Tuesday, 21 June 2011

More on Maran from the Ministry of Comm & IT

Ms.Monali P.Dhakate, CPIO or incumbent CPIO under RTI Act of India 2005,
Director (VA), Government of India, Ministry of Communications & IT,
Department of Telecommunications,
Room # 906, Sanchar Bhawan, 20, Ashoka Road,New Delhi 110001.

Greetings & Jai Hind!!  Most humbly request information under the RTI Act of India, 2005,  please provide me with the following information. THIS INFORMATION IS SOUGHT IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST, AND THERE IS OVER-RIDING PARAMOUNT LARGER PUBLIC INTEREST TO BE GIVEN THE INFORMATION I HAVE ASKED FOR.



a) Please provide me with full correspondence at your end including file notings pertaining to letter from CBI to Shri D.S. Mathur, Secretary (DOT) vide reference No. CBI/UO No. 242/ES/MAS/2007/020/SZ dated 10th of September 2007, copy enclosed, as carried in media report vide
http://ibnlive.in.com/news/centre-sat-on-cbi-report-against-dayanidhi-maran/156278-60-118.html and http://dinamani.com/Images/article/2011/6/2/bsnl_lines_letter.jpg

b) Please provide me with full information on whether this issue referred to in point # 1 above was escalated by DOT to any other authorities including the Minister or to Prime Minister of India, and details therein.

c) Please provide me with information on how many other telephone and ISDN connections were provided on the instructions of the Shri Dayanidhi Maran, former Union Minister of Communication and Information Technology.

d) If any of the above said statutory records is not available, the complete details of how it was destroyed / weeded out in each case.

e) Electronic access to the catalogue (or catalogues) of all records of your public authority duly indexed in a manner and the form to facilitate right to information, either over the computer networks or in the form of a diskette or other electronic media at the prescribed fees.

F) Please provide me with information on email addresses of CPIOs and Appellate Authorities of DOT, as required by the RTI Act of India, 2005.

Sent by eMail and signed hard copy, (signed) and humbly submitted,

Veeresh Malik, D-61, Defence Colony, New Delhi - 11oo24
(mobile: 00-91-99118-25500)

Note 1:-Application fee of Rs. 10/- in cash shall be submitted within 30 days as per procedure laid down by DoP&T at PIO, DOT, New Delhi, or at any one of the nominated APIOs located at the specified Post Offices in India, and a copy of this application along with receipt shall be sent to you co-terminus. Interim, you are requested to commence processing this RTI Application as per the RTI Act-2005 with effect from date of submission of this electronic copy, also as per the RTI Act-2005.

Note 2:- The public authority, DOT, New Delhi, has not yet published their arrangements to accept / accompany electronic payments for e-filings as per section 6 of the Information Technology Act 2000, is requested to do same, - and hence I am constrained to go to extra expense / trouble to file a routine email request by Postal Department also.

Note 3:- I wish to specify that you may please not provide to me that information (or particular portion thereof) which would impede the prosecution of offenders under any law of India, and also any personal information which is unconnected with any public activity/interest or which invades the privacy of any person. THIS INFORMATION IS SOUGHT IN THE LARGER PUBLIC INTEREST, AND THERE IS OVER-RIDING PARAMOUNT LARGER PUBLIC INTEREST TO BE GIVEN THE INFORMATION I HAVE ASKED FOR.


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