and water harvesting. Is worth while and as important as common wealth games.
WATER LEVEL is foxing down every year.
Why not to charge our earth in parks and other goby buildings inclu,ding schools and. Colleges.
Kk ghei

Rally at Dwarka


A little girl went to her bedroom and pulled a glass jelly jar from its hiding place in the closet

She poured the change out on the floor and counted it carefully. Three times, even. The total had to be exactly perfect. No chance here for mistakes.

Carefully placing the coins back in the jar and twisting on the cap, she slipped out the back door and made her way 6 blocks to Rexall's Drug S tore with the big red Indian Chief sign above the doo r .

She waited patiently for the pharmacist to give her some attention, but he was too busy at this moment Tess twisted her feet to make a scuffing noise. Nothing. She cleared her throat with the most disgusting sound she could muster. No good. Finally she took a quarter from her jar and banged it on the glass counter. That did it!

"And what do you want?" the pharmacist asked in an annoyed tone of voice. I'm talking to my brother from Chicago whom I haven't seen in ages," he said without waiting for a reply to his question.

"Well, I want to talk to you about my brother," Tess answered back in the same annoyed tone. "He's really, really sick...and I want to buy a miracle."

"I beg your pardon?" said the pharmacist

"His name is Andrew and he has something bad growing inside his head and my Daddy says only a miracle can save him now. So how much does a miracle cost?"

"We don't sell mira cles here, little girl. I'm sorry but I can't help you ," the pharmacist said, softening a little.

"Listen, I have the money to pay for it. If it isn't enough, I will get the rest. Just tell me how much it costs."

The pharmacist's brother was a well dressed man. He stooped down and asked the little girl, "What kind of a miracle does your brother need?"

"I don't know," Tess replied with her eyes welling up. I just know he's really sick and Mommy says he needs an operation. But my Daddy can't pay for it, so I want to use my money."

"How much do you have?" asked the man from Chicago

"One dollar and eleven cents," Tess answered barely audibly.

"And it's all the money I have, but I can get some more if I need to."

"Well, what a coincidence," smiled the man. "A dollar and eleven cents---the exact price of a miracle for little brothers."

He took her money in one hand and with the other hand he grasped her mitten and said "Take me to where you live. I want to see your brother and meet your parents. Let's see if I have the miracle you need."
That well dressed man
was Dr. Carlton Armstrong, a surgeon, specializing in neuro-surgery. The operation was comp leted free of charge and it wasn't long until Andrew was home again and doing well.

Mom and Dad were happily talking about the chain of events that had led them to this place.

"That surgery, her Mom whispered, was a real miracle. I wonder how much it would have cost?"

Tess smiled. She knew exactly how much a miracle dollar and eleven the faith of a little child.

In our lives, we never know how many miracles we will need.

A miracle is not the suspension of natural law, but the operation of a higher law. I know you'll keep the ball moving!

Here it goes. Throw it back to someone who means something to you!

A ball is a circle, no beginning, no end. It keeps us together like our Circle of Friends. But the treasure inside for you to see is the treasure of friendship you've granted to me.

Today I pass the friendship ball to you.

Pass it on to someone who is a friend to you.


When you are sad.....I will dry your tears.

When you are scared.....I will comfort your fears.
When you are worried.....I will give you hope.

When you are confused.....I will help you cope.

And when you are lost....And can't see the light, I shall be your beacon.....Shining ever so bright.

This is my oath.....I pledge till the end.

Why you may ask? .....Beca use you're my friend.

Signed: GOD


CHAIRMAN PGC hearing on 16th june 2010 regarding 15ft public passage encroachment

