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Monday, April 29, 2013

DoPT Guidelines, One-step ahead towards Transparency


Central governments Department of Personnel & Training has recently sent a office memorandum to all central Public Authorities regarding Implementation of suo motu disclosure under Section 4 of RTI Act. The DoPT has agreed that there is lot of information in public domain, but the quality and quantity of proactive disclosure is not up to the desired level. To find solution on this government had constituted a Task Force on suo motu disclosure under the RTI Act. Based on the report of the Task Force, the Government have decided to issue guidelines for suo motu disclosure.

As per these guidelines,
1) Information relating to procurement made by Public Authorities including publication of notice/tender enquiries, corrigenda thereon, and details of bid awards detailing the name of the supplier of goods/services being procured or the works contracts entered or any such combination of these and the rate and total amount at which such procurement or works contract is to be done should be disclosed.

2) If Public services are proposed to be provided through a Public Private Partnership (PPP), all information relating to the PPPs must be disclosed in the public domain by the Public Authority entering into the PPP contract/concession agreement.

3) Transfer policy for different grades/cadres of employees serving in Public Authority should be proactively disclosed.

4) All Public Authorities shall proactively disclose RTI applications and appeals received and their responses, on the websites maintained by Public Authorities with search facility based on key words.

5) Public Authorities may proactively disclose the CAG & PAC paras and the Action Taken Reports (ATRs) only after these have been laid on the table of both the houses of the Parliament.

6) Citizens Charter prepared by the Ministry/Department, as part of the Result Framework Document of the department/organization should be proactively disclosed and six monthly reports on the performance against the benchmarks set in Citizens Charter should be displayed on the website of public authorities.

7) All discretionary /non-discretionary grants/ allocations to state governments/ NGOs/Other institutions by Ministry/Department should be placed on the website of the Ministry/Department concerned.

8) Public Authorities may proactively disclose the details of foreign and domestic official tours undertaken by the Minister(s) and officials of the rank of Joint Secretary to the Government of India and above and Heads of Departments, since 1st January 2012. The disclosures may be updated once every quarter. . Information to be disclosed proactively may contain nature of the official tour, places visited, the period, number of people included in the official delegation and total cost of such travel undertaken.

No doubt, this is commendable step taken by the government. Still there is lot to do. Lot of another information covered under section 4 about which said office memorandum does not say anything. Venkatesh nayak of Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative has send a letter regarding that to DoPT .

As well as this office memorandum does not mention anything about the dissemination information related to section 4(1) (C) and (D) .As per these sections Public Authorities have to publish all relevant facts while formulating important policies or announcing the decisions that affect public; and provide reasons for its administrative or quasi-judicial decisions to affected persons.

Now with this office memorandum central government has moved one-step ahead towards transparency. However, big question is whether all the Public authorities will follow these guidelines? Now and again governments come with new amendments, acts, orders. Ordinances and office memorandums. However, we have largely seen unhealthy approach of babus towards them. Last seven years experience is not so good; however let us hope for the good.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Pune Draft DP -20 lakh sq.ft of land dereserved and several reservations changed


After the consent of the General Body Pune Municipal Corporation has published revised Draft DP of old, limit of City for suggestions and objections. Surpisingly until the last moment the entire DP remained confidential .All the corporators could not study the said report for lack of availability of it.Even then corporators approved the same within 12 hours with loads of amendments. Who and on what basis suggested these amendments is not known. When they studied the said DP? What effect these amendments would have on entire heath of the city  is better known to them only. Surprisingly most of these amendments did not have agenda no, date, subject, name of the member or signature on it. In addition, most of them were so vague and very difficult to understand. However, administration of PMC understood the same and made the changes in DP accordingly.

With amendments, members of PMC have dereserved almost 20-lakh sq. ft. of land and converted that into recidential purpose, many other reservations have been changed. Several of these amendments suggest change in alignment, or shifting of reservation, overlapping of reservation, Change, or reduction in area .Already there is large deficiency in number of reservation as compared to required norms.These amendments have further reduced them and this will surely make adverse effect on the health of city. Produced here are the lists of deleted and changed reservations.

