Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year 2011


I wish you Health... So you may enjoy each day in comfort.
I wish you the Love of friends and family... And Peace within your heart.
I wish you the Beauty of nature... That you may enjoy the work of God.
 I wish you Wisdom to choose priorities.For those things that really matter in life
 I wish you Generosity so you may share... All good things that come to you.
I wish you Happiness and Joy... And Blessings for the New Year.
I wish you the best of everything... That you so well deserve.  
HAPPY NEW YEAR 2011 
With Best Regards
B S Vohra
East Delhi RWAs Joint Front
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The spirit behind 'New Delhi'

Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit has in her tenure lifted the capital of India from despondency and put it on the path to development.

Chief Minister of Delhi Sheila Dikshit is the mascot of the Congress Party's development plank. Her squeaky-clean image has helped and her work speaks for itself. "I do not have to say it but pollution control, flyovers, schools, hospitals and the transport system — everything says that people seek improvement. We have delivered."

Her track record in dealing with the capital's problems has gained her admirers. From cleaning up Delhi's air and switching to compressed natural gas (CNG) to being perceived as a force behind the Delhi Metro and introducing the Bhagidari Scheme to ensure citizens' participation in governance, she has done well for herself.

Dubbed by Delhiites as Aunty No 1, Dikshit cannot stop smiling. Still basking in the glory of the thunderous applause she received at the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games 2010, she says: "I felt a sense of relief and joy when the games got off to a rocking start and ended with the same panache."

One could sense that Dikshit had her fingers crossed before the games. Asked then if she would be taking a holiday after the event, the three-time chief minister of Delhi had cheekily remarked: "Yes, I certainly will. I will go into a cave!"

But she didn't have to. Her grandmotherly smile, humility and honesty helped Dikshit sail through the rough and tumble ways the city readied and showcased itself in the nick of time.

All these years, in the thick and thin of politics, she focused on development. Coupled with good governance, she has been able to rule efficiently, despite having to face not just the opposition but also detractors within her party.

"For 12 years now, Delhi and I share a mutual admiration. Together, we have seen difficult times and fulfilled aspirations. My commitment to the city has translated into what it is today," she says.

with thanks : GULF NEWS : link above for detailed news report by Nilima Pathak who is a freelance journalist based in Delhi. 

HAPPY NEW YEAR

Thanks you for the beautiful New year wishes and we wish a happy and prosperous New Year to you all.
 
Warm Regards
Ranju Minhas

HAPPY NEW YEAR

On behalf of the members of the Priyadarshini Vihar RWA, I wish all the members of the East Delhi RWAs Joint Front and their families, a Very Happy, Healthy, Peaceful and prosperous NEW YEAR.
 
Cheers!!
 
Ram Gupta
General Secretary
Priyadarshini Vihar RWA

specially about the unathorized colonies.

Dear Mr. Vohra ji & other officials of RWA in Delhi,

We cast our votes for MLA, MP, even Nigam Parshads. They won election and hold their offices well or unwell, it depends upon their ability. they become authorized. Residents of these colonies are authorized to vote & elect t them and make candidates authorize,but  it is very very peculiar that  these colonies are still said to be unathorized.

In my opninion, it is not justice with these colonies to call unathorized colonies. Because Democracy is of the government for the government and by the government. We should send a request jointly from all rwas officials from Delhi Govt. regarding the above subject matter.

D.K. Singh
Gen. Secretary,
MKRWA,North Delhi.

poor condition of drain along paryatan vihar appt,triveni appt.. in vasundhra enclave,east delhi.

This is to bring it to the notice of the concerned authorities that the drain along the stretch from paryatan vihar appt to prayag appt is in the worst of its shape,and needs immediate attention as its adding up to the woes of residents living in the flats facing this drain.
 
The drains aren’t covered,the cement slabs have collapsed and the flow is also stagnant,this has made it impossible to even open the windows of the respective flats.the stench is so strong,that even walking next to it is a nightmare.the sewer stench,which has h2s gas as its main effluent,damages our acs,as a result we now have to fill the gas 3 times a year.as such the gazipur drain was a big menace,this drain has further aggrevated  the situation.

What I demand is the authorities need to immediately take up this matter,as this drain has also become a breeding ground for mosquitoes.even fogging doesn’t help.now ,what had been done as a remedy for the other drains in vasundhara enclave, that is covering them up with cement slabs,needs to be immediately taken up.

I request the rwa bhagidari to take up this issue,and provide a prompt solution.

Thanks in anticipation.
Kaushalendra singh
B4-333,paryatan vihar
Vasundhra enclave
New delhi-96.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Happy New Year 2011 - Hindu Sanskrit Hymn for Peace.



I wish you all a very peaceful and blissful New Year . May you have health, wealth and peace in life. This video is a prayer and wish to universal love, peace, prosperity and harmony for everyone irrespective of religion and location.

Lyrics:
Sarveshaam Svastir Bhavatu
Sarveshaam Shaantir Bhavatu
Sarveshaam Purnam Bhavatu
Sarveshaam Mangalam Bhavatu

Sarve Bhavantu Sukhinah
Sarve Santu Niramayaah
Sarve Bhardrani Pashyantu
Maa Kadhchit Duhkhabhahg Bhavet

Meaning:
May good befall all,
May there be peace for all,
May all be fit for perfection, and
May all experience that which is auspicious.
May all be happy. May all be healthy.
May all experience what is good and
let no one suffer

forwarded by :
Mr Sumonto Mukerji

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Capacity Building of Women Managers In Higher Education

Sensitivity/Awareness/Motivation Workshop in SGND Khalsa College,Dev Nagar,University of Delhi( 27th Dec.-- 31st Dec.2010): Day Three