The matter regarding public passage of madhuvan new delhi blockage and merger has been pending since september 2005.
As Vice Chairman DDA and Commissioner MCD chose not to respond or reply our society letters and bhagidari meetings also failed to get even a response from MCD and DDA, I brought this to the notice of our Area Councillor as well as MLA.
Sh.Naseeb Singh our MLA wrote to Lt.Governor of delhi, Chairman Public Grievances Commission and also Monitoring Subcommittee appointed by Supreme court of India.
Chairman PGC held a hearing on this case on 16th june2010 and orders were issued on 23rd june 2010.
Extracts from orders are reproduced for your kind perusal.
Complainant Sh.K.K.GHEI A-78 MADHUVAN DELHI 110092
NEXT HEARING .....ON 14/07/2010
Direction of the PGC
Attention of Additional Commisioner( HQ) MCD is drawn to the absence of the concerned officials from the Shahadara South Zone,MCD.We need to implead the Director, Directororate of Education, GNCT of Delhi.
The contention of complainant,MCD and DDA are at variance with each other.
We need to determine the factual position.
The position on the ground too should be assessed under intimation to PGC in the next hearing.
The next hearing is scheduled on 14th july 2010 at 11am.
The above indicates that MCD and DDA are not responding to even hearings conducted by MEMBER PGC and now chairman PGC.
This could have been easily clarified if Site inspection of DDA officers AND SDM Preet VIHAR had recorded what existed at site and what is provided in LAY OUT PLAN OF PREET NAGAR CHBS(now known as preet vihar).
The sublease of school plot known as UNIVERSAL PUBLIC SCHOOL will also clear the status of our 15 ft road.
in whose favour school plot was subleased, purpose of subleas( it is a primary school but now land use is entirely different) and conditions of sublease.
SINCE THIS SERVICE LANE IS WITHIN MADHUVAN AND ON EASTERN SIDE OF HOUSE NO 68 TO 77, the sublease and free hold records were studied. The location of plot clearly mentions 15 ft road beyond which plot of PREET NAGAR CHBS is located.
Let us see what happens in next hearing.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Calculation of Price of Petrol ?

While surfing the net, we found as below and were shocked on viewing the breakup of price of Petrol.

Basic Price of Petrol                   Rs. 21.46
Various Taxes                                 22.92*
Dealers commission                          1.05
Transportation charges                     6.00
Total Rs.                                        51.43
Excise duty Rs. 14.35 + Education Tax Rs. 0.43 + VAT Rs. 5.50 + Crude Oil custom Rs. 1.10 + Petrol custom Rs. 1.54

If you have any different information, please mail us.  As the source is NET, please verify before using this information.

Fuel price hike triggers nationwide protests, bandhs

The government's fuel price hike provoked protests in many parts of the country and brought life in some regions to standstill as political parties called for bandhs demanding a rollback of the proposed hike.

The price of diesel went up by Rs 2 a litre, kerosene by Rs 3 a litre and cooking gas by Rs 35 per cylinder. The prices of petrol will now be costlier by Rs 3.50 per litre. 


With thanks : source : Hindustan Times

Petrol prices set free to rise

Inflation: Cost Of Fuel, LPG And Kerosene Hiked, A Life Far More Expensive

with thanks : hindustan times : Original story can be viewed from the link in headline above.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Amul Milk Costlier By Rs. 2 Litre Likely Soon

Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing federation Ltd (GCMMF), which markets dairy products under Amul brand, is likely to increase full cream milk price in national capital region by Rs 2 a litre.
Currently, GCMMF charges Rs 30 per litre for full cream milk in and around Delhi market. According to sources in the apex milk marketing body, the hike has been necessitated by soaring milk procurement, processing and transportation costs.
GCMMF supplies close to 11 lakh litres of full cream milk in NCR markets.
GCMMF's constituents Dudhsagar dairy in Mehsana district and Sabar dairy in Sabarkantha district in North Gujarat supply over a million litre milk to cater to the NCR market. Earlier, Delhi market witnessed two price hikes in July 2009 and January 2010 from Rs 26 to Rs 30 per litre today.
GCMMF caters Amul milk to the key markets like Mumbai, Pune, and Kolkata where it is charging Rs 34 per litre for full cream milk compared to Rs 28 in Gujarat and Rs 30 in NCR.

"The hike is imminent for Delhi market considering the soaring costs for procurement, transportation and processing of the milk. Transporting milk from Mehsana and Sabarkantha in Gujarat to Delhi involves significant transportation costs," a senior official in the federation said.

Detailed news can be viewed from the link in headline above.
With thanks : source : Hindustan Times

MCD counters to help payment of conversion charges

The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) has set up 24 special counters in central zone to facilitate the payment of conversion and parking charges for mixed land use.

Its building department has also deputed technical officials to answer the queries from the general public on the mode of payment.

The officials said that the department is expecting more people during the last days of payment. According to the Master Plan-2021, premises under mixed use shall be liable to mixed use charges every year.

"The properties which are under mixed use will have to deposit conversion and parking charges as applicable every year and the last date is June 30,"said an MCD official.

