Objective of Right To Information Act 2005
An Act to provide for setting out the practical regime of right to information for citizens to secure access to information under the control of public authorities, in order to promote transparency and accountability in the working of every public authority, the constitution of a Central Information Commission and State Information Commissioners and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.
It has been well said that a democracy is run on informed public opinion. However, the means of obtaining information is a matter of grave concern for the functioning of a democracy. Several years back in a High court judgment, it was stated that dark times are required for dark deeds. This was in the context of a municipal notice being served upon a party in the middle of the night. A severe comment however, removed the legislative lacuna and has ordained that such services of processes etc. has to be in the day time. This shows that in a at a given point of time administration can be hard on citizens. Citizen's action shall be assailed at the hands of the administration though however no corresponding provisions were made of passing information to the citizens on matters of importance to a citizen. This lacuna in the legislative programme would upset many welfare projects and can be taken over by corrupt officials and bureaucracy. it is in order to prevent such takeovers by corrupt and dishonest bureaucracy and/or the administration that the Act such as this can be of some hope and some relevance.
To achieve the objective of this Act it is necessary that the bureaucrats should be kept away from functioning of the information Commissions. But, most of the posts of Information commissioners are being captured by bureaucrats themselves and they are organising all the efforts as to how to defuse the effect of this Act.
It is clearly mentioned in secttion 12 (6) of this Act that the Information Commissioners shall not be a member of parliament or any legislative or union territory or hold any other office of profit or connected with any political party or carrying on business or pursuing any profession.
Whereas, section 12 (5) says that; the Information Commissioners shall be persons of eminence in public life with wide knowledge and experience in law, science and technology, social service, management, journalism, mass media or administration and governance.
The tactics being adopted by the bureaucrats that the most corrupt bureaucrats who are near to retirement should be selected as information Commissioners so that they will protect the corrupt public servants and their corrupt activities will be continued.
I have the copy of entire file of first batch selection of Information Commissioners in Maharashtra and I welcome everyone who want to see it. it can be seen from this file as how all the conspiracy of selection of bureaucrats are being ensured.
THE LAST QUESTION IS THAT; IF CORRUPT PERSONS WILL TAKEOVER AS INFORMATION COMMISSIONER SO HOW THIS ACT WILL BE IMPLEMENTED AND HOW THE OBJECTIVES OF THIS ACT WILL BE ACHIEVED?
Coming to the point;
The State Information Commissioner (Greater Mumbai Zone) Mr. Ramanand Tiwari has taken allotment in the Adarsh Housing Society, Colaba, Mumbai which was made for the families of Kargil Shaheeds. Mr. ramanand Tiwari was the then Revenue Secretary in the secretariat of Maharashtra state and one luxurious flat in the said housing society was sanctioned to his son Mr. Onkar Tiwari.
For this scam, the Chief Minister Mr. Ashok Chavan has given his resignation to Mrs. Sonia Gandhi and CBI has started inquiry in this matter.
The BIG QUESTION; WILL, THE FILE COPY OF ALL ALLOTMENTS IN THIS HOUSING SOCIETY, BE GIVEN UNDER RTI ACT TO ANY CITIZEN? AND IF NOT GIVEN, WILLTHE INFORMATION COMMISSIONER MR. RAMANAND TIWARI IMPOSE CASH PENALTY AND RECOMMEND DEPARTMENTAL DISCIPLINARY ACTION AGAINST HIS PAST COLLEAGUES?
My five appeals are kept pending with him which are submitted for information regarding selection of Information Commissioner, their property statement, their petrol and other expenses, their foreign tour expense
Please also see this;
SHOULD IGNORANCE OF DUTIES BE TREATED A CRIME AGAINST NATION ?
SEVEN QUESTIONS FOR DEFAULTERS
(1) Is ignorance of duties by public servants “CRIME AGAINST NATION (RASHTRADROH) ?”
(2) Is this “BREECH OF CONTRACT” ?
(3) Can they be charge-sheeted by Police on a complaint by a citizen ?
(4) Can the Court of Law move trial for this ?
(5) If the charge of ignorance of duties proved; what will be punishment ?
(6) Can the unjustified emoluments received by them or paid to them be recovered ? With interest ?
(7) Can their monitoring supervisor be take up equally ?