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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Monday, December 27, 2010

Capacity Building of Women Managers In Higher Education

Sensitivity/Awareness/Motivation Workshop
The University Grants Commission launched a major programme for women in higher education in the academic and administrative streams.The reason for establishing this activity is the low percentage of women in decision-making positions in Indian Universities and colleges.
Sri Guru Nanak Dev Khalsa College,University of Delhi,Dev Nagar is selected to conduct workshop for the Training of Trainers ( from 27th Dec.- 31st Dec.2010)sponsored by UGC.
Chief Guest of the Workshop was Mrs. Surina Rajan,IAS,Principal Secretary,Govt.of Haryana.Prof.Susheela Kaushik(Director & Co-Chair,UGC National Consultative Committee)is the Chief-coordinator of Capacity Building Of Women Managers;Prof. Reicha Tanwar (Women’s Studies Research Centre,Kurukshetra University)is the Regional Coordinator of this Programme.
This Workshop seen the day of light due to Dr. Man Mohan Kaur, Principal, S.G.N.D. Khalsa College & Dr. Gita Lakhanpal (Local Coordinator & Associate Prof.Department of English, S.G.N.D. Khalsa College).





Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year 2011


Please click on the link to view it in FLASH.

With best regards

B S Vohra
East Delhi RWAs Joint Front

subdivision of plots in co operated societies delhi

There are either group housings or plotted colonies developed by DDA OR SOCIETIES.
I AM NOT CLEAR regarding status in such colonies where services handed to MCD AND BUILDING PLANS ARE
APPROVED BY MCD BUT PLOTS STILL ON LEASE HOLD.
WILL SUCH PLOTS BE ALLOWED SUBDIVISION OR FLOOR WISE SANCTIONS PERMISSIBLE.
KINDLY RESPOND.
KK GHEI
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT EDRWAJF
VICE PRESIDENT MADHUVAN RWA

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Changes In Building Bylaws Okayed


PLZ  DOUBLE CLICK ON THE IMAGE ABOVE TO READ PROPERLY.

PLEASE VIEW THE RELATED VIDEO AS BELOW  ( CONTAINING DISCUSSIONS ON CHANGE OF BUILDING BYLAWS IN JANPATH  PROGRAMME ON DELHI AAJ TAK TV CHANNEL, A FEW DAYS AGO. ) :



With thanks : Delhi Aaj Tak, Janpath, Youtube & Hindustan Times : link above for original news.

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Get Ready For A 30% Hike In Your Electricity Bill

If you think your power bills are too high, here's some bad news: Get set to pay even more. Power regulator Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission has paved the way for a hike by sending fresh advice to the Delhi government which states that the current tariff was not ``cost-reflective'' and power companies were suffering under-recoveries of 30% to 50%.
 

 
This comes less than six months after then-chairman of DERC, Berjinder Singh, had advised the government that discoms were misrepresenting their financial state. In May, the government had intervened to stop a tariff announcement by DERC which is rumoured to have recommended a reduction in power rates. Singh retired in September.

Within 24 hours of receiving the regulator's latest advice, the Sheila Dikshit government responded by not just accepting it but saying it validates concerns raised by the government on the discom's financial conditions. The government had invited the high court's ire for meddling in tariff fixation policies earlier this year and halting the May tariff announcement.

The new advice also spells victory for the city's three power discoms BSES Rajdhani, BSES Yamuna and NDPL who have been fighting for higher tariff for a long time. 

with thanks : Times of India : link above for detailed news
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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Admission Schedule for Entry Level Classes in the Recognized Schools Imparting Education in Delhi

Plz double click to read it properly.

School Admission Guidelines 2011

Plz double click to read it properly.


Parliament Canteen's Menu Card

Dear Shri Vohra Ji,
 
Thanks I getting your Bhagiadari mail regularly. The current one I had today about the hike in petrol prices. This is one of the highest hike in cost of Petrol and we have to spend more in almost many commodities of daily use because hike in gasoline do effect in price rise. In one hand corruption is deadly cancer and uncontrollable. Government is totally failed being the responsible for this but irresponsible in performance.
 
I am forwarding the rate list of MP's canteen at Delhi forwarded to me one of my friend.
                 
Parliament Canteen's Menu Card
Can you imagine a vegetarian thali lunch for Rs.12.50 or a katori (small bowl) of dal at Rs.1.50, and chapatis for a rupee each at a time when the prices of essential commodities are touching the sky?
 
Yes it is possible, even if food is getting out of the reach of the poor in the country. Welcome to the Parliament House canteen - where delectable dishes will never act pricey.
 
A series of catering units run by Indian Railways at Parliament House, including at the library and the annexe building, serve food at rates which are a good decade old but are hard to digest for a newcomer. MPs, who are seen shouting at each other and castigating the government over the rising food prices, definitely relish the cheap canteen food. But, mind you, the facility is not for them only. Parliament staff, low-paid security personnel and accredited journalists too enjoy the delicacies at rates which an ordinary citizen outside cannot even think of  Dal, considered to be the poor man's food in India and which is now getting too expensive to even fit his bowl, costs just Rs.1.50 for a katori. Low rates make the desserts sweeter. A katori of kheer at Rs.5.50 will never taste bitter. So will a small fruit cake at Rs.9.50 and a helping of fruit salad at Rs.7. If you want to have soup, enjoy a bowl full at Rs.5.50
 
Parliament House Canteen Food Rates
Tea Re. 1,Soup Rs.5.50, Dal - one katori Rs.1.50
Veg thali (dal, subzi,4 chapatis, rice/pulao, curd and salad) Rs.12.50
Non-veg thali Rs.22, Curd rice Rs.11, Veg pulao Rs.8,
Chicken biryani Rs.34, Fish curry and rice Rs.13, Rajma rice Rs.7
Tomato rice Rs.7, Fish fry Rs.17, Chicken curry Rs.20.50,
Chicken masala Rs.24.50, Butter chicken Rs.27,Chapati Re.1 a piece, One plate rice Rs.2, Dosa Rs.4, Kheer - one katori Rs.5.50
Fruit cake Rs.9.50, Fruit salad Rs.7, 
 
Stop fighting with each other friends, its time to stop trusting politicians blindly, they all are enjoying their lives, and the only people suffering are Poor and Aam Aadmi, while the politicians fill themselves up to the brim with this cheap food so that they have sufficient energy to throw slippers and make perfect asses of themselves inside the venerable Parliament.

