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RTI filed on issuance of red beacon

Posted by Ramesh Khati on July 2, 2009

GANGTOK, 1 JULY: In continuation of its “Mission-Corruption Free Sikkim”, the All Sikkim Educated Self-Employed and Unemployed, an autonomous body, today sought information from the state home department on the criteria, eligibility and condition for issuance of red beacons for government vehicles in the state.
According to Mr Nawin Kiran Pradhan, working president of the association, the RTI application also sought in detail the number of vehicles, which have been allotted VIP lights. He further informed that information regarding the expenditure borne by the state exchequer for the procurement and maintenance of such vehicles for the last five years has also been sought.
The association that started its mission on 1 May, has scheduled an elaborated line of action in a phased manner. “In the first phase we shall seek information through the RTI from different departments on matters concerning the general public,” said Mr Pradhan. He further informed that the second phase would involve analysis of information received and task towards pointing loopholes in the system.
When asked about the information received from other departments during the campaign, Mr.Pradhan said: “Some are satisfactory.”
The association has also filed an application to the state food and civil supply’s department under Section VI of Right to Information Act, 2005 for core information on below poverty line and its conditions and criteria for the people in Sikkim.
The association has also sought information on detailed list of BPL cardholders in the state since 2002. According to Mr Pradhan, the body would come out with core evidence of employees if any, who have been booked for misconduct or malpractice in regard to the public distribution system

GANGTOK, 1 JULY: In continuation of its “Mission-Corruption Free Sikkim”, the All Sikkim Educated Self-Employed and Unemployed, an autonomous body, today sought information from the state home department on the criteria, eligibility and condition for issuance of red beacons for government vehicles in the state.

According to Mr Nawin Kiran Pradhan, working president of the association, the RTI application also sought in detail the number of vehicles, which have been allotted VIP lights. He further informed that information regarding the expenditure borne by the state exchequer for the procurement and maintenance of such vehicles for the last five years has also been sought.

The association that started its mission on 1 May, has scheduled an elaborated line of action in a phased manner. “In the first phase we shall seek information through the RTI from different departments on matters concerning the general public,” said Mr Pradhan. He further informed that the second phase would involve analysis of information received and task towards pointing loopholes in the system.

When asked about the information received from other departments during the campaign, Mr.Pradhan said: “Some are satisfactory.”

The association has also filed an application to the state food and civil supply’s department under Section VI of Right to Information Act, 2005 for core information on below poverty line and its conditions and criteria for the people in Sikkim.

The association has also sought information on detailed list of BPL cardholders in the state since 2002. According to Mr Pradhan, the body would come out with core evidence of employees if any, who have been booked for misconduct or malpractice in regard to the public distribution system.

Source: The Statesman

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