with love to indore

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Shepherd in Indore

Photo taken by Nitin Khatri in Indore, it won 3rd prize in Hindu Photo contest on elderly working people

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

railway budget 2013 and indore

things in general for mp and in particular for indore

- a railway workshop in misrod
- training in railway related trade at ratlam
- survey for ashta bhopal
- survey for balaghat ukawa
- survey for jaisinghnagar - shahdol
- survey for suwasra - mandsaur via sitamau
-doubling survey chittor mhow
- doubling survey satna rewa

bandra ramnagar express - via nagda
bikaner chennai express via bhopal nagda
hazrat nizammudin mumbai ac express via bhopal khandwa
indore chandigarh express via dewas ujjain guna gwalior hazrat nizammudin
jabalpur yesvantpur express via nagpur
kalka shirdi express via bhopal itarsi
indore amritsar express from 1 day to 2 day

ratlam fatehabad gauge conversion to be completed this year

fatehabad indore gauge conversion to be complted next year

Sunday, January 13, 2013

MP information commission

As many as 11,441 appeals and complaints under Right to Information Act are pending with the Madhya Pradesh Information Commission which is currently functioning without a chief and other commissioners.

A total of 9,946 appeals and 1,495 complaints are pending against various state government departments for failing to give desired information sought by applicants under the transparency legislation, according to documents, updated till September 2012, accessed under RTI by an activist, Ajay Dubey.

The Madhya Pradesh Information Commission is working without a Chief and other Commissioners apparently due to lack of guidance from the Centre on a Supreme Court judgement which said that only retire judges can be appointed in the transparency panel.

The apex court has further said that a two-member bench, comprising a member from legal background, can hear appeals pending with the Commission.

All eleven posts -- one Chief Information Commissioner and ten Information Commissioners -- are vacant in the Information Commission and it has stopped hearing any matters since September 13 last year.

According to the documents received by Dubey, the Madhya Pradesh Government has sought direction from Personnel Ministry in this regard.

The RTI activist said, "The state government is delaying the appointment of Chief Information Commissioner and other Information Commissioners in the State Information Commission by citing legal issues. The Centre has already said that appeals and complaints can be resolved without having members as retired judges."

Dubey said that Right to Know should be a basis for voting. "If citizens right to know are being clamped, they should not vote that government also," he said.

The RTI Act 2005 mandates disclosure of information related to all matters of governance. As per the Act, there has to be a Chief Information Commissioner and a maximum of ten information commissioners.