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Are Imran and Johnson weakest PMs ?

Will Chinese co. get 5G network of India ?

Will CEO Niti Ayog be Member ? R

All is not well in an agency

Murmu to retire in November

Vajpayee joins MoEF&CC

W R Reddy empanelled for holding Secretary equivalent posts in GoI

Ms Usha Sharma empanelled as Secretary in GoI

Why Ministries are not taking interest ?

Mrs Harjeet Kaur Joshi selected for CMD, Shipping Corporation of India

NPCIL CMD, S K Sharma to continue or retire in Nov ?

Two-year service extension being made easy for PSB Board members ?

Tenure of A S Dindra ends in Dec; Akhileshwar Singh likely to succeed

Anshuman Sharma a strong contender for MD, DFCCIL

Why orders of Ashim Kumar Ghosh for CMD, BVFCL delayed ?

Ms Sarah Rizvi appointed SP, BPR &D

Bibhash Kumar Thakur appointed as Deputy DG of Forests, Regional Office, Bhopal

Transfers and posting of IRS-IT officers at Asst/Deputy Commissioner level

Post of Babu Lal Meena upgraded as Director

Sunil Kumar Aggarwal to return to parent cadre in Dec

Amitabh Banerjee yet to get orders for MD, Indian Railway Finance Corp

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Dr Madhu Rani Teotia appointed PS to Sushree Debasree Chaudhuri

DoPT in search of person for DG, CCI

Last date for Deputy Director in NTRO extended

Ms Anita Pai appointed COO of YES Bank

Ms Jasneet Bachal appointed CMO of YES Bank

S. Gangadharan gets 3-year extension as Part-time Chairman, The South Indian Bank

Suyash Narayan to be posted in Central Rly.

Ms Smita Rawat posted as CAO, PTS, NR

A K Choyal selected for deputation to DFCCIL (UPDATED)

Shobhan Chaudhari posted as AGM, WCR (UPDATED)

Sanjay Kumar posted as CFTM, ECR (UPDATED)

Kamal Baitha posted as CAO/C, SER (UPDATED)

H N Jaiswal posted as PCE, Metro Rly (UPDATED)

B B Singh posted as AGM, SCR (UPDATED)

Central deputation tenure of Abhay Tripathi extended (UPDATED)

Deputation tenure of Ms Nishtha Upadhayay extended (UPDATED)

Rakesh Chopra selected as MD, Rajasthan Electronics & Instruments Ltd (UPDATED)

Central deputation tenure of Mohammad Zakir Hussain extended (UPDATED)

R K Jain continues as CEO, PPA, Hyderabad (UPDATED)

Amitabh Banerjee appointed as MD, IRFC (UPDATED)

S M Choudhary appointed as Director (Fin), SECL (UPDATED)



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DEBATE
Is India inching towards Presidential form of Government ?
Whispersinthecorridors has this indication from top bureaucratic circles that there is an apprehension of Presidential form of Government in the country. The logic behind such a thinking is – introduction of lateral entry System in bureaucracy (American system), appointment of IAS, IFS and Army officers as Ministers, selection of top brains in different sectors, portfolio allocation to Dr. S Jaishankar and Hardeep Puri, plan to import a third of Deputy Secretaries from private sector, efforts to have ‘one nation, one election’, strong PMO and last but not the least appointment of Amit Shah as Home Minister.


Grapevine has it that once the BJP gets majority in Rajya Sabha next year, Presidential form of Government will become a reality but will it be viable ?


Mail your views at mehrotra.suresh@gmail.com and suresh.mehrotra@yahoo,com
RTI
Action taken report on a complaint



The appellant had filed a complaint vide letter dated 09.06.2017 addressed to Hon’ble HRD Minister and sought an action taken report in regard to above said letter under RTI Act. The PIO, MHRD submitted that the said complaint dated 09.06.2017 was forwarded to UGC vide letter no. F.No.5-4/2017-U.II dated 30.06.2017 and the appellant was informed accordingly on 10.01.2018. The PIO, UGC submitted that an appropriate reply was given vide letter dated 09.02.2018 stating that the said complaint dated 09.06.2017 was not received by them. The appellant submitted that he did not receive any relevant information from the PIO. The CIC observed that both the PIOs, UGC and MHRD, have handled the RTI application very poorly. Both the PIOs are required to provide information as per the availability of record. Hence, the CPIO MHRD should provide complete notings in respect of the processing of the complaint dated 09.06.2017. Moreover, the CPIO UGC should also re- examine the records and provide the present status of the complaint dated 09.06.2017. In case no action was taken a categorical reply should be provided.



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If an appellant seeks the action taken report under the RTI Act in respect of the complaint filed by him, the same should be provided in the form of file notings or correspondence made. The inspection of the respective file should be provided rather than sleeping over the letter.



Citation: Sanjay Sharma v. CPIO, Ministry of Human Resource Development and CPIO, University Grants Commission (UGC) in Decision no.: CIC/MOHRD/A/2018/119376/01617, Date of Decision: 13/09/2019



Dr. Anuradha Verma (dranuradhaverma@yahoo.co.in) is an expert on RTI matters and has co-authored the books RIGHT TO INFORMATION - LAW AND PRACTICE and PIO’s guide to RTI. Her other articles can be read at the website of RTI Foundation of India at the link: http://www.rtifoundationofindia.com/


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