Right to Information week – Celebrations @ 2016 by TNIC

Right to Information week - Celebrations @ 2016 by TNIC
Today TNIC celebrated RTI week by conducting a workshop on RTI. PIOs and RTI Activists, NGOs, Media persons were equally invited. We were invited to present on the role of  “Information seekers”. Note: Awaiting for the snaps taken yesterday from Information Commission. Should receive in couple of days and update here. New Coverage: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chennai/CIC-suggests-help-desks-to-cut-number-of-RTI-petitions/articleshow/54726219.cms Our presentation – Digitization ...

Hearing in TNSIC – Rough to applicants and the RTI Act and lenient to PIOs

Hearing in TNSIC - Rough to applicants and the RTI Act and lenient to PIOs
RTI follow up on Adyar, Cooum River restoration project: We filed a Second appeal against against Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) on July 16, 2014. Background Information On February 5, 2013, S. Alexraj filed a complaint to prevent untreated sewage dumped into rivers through unlawful outlets. However, we noticed no action was taken. On July 22, ...

Restoration of Adyar and Cooum Rivers Part 6

Its been more than 6 months since we filed complaints to 10 departments on the sad state of Adyar and Cooum Rivers. We didn’t hear from even one of the department regarding our Complaint, which is expected. So we filed our second set of RTIs, to enquire into the status of our complaints. Some of ...

Restoration of Adyar and Cooum Rivers Part 5

     We filed 10 complaints and 7 RTIs to various departments concerning the maintenance and monitoring of the river. And as expected, the RTIs were not answered in 30 days. But the authorities played football with our RTIs forwarding them indefinitely to other departments, other officials, trying to evade from our sharp questions, ignoring ...

Fee payment procedure for RTI in TNIC

We can simply affix a Court fee stamp to RTI Application as a application fee. But there are other ways to pay RTI fee accorging to a TN G.O. But most of the Citizens and Public Servants neither know it nor implement it. So we liked to explore the possibilities and get official statements regarding ...

64 Lakh Saplings under G.O.(Ms) No. 144 costing 32 Crores 2

There are so many reasons for Corrupt state of the Country, which includes Family Politics, Corrupt Politicians and the Corruption itself from grass root level. Of course, we (the team) were also pointing fingers on others when we discuss the sad state of our country until recently, when we came across this powerful tool, Right To ...