List of Deleted Reservations From Draft DP 2007-2027

They had better know Sr No
Sector/Map no
Reservation
S.No /Peth
Area
amendment sugested & Seconded by
Amendment no
1
1/10
Vegetable market &municipal purpose
(VM &MP- 6)
436 ,Guruwar peth
0.1449
Deepak Mankar/Kamal Vyavahare
20-24
2
1/3
Govt Offices
(GO-1)
471,(P) Rasta peth
0.3890
Deepak Mankar/Kamal Vyavahare
20-19
3
2/11
Park
(PK-5)
676(P),677(P) ,677B,678 (P)
1.2208
Sunil Gogale/Usha Jagtap
21-8
4
2/8
Municipal Housing
(MUH-1)
87.(P) Parvati
0.5910
Deepak Mankar/Kamal Vyavahare
20-36
5
2/8
Economicaly Weaker section
(EWS-5)
542E, TPS 3
1.5281
Sunil Gogale/Usha Jagtap
21-23
6
2/9
Timber Market
(TM-1)
286 To 289(P) TPS 3
0.3573
Deepak Mankar/Kamal Vyavahare
20-12
7
2/9
Timber Market
(TM-2)
276,277,281 To 285 TPS 3
1.9147
Dipak Mankar/Kamal Vyavahare
20-12
8
2/11
Burial Ground for Animals
(BUA-1)
636 (P) Bibwewadi
0.4687
Deepak Mankar/Kamal Vyavahare
20-55
9
3/8
Vegetable Market
(VM-12)
114 (p) Kothrud
0.1456
Deepak Mankar/Kamal Vyavahare
20-17
10
3/5
Parking & Metro Station
(P&MST-53)
436 , TPS 1
0.8951
Subhash jagtap/sudhir janjot/sachin bhagat
3-38
11
3/8
Municipal Housing
(MUH-2)
13(P) 14(P) Higne Bk
1.4969
Deepak Mankar/Kamal Vyavahare
20-11
12
4/5
Parking
(P-65)
494, 495 TPS
1.4836
Subhash jagtap/sudhir janjot/sachin bhagat
3-44
13
4/5
Garden
(G-28)
17(P) Pashan
0.2782
Subhash jagtap/sudhir janjot/sachin bhagat
3-59
14
4/5
Economicaly Weaker section
(EWS-16)
5(P) ,6 (P) Pashan
3.7284
Deepak Mankar/Kamal Vyavahare
20-4
15
5/3
High School
(HS-15)
S.No.31 Vadgaon sheri
3.1608
Sunil Gogale/Usha Jagtap
21-22
16
5/3
Primary School
(PS-65)
S.No.31 Vadgaon sheri
0.3075
Sunil Gogale/Usha Jagtap
21-22
17
6/6
Parking
(P-93)
96,97,94B ,93 Sangamwadi
1.2511
Deepak Mankar/Kamal Vyavahare
20-30
18
6/7
Hospital
(H-18)
55A2+59A1, Mundhava
0.5633


19
6/6
Play Ground
(PG-75)
100 (p) Sangamwadi
0.8509
Deepak Mankar/Kamal Vyavahare
20-41
Total



20.76




List Of Changed Reservations From Draft DP 2007-2027


Sr No
SHT No.
Peth S.no
Admn
res.
Changed res.
Amendment sugested by/ seconded by
amendment no
1
IV /5
Bhamburda,S'ngr FP 485D,486
Commercial Centre 
C2-13
Children Play Ground
CPG -58
Subhash jagtap/sudhir janjot/sachin bhagat
3-10B
2
VI/10
Hadpsar S.N.165
Children Play Ground
CPG -68
Slum Improvement
SI -11
Deepak Mankar, Kamal Vyavahare
20-5
3
VI/10
Hadpsar S.N.165
Children Play Ground
CPG -69
Slum Improvement
SI-10
Deepak Mankar/Kamal Vyavahare
20-5
4
VI/10
Hadpsar S.N.165
Children Play Ground
CPG -70
Slum Improvement
SI -9
Deepak Mankar/Kamal Vyavahare
20-5
5
VI-9
Kondhva S.N.17/1+2+5+6+7
Children Play Ground
CPG -71
Garden
G-57
Sachin Bhagat/Sanjay Bhosale
26-15
6
IV/5
Pashan S.N.136 hissa 5
Cremetorium & burial Ground
CR &BU -4(P)
Housing for Dishoused
HDH-9
Subhash jagtap/sudhir janjot/sachin bhagat
3-22
7
IV/6
s'ngr S.N.32 a/2,31/2
Extention For engineering College
EEC-1
Slum Improvement
SI-6
Prakash Dhore/Raju Barate
22-8
8
IV/5
Pashan ,sutarwadi S.N.130
Economicaly Weaker Section
EWS -15
Pune Housing & development Authority