This for your information and find out we the voter, vote for wrong cadidate.
 
With warm wishes.
 
Major Mehar Sood. (veteran)

Colony Gates

Dear Sir,
 
It is high time that we should once for all decide the matter relating to provision of colony gates in the present alarming situation of safety and security of residents of Delhi. There are three type of gates - gates on the service lanes at the back of the residents houses; inner roads of the colony and the roads in the colony leading to main roads or exposed to main roads from the residents/visitors etc. could enter the colony. While the roads of the colony exposed to main roads are normally not less than 45 ft. the inner roads vary from 30 to 45 ft. while the service lanes are of 15 ft. all in width. In our colony, all the foresaid roads exist. Besides there is one 80 ft. road running through the colony connecting other neighbourhood colonies.
 
MCD have of course prescribed guidelines for provision of internal gates and they should also consider and revise where the situation demands the size of the gates depending on the lay-out plan approved by them or DDA. The conditions prescribed by them should not be considered as sacrosanct but should be flexible depending the lay-out plan of the colony. If the Police authorities cannot ensure safety and security of residents within their capacity, the RWAs have per force to make necessary arrangements which they think is in the best interest of the people residing in the colony and no powers on the earth should pose impediments unless the such authorities concerned take the sole and whole responsibility of the safety and security of the residents of the colony and should not pass on the buck to other authorities/agencies etc.
 
Of late it is found that the MCD instead of doing any 'productive' work and ensure that what is required to be done by them in maintenance of the colony etc. harrass the residents and RWAs in such vital things to be done. They are unable to punish people who encroach upon public land, demolish unauthorised buildings and maintain roads and lanes in a good condition, ensure sanitary conditions of the colony and markets inside the colony but on the contrary pose themselves as the custodian of the entire area and create misery and problems etc. to the law-abiding citizens! Can't we stop this with all the force at our command?!  Let the joint front take action against this and let's join to solve the problems!

TK Balu
Secretary/RBECHS/Anand Vihar

Monday, December 20, 2010

Watch "JANTA KI REPORT" on "Delhi Aaj Tak" TV channel !

Watch "Janta ki Report" from Krishna Nagar on "Delhi Aaj Tak" at 7.20 PM today ! It's about various civic issues & problems being faced by the residents of Krishna nagar.

Thanks


B S Vohra

Jangpura residents seek HC help to clear encroachments

NEW DELHI: Buoyed by the Delhi High Court backed crackdown on traders encroaching public space in Defence Colony area, residents of nearby Jungpura Extension have sought similar relief from HC.

Justice G S Sistani on Tuesday allowed Jungpura RWA to become a party to the original contempt plea he is hearing, filed by the Defence Colony Flyover Association and asked the MCD along with DCP traffic to consider the complaint of the RWA.

In its petition seeking to become a party to the case, the Jungpura residents alleged that despite repeated representations to the police and other civic agencies like DDA/MCD, illegal parking of trucks, taxis and encroachment by shops continues. As per the petition, the main culprit causing traffic congestion in the locality is one 'Rama Tent House' whose business activities throughout the day and also in night trouble residents.

"The association is concerned with the smooth flow of traffic and wants to ensure that footpath for pedestrians around roads here remains available," the RWA says, informing HC that widespread encroachment of public spaces by shopkeepers, traders has led to traffic snarls.

With thanks : Times of India : link above for more details.

Sahyog Welfare Association, West Patel Nagar : colony gates

Dear Mr. Vohra,

This is Mahesh Kumar Sharma, President, Sahyog Welfare Association, West Patel Nagar. Wanted to discuss an issue with you regarding colony gates. For the last 1yr MCD has demolished two of our colony gates. As per the standing order of MCD, the width of the gates should not be less than 5mts, while our gates are 4.5 mts in size, and the width of the street is 4.5mts as per the master plan.

We have got the stay order for rest six gates in the colony. Now we have got permission from the Joint director Traffic Police, local area ACP, and Fire brigade authorities. But still according to the MSD standing order our hands are tied and we cant go ahead with the installation of the gates due to size constraints. Need your guidance on the issue, as the size of the street according to the master plan is 4.5mts then how can we increase it to 5 mts? And these are all exit gates, and dont harm any traffic movement in any way.Kindly guide as to what should be our plan of action and who all we should approach in order to solve the issue.

Looking forward to your reply
Mahesh Sharma

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Our responsibilities and responses of administration

In one post MR.Balu has lamented about non responsive culture of present day ADMINISTRATORS.
There cannot be a better example than the action or response of authorities on several issues raised through this blog. To name a few, we had expressed concern regarding loss of revenue because mobile phone services towers have been allowed to exist without any permission or collection of charges from service providers.
The second issue is about NON COLLECTION OF PROPERTY TAX FROM ALL OVER DELHI.
The shops are functiong even in area like PREET VIHAR AND MADHUVAN where one shop haas been divided to create three shops. And even parking area just near PREET VIHAR(NOW MADHUVAN) POLICE STATION HAS BEEN ALLOWED TO BE PARKING PLACE FOR BUSES AND TEMPOS. It is nobody's headache whether they pay monthly charges to MCD OR NOT.
These issues have been quoted by way of examples only.
I remember, the instructions of departments to acknowledge each and every communication.
But what is happening is known to all of us.
Now question is....WHAT OUR EAST DELHI RWAS JOINT FRONT CAN DO.
Perhaps for this we have to meet and discuss.
I offer my place at any time or day for this activities.
It is high time we review our first meeting decisions.