Detailed news can be viewed from the link in headline above.
With thanks : source : Tribune

Bad Governance: India Is Among 13 Corrupt Nations:Washington Based Results For Development Institute

New report states that common drugs were not available in clinics for six to eight months and doctors were not available for 37% of the time
India is among thirteen countries that have been declared to have a high level of corruption and abysmal government performance.
According to the report prepared by the Washington based Results for Development Institute (R4D), Guatemala, Paraguay, Ghana, Kenya, Peru, Argentina, Russia, Romania, Albania, Moldova, Poland, and Indonesia are the other countries that were listed for review and assessment on these two counts.
As far as India was concerned, the report based its assessment on two districts in the state of Karnataka, which has a population of 53 million.
It quoted the Indo-Dutch project management society (IDPMS) as saying that it found that 24% of all positions were vacant at public health centres, including half of the pharmacy jobs.

They also found that common drugs were not available in health clinics for six to eight months at a time, and doctors were not available for 37% of the time during clinic hours.
In some cases, the investigators said, unqualified people were disbursing drugs because no pharmacist was available.
The report, From the Ground Up, which was published by the Brookings institution press, documents a growing phenomenon of watchdog groups in developing countries examining key issues in government performance, seizing a role that has long been delegated to Western institutions and a cadre of outside consultants.

Detailed news can be viewed from the link in headline above.
with thanks : source : DNA india

Respected Vohra Ji let us kick start our joint fronth

With your good wishes I am back homeBUT WIFE ADMITTED in kailash noida for ANGIOgraphy.
My son and other relatives taking care.

We must immediately start our joint front.
All the names of active persons are with you.
We could have an adhoc joint front managing team or committee and start functioning.
Time is running out.
Games are a matter of PRIDE and CONCERN for us.
Still even CCTV cameras are not in place on important crossing.
What we are going to do to detect and nab terrorists.

Our team will naturally be concerned to ensure completion of projects to be completed before games.
So sir, let us join our heads together .
Kk ghei. Vice president madhuvan RWA

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Supreme court of india and the citizens.

Cellular service providers did their best not to pay per tower fee.
Three cheers to those who went to RIGHT TO INFORMAtion act and news papers plus BLOG.
no cheer for MCD.
still mcd has not acted to pinpoint officers who allowed illegal towers to be erected and then operated.
mcd officers did their best to conceal information, BUT their attempts failed before CIC.
even now mcd must collect 2900/CRORES from service providers and act against corrupt and pliable officers.
THREE CHEERS for our blog to high light this issue.
KK GHEI vice president Madhuvan rwa

Commuters say hike not fair, rap govt

NEW Delhi: Already burdened by skyrocketing food prices with inflation continuing to defy gravity, Delhiites are now in for another shock. With Delhi government announcing an upward revision in the fare structure of autos and taxis on Tuesday, residents will see their transportation costs shoot up.

‘‘Our household budget will be hit. In the last few months, prices of diesel, cooking gas and milk have shot up. School fee too has increased. Now, hike in auto and taxi fare will make life difficult for us,’’ said Manmohan Mehra, secretary of Kiran Vihar RWA.

The transport department has fixed the fare at Rs 19 for the first two kilometres. For each subsequent kilometre, the fare will be Rs 6.50 as against Rs 4.50 earlier. Taxi fare will increase from Rs 15 to Rs 20 for the first kilometre and Rs 11 for every kilometre.

For salaried professionals, still recovering from salary cuts and reduced bonuses, the hike in commuting costs comes as a shocker. ‘‘It is irritating. While prices of every essential commodity is going through the roof, salaries of professionals in many sectors have remained constant. The common man is the worst hit,’’ said Neha, a social worker.

Commuters hold Delhi government responsible for the spiralling transportation costs in the capital. ‘‘I fail to understand Delhi government’s logic of increasing meter down charges by a whopping Rs 10. Why is the government succumbing to the pressure from auto unions?’’ asked Ritesh Dhawan, an angry daily commuter. 
With thanks : source : Times of India

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Parking and proposed structure

Logic of taxation could be traced back to arthshastraa.
Tax must not be more than 10 percent of earning.
Important is collection.
Tax evasion must not look profitable.
But if cost of being caught or fines is low but tax evasion is high,then this is an invitation to tax evaders.
Parking fee or tax will only add to confusion and quarrels and theft of tax but in the coffer will be only brick bats.
Hope saner elements prevail .

Civic Body's New Policy Links Parking Rate To House Tax

Vehicle owners in the Capital might soon have to shell out more depending on where they park their vehicles. The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) has finalised a revised parking policy that proposes to link parking rates to house or property tax of the area. The New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) already fixes parking rates based on their location, congestion and other factors.
While the MCD policy is yet to be presented before the deliberative wing of the Corporation for approval, the same aims at "reducing the current parking menace in the Capital and simultaneously, encouraging the use of public transport". The MCD, in consultation with the Delhi Traffic Police, has already made a consolidated list of nearly 120 parking sites that required immediate attention.

