Prime Minister's Office
Briefly, this is the issue:- Breach Candy Swimming Bath Trust, Breach Candy, Mumbai, stands on land owned by the Government of India.
In order to understand the various points it is necessary to look at the history of this institution and how it came to be set up. It seems that a trust deed was executed on 3-2-1876, between the Secretary of State for India in Council and the Municipal Corporation of the City of Bombay, by which deed the Municipality was given a plot of land on the foreshore at Breach Candy in Bombay and the object of the trust was the construction and maintenance of a salt water swimming bath for the use and benefit of European public of Bombay. The Municipality carried on this trust for some time and a salt water swimming bath was erected.
In other words, the submission here is that the Breach Candy Swimming Bath Trust is a Public Authority by virtue of it having being substantially financed as defined by the RTI Act of India by virtue of land being given free, as well as being on land which belongs to the Government of India.
It is also submitted that all business of Secretary of State for India was transferred to the Indian Government on 14/15 August 1947.
I may therefore kindly be provided the information sought under the RTI Act of India.
a) Please provide me with full and precise information on rules, regulations and byelaws of the Public Authority, the Breach Candy Swimming Bath Trust.
b) Please provide me with full and precise information on terms and conditions of lease with the Bombay Municipal Corporation, if any, or any other body, from inception to-date.
c) Please provide me with full and precise information on adherence in selection of members at Breach Candy Swimming Bath Trust, if any, for people from SC/ST and EWS.
d) If any of the above said statutory records are not available, the complete details of how they were destroyed / weeded out in each case.
e) Efforts made by Indian Government, if any, since Independence to recover this land and buildings on it.