KK GHEI
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT EDRWASJF

Secret of Happiness...........

Friday, December 17, 2010

Reconstruct Demolished Shelters In 3 Days: SC To DDA

No Night Shelters In The Country Should Be Demolished In Winter, Rules Apex Court
A photograph in TOI of two children spending a cold night under the open sky made the Supreme Court on Thursday lash out at Delhi Development Authority (DDA) for its apathy and order reconstruction of two night shelters within three days.

PICTURE THAT MELTED HEARTS:As it delivered the order, Supreme Court pointed talked about this photograph that TOI printed on Thursday. The photograph shows two children spending the night in biting cold out on a road 
 
"We do not want to see such photographs again," said a Bench comprising Justices Dalveer Bhandari and Deepak Verma. To drive the point about the super-seriousness of the apex court home, the Bench made vice-chairman of DDA personally responsible for reconstruction of the night shelters at the places where they were demolished. 

With anguish, it remembered a similar insensitive attitude of the Delhi government and the Centre last year resulting in many deaths during cold wave conditions which had forced the SC to step in to the rescue of homeless poor. In fact, the agency photograph that TOI carried had been taken in January this year and was intended to make the point that despite many judicial interventions, the agencies remained indifferent and callous. 

The Bench said it would not brook repetition of such unfortunate incidents this year and referred to the news reports published in TOI about demolition of night shelters at Nehru Place and Kalkaji. It said "this indeed is a matter of great anguish, disappointment and astonishment." 

with thanks : Times of India : link above for detailed news.
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RTI & RWAs !

Dear Mr. Vohra ji,
 
Let's have a debate/discussion on the RTI as applicable to the RWAs. The provision made in the DCS Act and Rules are of course applicable to us but not the RTI Act-2005 as such. This is a misnomer. Hence the miscreants in the Societies try to take advantage of the present state of affairs and create problems even for genuine societies, like ours, which we have taken up with the Registrar Cooperative Societies but no response so far. Similarly, there are yet a lot of issues to be thrashed out with them. Hence may I suggest for your consideration to arrange to convene a 'workshop' whereat the officials of the RCS as well as the important office-bearers could be invited to thrash out all loop-holes in the rules and act and avoid worthless correspondence and litigation and thereby save considerable precious time, energy and money of the RWAs etc.
 
Delhi East front should no doubt take such 'common issues' with the authorities concerned which will be useful for the smooth and effective functioning of the Societies and in the over all interest and progress of the residents' welfare!
 
Awaiting your response and with best wishes,
TK Balu
Secretary/RBECHS/Anand Vihar

MCD on FACEBOOK !

Dear Mr. Vohra ji,
 
It is a welcome feature that MCD will create a Facebook to book our grievances. However, all societies and people have to be educated as to how the 'facebook' is operated and how they could lodge a complaint! Secondly, the Hon.Lt. Governor and Hon.CM also created such 'grievances cell' in their offices and got a lot of publicity through the media but you will be appalled to know that their response is very poor! Pardon me to say so. I am expressing my opinion on this from my own experience. I had addressed all the common problems of our Society to both the foresaid VVIPs but till date no response. Their officials only do the 'post office' work i.e. forward the complaints to the officials concerned but there is no follow up from their side nor do they endorse a copy to the petitioner concerned i.e. in our case the Society itself.  What for are they doing all the 'cosmetic' dress-up and fool the aam admi!?
 
In this context I can quote with authority that during the tenure of Maharaja Scindia, when he was a railway minister at the centre, every complaint had to be attended to and replied within a fortnight and all such things were being monitored by his dedicated officials to apprise him of the position. Moreover, whenever railway officials go on tour (duty) or on leave and travel by train, it is compulsory for them to interact with the travelling passengers in the trains they are travelling and send a report on their return to the Minister's cell at Rail Bhavan and they too are monitored and necessary remedial action is taken. No doubt the tenure of his 'raj' is still considered as the 'golden era' of the Indian Railways and considerable improvements were effected. ALAS WHERE IS THE SYSTEM NOW!
 
In view of the above, let us hope and wish and pray that the pioneer attempts proposed to be made by the MCD, which will no doubt certainly improve the present situation, provided the officials at the higher level of the MCD mean 'business' and do their work religiously and faithfully, without fear or favourtisim! LET'S WAIT AND WATCH WHICH WILL BE KNOWN WITHIN A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME AFTER IT IS LAUNCHED WITH ALL FANFARE AND TRUMPHER AND PUBLICITY IN THE MEDIA!
 
Meanwhile let us be educated on the operation of the system for the benefit of all. You could do it at your level which will be useful to all the RWAs etc.
 
TK Balu
Secretary/RBECHS/Anand Vihar

Illegal Water Packaging plant.

Ramakrishna Vihar Social Welfare Society (Regd)
M-134,Ramakrishna Vihar Aptmts, 29, Patparganj, IP EXtn, Delhi-110092.
Phone No.-9968656377/9810017316/9899221580,email-rsws29@hotmail.com

REMINDER
SDM (Preet Vihar)                                                                  Dt. 21st October, 2010
L.M Bandh , Shastri Nagar
Pushta , Geeta Colony,
Delhi.