The revised policy also includes the earlier proposal of bringing in exservicemen to manage parking spots. The civic body has now written to Director General (Resettlement), R K Puram, seeking a list of former Armymen interested in running the said parking lots.

The plan attempts to rectify the current parking policy by doing away with the `one time charge' for commercial vehicles. It proposes higher parking charges for private and commercial vehicles. "While the aim is not to discourage the use of private vehicles in the Capital, the new draft plan once finalised and implemented, will certainly regulate the parking scene. The aim is to use parking to regulate vehicular movement in the city," said Sunita Narain, member, Environment Pollution Control Authority.

"Delhi has a very high number of vehicles on its roads and the current parking policy fails to take into account all vehicles. While we stress mainly on private cars and twowheelers, there is hardly any provision for buses, lorries, three wheelers and other motorised vehicles.

The new plan takes into account all such needs," an official said. The new plan further attempts to revive the proposal to provide strip parking on 3,000-odd commercial and mixed land use streets. 

Detailed news can be viewed from the link in headline above.
With thanks : source : Indian Express

Traffic Police Formulate New Rules To Check Autos And Light Transport Vehicles

There is good news for those who are tired of light four- and three-wheelers dis- turbing traffic on Delhi roads.
In an order issued on June 18, the Delhi Traffic Police has reg- ulated plying of the light trans- port and goods vehicles, both four- and three-wheelers, by assigning lanes to them.
If these vehicles drive out- side their designated lanes, they will be penalised, said senior officials of the Delhi Traffic Police.

According to official sources, currently there are 1,25,083 reg- istered light goods vehicle, including 55,000 three-seater rickshaws (TSR), on Delhi roads.

The order states that the light four-wheel transport vehicles will ply in the extreme left lane of the six-lane roads.

And the three-wheel light transport vehicles will be restricted to the second lane. Both the lanes are designated bus lanes.

On four-lane roads, three- wheel transport vehicles will ply on extreme left lane. The TSRs, however, can ply on all six lanes.

Detailed news can be viewed from the link in headline above.
with thanks : source : Hindustan Times

Radio Cabs At Rs 10 per km To Ferry Delhi, Govt To Give 1,000 Permits To Private Operators

In March, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit had announced in the Delhi assembly that her government would consider phasing out autos if a good alternative was found for them.

Three months later, it looks like the Delhi government has finally zeroed in on an alternative: low fare non air conditioned radio taxis.

On Tuesday, Delhi transport minister Arvinder Singh Lovely announced the introduction of non AC radio taxi service for Delhi. This service will be available for a flat fare of Rs 10 per kilometre.

Lovely said his department is in touch with several private operators and the first fleet of about 1,000 taxis will be rolled out in next 3-4 months.

The new radio taxi will not only pave the way to phase out the black and yellow radio taxi service, but will also limit the utility of auto rickshaws to an option for shorter distances.

Detailed news can be viewed from the link in headline above.
With thanks : source : Hindustan Times

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Online RWA Directory

Please mail us the contact details of Councillors, MLA as well other persons from your area such as MCD, BSES, Jal Board, Horticulture etc for the Online RWA Directory. Those who have not yet mailed us the current contact details of their RWA, please do so immediately.

With best regards
B S Vohra

Brutal cop beats RWA chief deaf

For getting a tree trimmed in his backyard
He has been left with a permanent hearing impairment, a fracture in his left hand, multiple wounds on his legs, 
Target practice? Kapil Kurichh suffered a fracture in his left hand apart from other wounds.
ribs and hips. All for getting a tree trimmed in his backyard.

The Jagatpuri police in northeast Delhi allegedly wanted their share of the axed tree for which they picked up Kapil Kurichh, 40, and purportedly framed him under the false charges of felling a tree. And what followed was the Radheypuri resident's welfare association president's worst nightmare.

Kurichh, along with his brother Ajay, were picked up allegedly at the behest of Rajesh Kumar, station house officer of the Jagatpuri police station, on March 21. "We were targeted because we squarely declined to pay a bribe to Rajesh Kumar's men," alleged Kurichh. He claimed that two months after the cops subjected him to physical and mental torture and despite a High Court direction all that the police had done is just order an inquiry.

"The inquiry has been on for the past one month and they are yet to come up with anything concrete," he said, showing his hand, which has now healed after a metallic plate was inserted through surgery to support the broken bone.


The Other Side
The DIU is investigating the case. Once it submits its report, we will be able to fix the responsibility.- A senior police officer

With Thanks : MID DAY : Original link in headline above.

They try to harrase and demand money for writing O.K report

Sir, MCD inspectors for eradicating malaria visit the houses for checking coolers etc.and even if they do not find any problem they try to harrase and demand money for writing O.K report.

I would like to know what MCD is doing for eradicating Malaria,broken roads with water flowing all over right in front of their office on CROSS RIVER MALL approach road IS ONE EXAMPLE),other places like markets, subways etc, are filthyand smelling,I was shocked to see the condition of Prestigious markets like NEHRU PLACE AND,khan became impossible to walk thru as the toilet stink  was unbearable and garbage was all over with dogs sleeping on the pavementI am surprised that shop keepers and offie goers do not take any action and are bearing and living in such dirty conditions.

MCD only collects its TAXES and forgets the rest.

Alka Gupta
Vivek Vihar.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Tax evaders are smarter than mcd or Delhi administration

Now over a week I am in hospital but my spirit is with you.
Property tax or other taxes , the evaders know costbenefits.

Mcd or other bodies are known for inaction. That's why stAff in connivance is plundering exchequer.
BhAgidari cell has list of participAnts.
Start with any area and make the corrupt element to pay and then loose their already gotten wealth.
Immediate door to door collection will dent the zeal to conceal taxes.
Just do it sir.
Vohra ji....lead your flock and see results.

Tardy Tax Collection: Govt Threatens To Cut MCD Grant

Delhi government may be nowhere near gaining control over MCD but it does help if you hold the purse strings.

The city government has told the civic agency that they will not give Rs 2,000-3,000 crore annual grant to the civic agency unless RWAs are involved in the property tax collection process an idea that was anathema to the civic body till some time back. The government told the Planning Commission about the plan on Wednesday and the response, sources say, has been ``quite positive.''

MCD now collects tax only from a third of the total 25 lakh households in the city. The government has also constituted a task force that, armed with the data of the newly drawn up geospatial infrastructure project, will go on a house to house survey for updating the MCD's own list. MCD officials now say that they are amenable to the idea of getting RWAs to increase tax collections in return for ``incentives'' but it is for the Delhi government which involves itself with RWAs under Bhagidari to evolve the modalities.

Chief secretary Rakesh Mehta, who admitted that the idea had been discussed with MCD quite a few times earlier only to be rejected each time, says that for the government it does not make financial sense to shoulder the burden of MCD's inefficiency. ``They are at present collecting only a third of the tax that they ideally should. If they can collect even another Rs 1,000 crore or so, that would mean so much more money available to us for development. That is why we have said unless they pull up their socks, we will be forced to cut the grant,'' Mehta said.

Detailed news can be viewed from the link in headline above.
with thanks : source : Times of India

property tax collection and RWAS

Excellent move needs Immediate action.
What about buildings in PREET vihar or in any colony where land use was for say pri
ary school but now changed or shops divided without authority.
Immediate joint survey by mcd plus independent agency will bring crores of rupees of revenue.
Mcd authority must wake up

RWABhagidari : East Delhi Joint Front

Dear Mr. Vohraji,

your thinking process is  of national as well as Social / Public interest, where like minded persons must come forward to join hands and show the prograssive path not only to Public but also to the Govt. " Lead Kindly Light"

I have to suggest, office bearers of RAW's ; all are not the persons of the thinking on line,as yours, not buttering , I mean it with my vast and indepth Social service rendered to the areas where ever I have lived in Delhi for the last 62 years.

So, the selection of office bearers of this joint front of East Delhi shall be the matter of success and failors of front based upon the office bearers. So, please take care and opinion from Sr. Citizens too.

Pocket-3,Mayur Vihar-1.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

RWABhagidari Joint front of East Delhi

We are now in the process of forming a RWABhagidari Joint front of East Delhi. The office bearers of this joint front are to be elected out of the members of the RWABhagidari blog. Those who have not yet joined the blog are requested to do so immediately. Any suggestions in this regard will be very highly appreciated.

With best regards

B S Vohra

Online RWA Directory

My dear Shri Vohra Ji,
I am getting regular mail from you which is useful and inspire people to work for the society / Residents where we live. It is really a big project to compile a on line directory. You do deserve a congratulation in advance and other must support your ideas to bring desired results.
I shall be grateful if you inform me, if I send you a copy of directory of "AAN" (An action group of Army, Air Force & Navy officers residing in Safdarjung Enclave NEW DELHI). Our main aim is to live with dignity and help each other to keep the colony  neat & clean worth living in harmonious atmosphere.We do meet the service providers and other agencies to work and become responsible as well good performer.