Sub:- Grievance No. 90917000006 to Delhi Admn thru their web portal.

Sir,

Enclosed please find a copy of above mentioned Grievance sent to Delhi Administration through their web portal by Shri. J.K.Gehlawat (who is now General secretary of the Managing Committee of Retired & Retiring Govt. Emp. CGHS, 29, Patparagnj, I.P.extn, Delhi-92) which is self explanatory. Reply received from Delhi administration (for necessary action at your end) on the issue is also highlighted for your reference.

Till date no reply has been received from your good offices regarding the same.We, request you to kindly note that the RO plant in question –
  1. Doesn’t have any ISI/BIS mark certification for quality thereby posing a risk to the resident’s health
  2. Doesn’t have any provision for sterilizing the Jars received back from the residents.
  3. Doesn’t have any quality check mechanism.
  4. Doesn’t sell packaged water jars with MRP labels etc.
  5. Is not approved by any dept. of Govt of NCT of Delhi/Industry.
  6. Sells water @ Rs.16/- per Jar of 20 Ltrs.
  7. Wastes lots of precious water and doesn’t account for any Govt. revenue etc. like excise and sales tax.

Through this letter, we would like you to kindly interfere and order closure of the same.

                                                                 Thanking You,
                                                                                                   Yours Faithfully,


                                                                                                         P.N.Singh
                                                                                                         (President)
cc-
DDG,Enforcement,BIS, Manak Bhavan
9 Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg
New Delhi 110 002, India
to take necessary action for closure of the above mentioned RO water/packaged drinking water plant.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Petrol gets costlier by Rs 3 per litre

New Delhi: Petrol prices are set to go up by Rs 3 per litre from Wednesday - with oil companies citing a rise in global crude prices and pointing out they are still losing money.Oil marketing majors including Indian Oil Corporation (IOC), Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) and Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) are hiking petrol prices by almost Rs 3 per litre. New prices have already come into effect at BPCL outlets, others will follow suit from Thursday.Since the government deregulated prices in June this year, petrol prices have been on a rise. After the early November hike , Oil PSUs have once again raised petrol prices - this time by almost Rs 3 per litre, the higest hike in 6 months.
 
In Delhi, prices have gone up to Rs 55.87 per litre from Rs 52.91 earlier. In Kolkata petrol costs Rs 59. 77 now from Rs 56.81 rupees. In Mumbai and Chennai, consumers will have to shell out Rs 60.31. 

with thanks : IBN live : link above for detailed news.
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MCD Logs In To Facebook To Solve Civic Woes




















with thanks : Hindustan times : link above for detailed news.
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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

By 2030, Demand For Water will Exceed Supply By 50%

Water shortages are expected to aggregate 40 per cent in developing Asia by 2030 and in some countries like India, demand may exceed supply by 50 per cent, says an Asian Development Bank (ADB) draft report.

The report said that India's aggregate gap of 50 per cent across all basins was driven by very rapid growth in agricultural, municipal and domestic demand. Aware of the acute water deficit India may face in future, the government hopes to bridge the gap by increasing level of efficiencies in water utilisation and conservation.

Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pawan Bansal told Parliament last week that average annual water availability for the country had been assessed as 1,869 billion cubic meters (BCM) with estimated utlilisable water of about 1,123 BCM
Increase in population had resulted in per capita water availability, Bansal said in a written reply in Rajya Sabha, adding that while in the year 1951 per capita water availability was about 5,177 cubic metre a year, it worked out to about 1,820 cubic metre a year on the basis of the 2001 Census.

Increase in population had resulted in per capita water availability, Bansal said in a written reply in Rajya Sabha, adding that while in the year 1951 per capita water availability was about 5,177 cubic metre a year, it worked out to about 1,820 cubic metre a year on the basis of the 2001 Census.

with thanks : Tribune : link above.

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All Property Transactions On Website ?

The Central Information Commission is contemplating to make public all the property transactions taking place in the national capital and has sought the views of the Delhi Government on it. 

The case relates to RTI applicant S P Manchanda, who sought to know from the revenue department of Delhi Government the registration details of a property traded by him in 2000 but was informed that they do not maintain the property-wise list.

The department informed him that it would be impossible to locate from the records when the particular property was registered.

Manchanda then approached the Commission and said he wanted to inspect the records himself to get the information.

He suggested to the Commission that details of property transactions should be made public and put on the website for easy access.

"The Commission has been informed by the Respondent that after 2006 all property transactions are being maintained on computers. The Commission directs the Divisional Commissioner to send his views on the subject of putting the details of property transactions on the website to the Commission before December 25, 2010," Information Commissioner Shailesh Gandhi said.

He also directed the department to allow Manchanda to inspect all the relevant files.

with thanks :  NDTV : link above.

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Govt proposes New RTI Rule: Ask, But Only In 250 Words, On Only One Subject

The government has proposed new rules that require a Right to Information (RTI) application to be restricted to 250 words and only one subject.
  There's no word cap currently, and applicants can seek information on any number of subjects in a single application.

The 250 words do not include addresses of the Central Public Information Officer and the appli cant. The proposed rules require the applicant to pay postal charges above Rs 10 incurred by authorities in replying to the application.

Applicants do not currently pay postal charges. They pay Rs 10 when filing the application.

The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has uploaded a 10-page draft of the Right to Information Rules, 2010, on its website and has invited comments from the public by December 27, which is a procedural requirement before the rules can be enforced. Comments are invited to usrti-dopt@nic.in.
RTI activists said the proposed rules will dilute the landmark legislation. "By restricting the application to 250 words the government will make it difficult for the common man to seek information," said Noida-based RTI activist Lokesh Batra. "This act is meant even for illiterates, how can you expect people to follow such a tight word limit? Everyone is not capable of summarising thoughts so well."