In case if it is possible, I can send you the copy of our directory to include in your project  on line along with other. In case you need any other information in this regard, please do ask me.

Thanks and wish you success in your mission.
Major Mehar Sood (Veteran)
Vice President "AAN"

Community policing project fails

Gurgaon : Community policing, an initiative started by the Gurgaon police about a year ago to bridge the gap between the community and the police department, has failed.                     

The idea was to give the residents’ welfare associations (RWAs) and other social organisations a platform to assist the police in maintaining law and order as well as traffic. 

However, the project remained limited only to issuance of identity cards. The police had appointed 50 people as traffic wardens and another 100 as security wardens. Each of them was given an identity card and a place to sit in the nearest police station, the police officials said.

However, the exercise failed because of lack of interaction between the wardens and the police. The validity of the identity cards also expired and most of them were not renewed.  

“Our RWA representatives were a part of the initiative. Even the previous police commissioner participated actively and held meetings with the officials at his office every month. But since past one year, nothing has been happening,” said Dharam Sagar, chairman, Federation of All RWAs. “The identity cards were not renewed despite our repeated efforts and thus everybody lost interest,” he added.

There were many who did not know about the community policing project at all. Sudhir Kapoor, secretary general, DLF City RWA, said the initiative was discussed during a forum when it had started but nobody informed us about the enrollment procedure. Therefore, we are clueless about it.

Detailed news can be viewed from the link in headline above.
with thanks : source : Hindustan Times

MCD to rope in RWAs to collect property tax

A special Delhi government task force would help the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) identify tax defaulting properties to maximise the civic agency’s revenue. 

The three-member tax force would use the city’s geo-spatial data to identify properties that fall in the tax net and compare it with the MCD’s list of tax payers. The MCD has also been asked to rope in residents welfare associations and market bodies to help identify defaulters to help maximise the corporation’s tax collections. 

Delhi chief secretary Rakesh Mehta said the three-member task force has already begun using the GIS survey to prepare Delhi’s complete real estate list. “Of more than 25 lakh properties, less than 10 lakh pay their tax. The MCD’s tax collection is just about thousand-odd crore, which should ideally be Rs. 2,500 crore. Instead of increasing property tax rate, the MCD should try and collect tax from more properties,” he said. 

Delhi government officials said the MCD could learn from Mumbai’s municipal corporation that send notice to apartment complex heads to collect tax. In Mumbai, the complex secretaries collect tax from property owners and submit with the corporation. 

Detailed news can be viewed from the link in headline above.
with thanks : source : Hindustan Times

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Online RWA Directory - cut off date is 30th June, 2010

Our Online RWA Directory is nearing completion. Many of you have not yet mailed us fresh contact details of your RWA. Please expedite now as the cut off date is 30th June, 2010.

With best regards

B S Vohra

Subscribers of the blog RWABhagidari

Please note, after subscribing the blog, you get an automated verification mail for confirmation of your subscription. The purpose is just to verify that it was YOU, who had subscribed the Blog. Once you confirm the mail, your E mail ID enters our mailing list. Only after that, you start getting our regular News update in your mailbox.

We have observed that there are hundreds of persons who have subscribed the blog &  not yet confirmed the verification mail. Therefore, we again request you that, in case you are not getting our newsletter, please RE SUBSCRIBE the blog & confirm the new verification mail.

You are also requested to add your comments as well mail us, news related to the RWA community from your area. You can add the details & pics of activities of your RWA. You can add details of any civic problems being faced by the residents of your area. You can add your views, opinion on various issues concerning the RWA's. Please note it is a common platform for all the RWA's as well residents of Delhi. Looking forward for your active participation.

With best regards

B S Vohra

Online RWA Directory

Dear Mr. Vohra,

Here i am forwarding you details of my RWA.
Request you to update this in your records.

Thanks with Regards,
Resident's Welfare Association P-Block
RZ-P-172, Raj Nagar-II, Extn. Street No. 3, Sector-8,
Dwarka, New Delhi-110077.

Online RWA Directory

respected sir,
thanx and congratulations! for launching online Directory. 
Excellent idea and very good concept. 
Jugal Kishore Gupta,
RWA New Kondli.
D-1/184, New kondli, Mayur vihar-3, Delhi-96

Online RWA Directory

we are very greatfull to MR.BS VOHRA for starting this rwa directory . I want to be a member of this directory .

Thanking you
Rajiv sharma
65 baldev park bhisham lal sharma marg ,
parwna road ,
krishna nagar
near preet vihar

Online RWA Directory

Dear Sh. Vohra ji, 

As desired, we are sending you the required details. 

With kind regards. 
Jan Shakti Vikas Samiti,
Kailash Nagar, Gandhi Nagar,
DELHI -110 031

Online RWA Directory

Dear Vohra ji,
Thanks for launching the online directory for different RWAs with detail.This is great work u have done for society and I hope this is very helpful for us. I am sending you all details about our RWA for online directory. Pl. go through attachment. If  u have any other query Pl. free to feel contact me.
With regards,
Rajesh Agrawal
Gen. Sec.
Shahdara RWA
off : 356, Farsh Bazar, Shahdara

Online RWA Directory

Shri B.S.Vohra Ji,
I am sending hearwith contact address, tel. numbers of our office bearers of Jharkhandi RWA  for RWA directory-East District.
Thanking You,                                                                                                     
DINESH KUMAR GUPTA                                                                            
Advocate & Notary                                                                                               
President- Jharkhandi RWA

Online RWA Directory

Dear Vohra Ji,
Please find attached details of our RWA which provides contact details, List of Governing Council Members, Certificate of Registration etc. If you have any futher queries, please contact undrsigned
With regards,
Ram Gopal Jain
The Neelkanth Residents Welfare Association
463, Neelkanth Apts., Sector-13, Rohini,
DELHI - 110085

Online RWA Directory


We appreciate your efforts for the Online RWA Directory. I shall be grateful if any type of help I can give you for the purpose.However I hereby given below the brief in respect of our RWA.

If any other details which are very necessary may kindly be intimated so that we can arrange and make available to you.


Vipin Madan
General Secretary
Block: C4E Residents Welfare Association
Place: Pocket-11, Janakpuri, New Delhi

Regarding collection of property tax & rain water harvesting

Dear Mr. Vohra ji,
Your commendable and pioneering services being rendered through this blog are highly appreciable and facilitate dissemination of knowledge and information to all societies. From the news items given below, I would like to give the following comments:-
1. Regarding collection of property tax, we had suggested earlier that the office may make out a calendar well in advance for conducting a camp in the premises of each RWA whereat all requisite arrangements will be made for the officials of the Property tax office who could come with 'receipt book' and the Society concerned will arrange to collect all the applications from the residents and hand them over to the officials for doing the needful on the spot. This has worked very well in our Society for the last two years. Here we found only two lacunae or difficulties - 1. for holding a camp in the premises of the societies, we have to virtually beg and visit the office of the Property tax and move heaven and earth right from bottom to top or vice-versa to get a camp fixed. 2. Requisite number of forms are never made available and they make available two or three forms against the requirement of say 500 or so, and for this too we have to beg! These are extremely sorry state of affairs. We need not share any income accruing to them from the collection. On the other hand we could afford to pay any fixed charges for the purpose i.e. for fixing the camp and make available the forms! Will the authorities concerned wake up to this situation? Moreover, through the newspapers they advertise and time and again go on extending the date for payment of property tax beyond the end of June each year! Why they should not impose a penalty for the same so that it supplements their income! In short all law-abiding people are readily willing to pay the tax and before the 'D' day but the authorities concerned are loathe to act. 
2. Regarding 'rain water harvesting' we had suggested time and again and right from the inception when the 'storm water drains' were being covered a few years back, not to concretise the base so that the water could seep through the earth or pore/punch holes in the existing ones so that we could achieve the objective. But nothing has been done in this direction. Why so? Can the authorities look into the suggestion for adoption earlier than later? Incidentally, this Society has been pleading with the authorities concerned to clean the storm water drains thoroughly but nothing practically has been done! Why? Only cosmetic or sporadic attempts have been made in this direction with no thorough cleaning!

With best regards and wishes,

TK Balu
Anand Vihar/Delhi-92

Friday, June 18, 2010

Impact of revised circle rate on purchase of property

The property prices have skyrocketed in the Delhi and NCR in the last 6-10 months. The government of Haryana has already hiked the circle rates by 10-12% in Gurgaon and Faridabad, the government of Uttar Pradesh also hike circle rates in Noida-Greater Noida and Ghaziabad by 10-20%.

The new circle rates for a hyper-potential zone like Gurgaon have already been tagged in revenue records and already effected. In DLF City Phase 1-4, where the market rate of land ranges between Rs 70,000 and Rs 1,00000 per sq yard, the circle rates have been increased from Rs 19,000-21,000 to Rs 21,000-23,000, according to revenue officials.

Following the latest decision Delhi Government regarding threshold limits of circle rates in different locations of Delhi, the property rates are likely to see north word trends.