Delhi-based Anil Sood said the proposal was a "clear attempt to create grey areas in a transparent law and allow scope for harassment of applicants". 

with thanks : Indian Express : link above.

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Cops See Red, Crack Down On Vehicles With Tinted Glasses

In view of the Sultanpuri rape incident, in which the accused drove around in a car with tinted glasses, the Delhi traffic police have decided to crackdown on vehicles with tinted glasses.
 
On Tuesday, the traffic police will carry out a massive drive against such vehicles across the capital.

Senior traffic officials say that this time around, they will not turn a blind eye to any government vehicles or low-floor Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) buses fitted with tinted glasses.

"We will make sure that no vehicle with tinted glasses is spared being challaned.

The drive will continue till we ensure there is no such car left in the city," said Satyendra Garg, joint commissioner of police (traffic).

"Using tinted glasses is a violation of traffic norms and poses a threat to women's safety," added Garg.

with thanks : Hindustan times : link above.
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MCD Steps Up Its Demolition Drive In City

Stepping up its drive against illegal structures, the MCD on Monday sealed 28 properties and demolished eight unauthorised constructions in east Delhi, where 71 people lost their lives in a building collapse incident last month.
 
The Municipal Corporation of Delhi has been conducting special drives against unauthorised constructions in Shahdara (South) Zone, taking action against 143 properties in the past one week alone.

"Demolition has been taken against properties in Shakarpur J-Extension of Laxmi Nagar and Pandav Nagar. We will continue to take action against illegal structures," said a senior MCD official.

The MCD has put a renewed focus on curbing unauthorised constructions after a multistorey building -with two illegal floors -collapsed in Lalita Park in Laxmi Nagar on the night of November 15.

In the first day of the drive in Lalita Park and nearby areas last week, violence erupted in the locality in which residents allegedly thrashed the local municipal councillor.

With thanks : Hindustan times : link above


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Sunday, December 12, 2010

Why in delhi NO HIGH MAST LIGHTS BURNING IN PARKS

Dear Brothers and Sisters of DELHI
NONE will believe that high mast lights provided from COUNCILLOR OR MLA FUNDS will remain un attended and hence pitch darkness in parks for more than nine months now.
I have failed i admit that despite my personal visits to our area councillor of MCD PREET NAGAR WARD, and talking to all concerned...(to ensure burning of high mast lights in seven parks of Madhuvan) NO LIGHT IS BURNING, despite a couple of chain sntachings and vehicle thefts.
So is the status of water supply in Madhuvan.
There was 24 hours supply in Madhuvan and now not even for two hours.
Please let us meet urgently and decide our action plan for common problems.

kk ghei

senior vice president
EDRWASJF

Friday, December 10, 2010

We the citizens of delhi and MCD

There was justification for all illegalities (perhaps) from 1947 to 1960 when sudden influx of population in delhi resulted into unprecendented shortage of dwelling units.
But surely sixty years should have been sufficient to tackle this and other allied problems.But we are famed not to solve but to create multiple situations which could help to line up our pockets.
MCD or police are only two very visible icons of wrong doings.
Look at the parking lot at preet vihar community centre.
You shall find large number of buses and tempos parked just near police station.
The flooring near standard chartered bank is broken and now even commercial vehicles climb the tiles to unload water bottles.
Such situations and the one like LALITA PARK are the hunting ground for MCD BUILDING DEPARTMENT.
Can any body believe that such illegal buildings came up without willful co operation of building and police staff.
Let us act fast and make our elected leaders to see reason.

kk ghei

Councillor Beaten Up By Public

COUNCILLOR BEATEN UP BY PUBLIC

Sh. Sohan Lal Municpal Councilor was beaten up by Public while ceiling in the area was on.
MCD sealed the buildings which were below 15 meter heights and also beyond 300 meter away from Pusta.
Sh Sohan lal blamed and named Sh. Manish Garg who was not there while he was beaten up because his father being a Chairman of RWA (Delhi Govt. Bhagidari) raised the questions of illegal occupation of Govt. land being used as a parking and charging the money from public for last 8 years. This RWA has already filed a writ petition in the Hon’ble in High Court for misuse of revenue and illegal possession of Govt. land of Rs. 40 Crore. This unauthorized parking on Govt. land belongs to PWD.
A large number of the people of the locality went to Sohan Lal, the area councillor, that the buildings being sealed are the 15 meters less in the height and they are small kinds are out their home. The people of his own locality and his staunch supporters had a hot talk with him and on his shrewd behaviour he asked his parking guard to attack on the public and to oust them from the parking land.
This lead to a quarrel between above public & Sh. Sohan lal.

K.C.Grag
Chairman
Joint Action Committee
Laxmi Nagar Delhi.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Lalita Park incident

We have been informed by Mr K C Garg that in the yesterday's incident ( Mr Sohan Lal, Councillor, Lalita park ), his son has also been implicated though he was not at all present on the site. If any one of us could do anything, plz contact Mr Garg immediately. Mr Garg is the Chairman of RWA Lalita park.

FIR's ?

Dear Vohra ji

i have just read the incident with the RWA Anand Vihar and i want to earlier writup in this regard on the RWA blog that the FIR shall be diplayed on the web site of the delhi police now i want to send the suggestion to the police department that the Delhi Police also should display that on registered FIR what action has been intiated and which are pending and why and same may raise a concern to the senior official of the Delhi Police, National Crime research buero, Political freternity in Delhi and indian it may help to rais the voice against the pending FIR and action on FIR if not satisfactory,

ANIL MOHAN, ADVOCATE

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

FIR's ?