At present the Capital has been divided into eight categories - A to H. The rates for different categories are given below.


Minimum rate per square metre for valuation of land for residential use in Delhi.
Category Areas Option1 (Rs) Option2 (Rs) A IP Estate, Andrews Gunj, Anand Lok, Sunder Nagar, Greater Kailash I, II, III Rs 43,000 new rates are Rs 47,000.

For B Chittaranjan Park, INA Colony, Nizamuddin (E), Pragati Vihar, Jangpura, Kailash Colony Rs 34,100 new rates are Rs 37,300.

C Nizamuddin (W), Amar Colony, Siddharth Encl, Vikram Vihar, Lajpat Nagar I & II Rs 27,300 now new rates are Rs 29,800.

D Kasturba Nagar, Anna Nagar, Balmiki Basti, Press Enclave (Minto Road), Daryaganj, Amiganj, Sewa Nagar Rs21,800 now new rates are Rs 20,300.

E Arab ki Sarai, Amritpuri, Bhagwan Nagar, Siddharth Extension, Kasturba Niketan, Bhim Nagri Rs18,400 now new rates are Rs 20,100.

F Sarai Kale Khan, Nangloi, Tilak Khand, Govindpuri Extension, Subash Khand, Jamia Nagar Rs 16,100 new rates are Rs 17,600.

G Devinagar, Gautampuri, Azim Dairy, Taimoor Nagar, Canal Colony Okhla, Harijan Colony, Hauz Rani Mohulla 13,700 now new rates are Rs 14,900

H Rural Villages Rs 6,900 now new rates are Rs 7,500.

The circle rates are revised at every five years in Delhi. The implication of this move is that the property cannot be valued below the threshold rate. This will not only remove the undervalued transaction but also boosts the revenue of the government. However, the move will push up the real states prices as the threshold limits would be much higher than the undervalued prices quoted in the market. 
Detailed news can be viewed from the link in headline above.
with thanks : source : Central Chronicle

E-GOVERNANCE PUSH - Public services data to be available online

Applying for local government services and accessing official data may soon be- come easier, with the informa- tion technology department looking to roll out an e-district project in four-five months.
All of India's 626 districts will have to automate 6-10 services, such as pensions, ra- tion cards, filing of cases in revenue courts, issuance of caste, marriage, income and employment certificates, etc. under the scheme.

Past records and certificates will be fed into a common data repository that can be ac- cessed online. District admin- istrations will have an 18-month deadline to com- plete the digitization. The depart- ment will spend 75% of the project cost, expected to be at least Rs2,500 crore, while states will shell out the rest.

It has ap- plied for fund- ing with the expenditure finance commit- tee, an official said. Any planned expenditure has to be approved by the panel. “The national roll-out of the project should begin within the next four-five months as soon as the cabinet approves the funding.“

“A pilot programme is being conducted currently in 40 dis- tricts across 14 states,“ said another bureaucrat. Neither official wanted to be named. Each state will be given Rs4 crore to carry out the digitiza- tion, the second official said.

The department expects to spend around Rs100 crore on the pilot programme, of which Rs50 crore has been released. E-district is one of the 27 mission mode projects being executed as part of India's push towards e-governance.

“While all the other digitiza- tion projects currently under- way in the country reach out to only a certain section of the citizens, e-district is the only project after the unique identi- fication (UID) project that will touch the lives of almost all In- dians in some way or the oth- er,“ said Navin Agrawal, exec- utive director of audit and consulting firm KPMG.

The UID project aims to as- sign a number to all Indians, expected to particularly bene- fit those who cannot access a slew of services due to lack of identification papers.

The grant for the e-district project will be higher than the Rs1,900 crore issued for UID.

The project will also offer a significant opportunity for In- dia's software companies, he said. Each state will appoint a vendor, who will build the ap- plication for digitization and automation of data, as well as implement it in each district.

States such as Tamil Nadu, which have started digitizing some records, will have to up- grade and link to the new mod- ule to ensure compatibility.

Wipro Ltd and ICICI Bank Ltd-backed 3i Infotech Ltd have been consultants to the edistrict project at the pilot stage, while India's largest IT firm, Tata Consultancy Services Ltd, was the imple- mentation agency in West Bengal and Maharashtra.

Various e-governance projects in India are an opportunity worth $9 bil- lion (Rs41,760 crore) over the next few years for the Indian software services industry, ac- cording to a February projec- tion of industry lobby group National Association of Soft- ware and Services Companies.

with thanks : source : LiveMint