Dear Mr. Vohra ji,
 
We must first compliment you on giving us updated information on all fronts. The step proposed to be taken will be revolutionary but (this is a big question) will the Police do it! Notwithstanding, what about Police reluctant to file a FIR when you go to the Police station! I will tell you what happened with us yesterday.
 
We are making serious efforts to make our colony protected from all sides by provision of gates in the service lanes and constructing a wall on the outer border of the colony spending a huge amount of the residents for their benefit to ensure their safety and security of their property and lives. In this exercise we had installed a gate in one of the service lanes, which is exposed to entry of miscreants. This was done on 5th instant and some miscreants broke the entire thing on 6th night in odd hours. When we came to know on 7th morning i.e. yesterday, the managing committee of the society met at an emergent meeting and decided unanimously to file a FIR on the matter and proceeded in one lot all members of the MC and reached the Police Station in the afternoon at 3.45 p.m. Having not found the SHO, who was on leave, we reported to the duty clerk at the P.S. to file a FIR but was reluctant and contacted all his superiors to avoid filing the FIR but ultimately despite our best efforts we could not do it but registered a 'complaint' only! Can you tolerate it? This is what is happening in Police Stations who make all efforts to avoid filing a FIR, so that they will not be accountable for complaints but FIR only!  How can you overcome such situations? This is a matter of serious concern to be pondered over and remedial action to be taken!  Why people that too a registered society is refused to file a FIR, when it is their fundamental right!
 
TK Balu
Secretary/RBECHS/ANAND VIHAR

Missing MCD files of unauthorised buildings

At least we the persons living in EAST DELHI ARE NOT STUNNED OR SURPRISED by the loss of MCD UNAUTHIRISED CONSTRUCTION FILES.

IT IS NOW FOR US THE SUFFERES TO COMPEL MCD FOR FAST ACTION .

KK GHEI

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Put All New FIRs Online: Delhi HC

In a major move towards transparency in police functioning, the high court has directed the Delhi Police to start uploading all First Information Reports (FIRs) registered in the city onto its website within 24 hours of filing. The police are required to implement the order from February 1, 2011.
The landmark order, passed by a division bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justice Manmohan, said it's the duty of the police to provide information and the accused does not need to move court to get a copy of an FIR. 

"Fair and impartial investigation is a facet of Article 21 of the Constitution and presumption as regards the innocence of an accused is a right. Therefore, a person booked under criminal law has a right to know the nature of allegations so that he can take necessary steps to safeguard his liberty," the bench said.

Earlier, additional solicitor general A S Chandiok and amicus curie Arvind Nigam submitted their suggestions on the matter.

The counsel had said that recording of an FIR was an official act of a public official in discharge of his or her official duties and, therefore, it was a public document within the meaning of Section 74 of the Evidence Act, 1872.

with thanks : times of india ; link in headline above for details.

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To Fill Its Coffers, MCD Mulls Higher Property Tax Rates

Get ready to shell out more money from next year, as the MCD is planning to increase the property tax rates. Sources say, the cash-strapped Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) is planning to hike property tax to generate more revenue to fund its projects. Currently, the entire MCD area has been divided into eight categories A to H, wherein category A stands for upscale colonies such as New Friends Colony, Vasant Vihar among others.
 
However, sources say, as per the proposal, to be tabled in the budget meeting on Wednesday, the entire MCD area will be divided into two categories as far as tax rate is concerned wherein categories A, B, C, D, and E will be clubbed together and will pay 15% property tax while categories F, G, H will be charged 10%.

Presently category A and B are charged 12%, C, D and E are charged 11% and F, G and H are charged 7%.

"The MCD's financial position is not very sound and property tax is a major source of revenue for the MCD. Even last year, the rates we had suggested were reduced by the legislative wing. We hope this year they will accept it," said a senior MCD official.

The proposal will only be accepted after the MCD's standing committee clears it. "The commissioner will propose a number of taxes including property tax. We will examine them and take a decision. We are not in favour of including property tax and burdening people. We would rather get more people in the tax net," said Yogender Chandolia, MCD standing committee chairman.

This year, too, the civic body had increased tax rates. According to the civic agency, its property tax collection has been going down every year.

The civic agency has been trying to bring more people into the ambit of tax collection to increase collections and has been conducting a survey to identify property owners who have not made payments. Besides this, they have offered rebate in additional interest and penalty to encourage taxpayers to pay arrears.

with thanks : hindustan times : link in headline above for detailed news.
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Monday, December 6, 2010

Shame the corrupt with Rs 0 !

















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No Proposal To Allot CWG Flats To VIPs: DDA

Delhi's housing agency has denied any proposal to allot Commonwealth Games (CWG) Village flats to politicians, bureaucrats and police officers, a Right to Information (RTI) query revealed on Monday.
 
RTI activist Subhash Agrawal had sought details from the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) on whether it planned to make any privilege allotment to VIPs.
DDA in its reply Dec 1 said "no such information is available in this office (DDA)". 

There are 1,168 flats - 31 two-bedroom, 765 three-bedroom, 209 four-bedroom and 163 five-bedroom ones - at the CWG Village near Akshardham in east Delhi, DDA said in its reply. 

Of these, DDA can sell 711 flats while the remaining 790 will be sold by private developer Emaar-MGF. 

There have been reports in the media that the DDA is planning to give the majority of CWG flats to senior officials.

with thanks : economic times : link in the headline for detailed news.

MCD (Unauthorized Construction) Building Files Go Missing

The latest episode in the saga of MCD's inaction in case of unauthorized construction is of missing files.

Records of buildings regularized by a tainted junior engineer in Shahdara (south) zone are not available with the Municipal Corporation of Delhi, according to senior MCD officials. The officials claimed that as many as 50 buildings were regularized by this official, some of them after termination orders were issued against him.

``The records of buildings regularized by former junior engineer (building), Shahdara (south) zone, Manoj Shah, and other officials from June to October are missing. The zonal office is trying to locate the records now. Since people paid a deposit for regularization, it should not be difficult to track down properties which were regularized during this period,'' said standing committee chairman, Yogender Chandolia.

Manoj Shah had been hired on contractual basis by MCD. ``Several complaints were received against Manoj Shah on the basis of which he was disengaged from his contractual services,'' added Chandolia. Even as the process of terminating him from duty began in August, he continued to work till September and regularized several buildings during this period also, according to sources.

When MCD was questioned about these allegations, MCD commissioner K S Mehra said that the civic agency was ``investigating the matter.'' All these matters came to light after the house collapse in Lalita Park several weeks ago. This incident claimed at least 70 lives. The civic agency is yet to submit its inquiry report on the collapse and has not initiated any action against officials in relation to the collapse. It has, however,started demolishing and sealing illegal properties all over Delhi.

‘‘The areas where buildings were regularized during this period include Preet Vihar, Laxmi Nagar, Yojna Vihar, Krishna Nagar, P D Vihar, etc. We will now have to check if all rules and regulations were followed when these buildings were regularized by these officials,’’ said an official. 
 
with thanks : hindustan times : link in headline above for detailed news.
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Saturday, December 4, 2010

93 mn Slum Dwellers Likely By 2011: Govt

Despite the country's robust economic growth, the number of people living in slums is likely to cross 93 million by 2011, marking an increase of around 23 per cent since 2001. 

A committee set up by Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation has projected this figure, the Rajya Sabha was informed today. 

The main reasons for increase in slum population are influx of a large number of workers to cities without commensurate job opportunities and non-availability of housing and basic amenities, Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Minister Kumari Selja said in a written reply. 

She cited high cost of living, housing, transport and education and inadequate provision of land for housing as some other reasons for increase in slum population. 

Selja said her ministry has begun the process for formulation of a new scheme for providing support to states that are willing to provide property rights to slum dwellers.

with thanks : ECONOMIC TIMES : link in headline above for detailed news.

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Friday, December 3, 2010

CONSTRUCTED ILLEGALLY ADJACENT TO G BLOCK HARI NAGAR BUS STOP AT JAIL ROAD.

DESPITE OF HEAVY DEATH TOLL IN EAST DELHI, DEPUTY COMMR(WEST), MCD, IS KEEPING QUITE ON SEVERAL COMPLAINTS LODGED WITH HIM THROUGH EMAILS, FAXES, LETTERS SENT BY POST AS ALSO THROUGH MCD CENTRAL AND WEST DELHI CONTROL ROOMS. 

A PUCCA FOOD OUTLET WITH THE NAME, 'MASALA MASTERS' HAS RECENTLY BEEN CONSTRUCTED ILLEGALLY ADJACENT TO G BLOCK HARI NAGAR BUS STOP AT JAIL ROAD. BRPL HAS ALSO BEEN KIND ENOUGH TO GIVE THIS OUTLET AN ILLEGAL POWER CONNECTION TO RUN COMMERCIAL REFRIGERATORS. HUGE PANDAL HAS ALSO BEEN ERRECTED BEHIND THIS PUCCA OUTLET WHICH ENCROACHES NOT ONLY JAIL ROAD WHICH HAS 45 METERS RIGHT OF WAY (WIDTH) AS INFORMED BY CHIEF TOWN PLANNER, MCD, BUT IS ALSO ON A PIECE OF LAND EARMARKED FOR CENTRAL PARK FOR THE RESIDENTS BY NONE ELSE BUT APEX COURT IN 2001 FOLLOWED BY MCD STANDING COMMITTEE RESOLUTION NO.182 PASSED IN 2002. 

OUR ASSOCIATION IS NOT AWARE, WHICH POLITICAL PARTY IS GIVING PATRONAGE TO THIS FOOD OUTLET AS THE MCD COUNCILOR AS ALSO MLA BELONG TO BJP. COMPLAINTS SENT TO LT. GOVERNOR, CVO, MCD, CVC, GOI, COMMISSIONER, MCD, AS ALSO TO DEPUTY COMMISSIONER(WEST DELHI), DELHI POLICE REMAIN UNATTENDED AS NEITHER THESE ARE ACKNOWLEDGED NOR ANY ACTION IS TAKEN ON ILLEGAL CONSTRUCTIONS AND ENCROACHMENTS IN THE AREA. WEST DELHI MP, SHRI MAHABAL MISHRA, HAS ALSO SENT A LETTER IN THE MATTER TO COMMISSIONER, MCD. LET US SEE IF THIS RESULTS IN SOME ACTION AT HIS END.

TPS OBEROI,
VICE-PRESIDENT,
WELFARE ASSOCIATION
G BLOCK HARI NAGAR,
NEW DELH-110058

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Trade Fair Venue may go to Gurgaon ?

Now it's the turn of Trade Fair Venue - The Pride of Delhi - The Pragati Maidan. It may shift to Gurgaon by 2014. Earlier the famous Appu Ghar was closed & shifted from Delhi.  Earlier prestigious Industrial Exhibitions such as IMTEX  clubbed with AUTO EXPO was permanently shifted out of Delhi. Even earlier thousands of Industries were sealed & forced to Shift out of Delhi.

Do you think that this is the only way to DE-CONGEST Delhi ?

Don't you think that all these are causing massive revenue losses to Delhi state ?

Don't you think that soon we will loose the charm of being Delhiites as every prestigious thing that belongs to Delhi,  will soon be found out of Delhi ?