PHADA -1
Subhash jagtap/sudhir janjot/sachin bhagat
3-10D
9
V/3
Lohgaon S.n.203
Economicaly Weaker Section
EWS -21
Play Ground
PG -77
Prakash Dhore/Raju Barate
22-10
10
II/11
Bibwewadi S.N.672
Economicaly Weaker Section
EWS -4
Garden
G-18
Prakash Dhore/Raju Barate
22-29
11
III/8
Erandawana S.N.16/2
Garden
G-18(P)

C1 -3
Subhash jagtap/sudhir janjot/sachin bhagat
3-33
12
V/2
Yerawada S.N.91
Garden
G-35
Cultural Centre
CC-17
Subhash jagtap/sudhir janjot/sachin bhagat
3-11
13
III/5
Bhamburda TPS1 FP 458
High School
HS-10(P)

C1-4
Subhash jagtap/sudhir janjot/sachin bhagat
3-26
14
V/7
Yerawada S.N.213 FP 75
High School
HS-19
Play Ground
PG-78
Prakash Dhore/Raju Barate
26-18
15
II/11
Bibwewadi S.N.635
High School
HS-2(P)
Housing for Dishoused
HDH-8
Subhash jagtap/sudhir janjot/sachin bhagat
3-47
16
II/11
Dhankawadi S.N.11
Municipal Purpose 
MP-11
Housing for Dishoused
HDH-7
Subhash jagtap/sudhir janjot/sachin bhagat
3-36
17
VI/11
Kondhwa S.N.6A
Municipal Purpose
MP-30
PMPML-19
Subhash jagtap/sudhir janjot/sachin bhagat
3-10F
18
III/8
Kothrud S.N.120

Parking 
P-41
Municipal Purpose
MP-32
Deepak Mankar/Kamal Vyavahare
20-18
19
III/6
Bhamburda S.N.113 to151,164 (P)
Parking
P-45(P)
C1-6
Deepak Mankar/Kamal Vyavahare
20-37
20
VI/6
Manglawar CTS 899 (P),900(P) 902 (P) 898 B
Parking
P-46
Slum Improvement
SI-12
Prakash Dhore/Raju Barate
22-6
21
III/5
s'ngar, SB Rd FP 881
Parking
P-47
Vegetable Market
VM-20
Prakash Dhore/Raju Barate
22-7
22
IV/6
S'ngr S.N. 8a/8b FP 67
Parking
P-64
Slum Improvement

SI-7
Prakash Dhore, Raju Barate
22-9 & 22-15
23
VI/6
Mangalwar 901,903(P),902(P)
Play Ground
PG-77
Slum Improvement
SI-8
Prakash Dhore/ Raju Barate
22-2
24
III/8
S
Park
PK-7(P)

C1-5
Subhash jagtap/sudhir janjot/sachin bhagat
3-25
25
III/8
kothrud S.N.142
Park
PK -9(P)
Parking
P-51
Deepak Mankar/Kamal Vyavahare
20-87
26
II/11
Katraj S.N.137
PMPML&TP -5 (P)
C2-15
Subhash jagtap/sudhir janjot/sachin bhagat
3-48
27
III/8
Kothrud S.N. 82
PMPML-9
Play Groung
PG -46
Prakash Dhore/Raju Barate
22-21
28
III/8
Erandwana S.N.36
Post Office
PO -2
Vegetable Market
VM-19
Subhash jagtap/sudhir janjot/sachin bhagat
3-10A
29
II/11
Katraj S.N. 136
Primary & High School
PS&HS -16
Garden
G-17
Deepak Mankar, Kamal Vyavahare
20-97 &22-14
30
II/11
Katraj S.N. 11/1
Primary School 
PS-20
Play Groung
PG-26
Deepak Mankar/Kamal Vyavahare
20-102
31
II/11
Katraj S.N. 126
Primary School 
PS-21(P)
Play Ground
PG-25
Deepak Mankar/Kamal Vyavahare
20-22
32
III/8
Higne S.N.34
Primary school
PS-39(P)
C1-2
Subhash jagtap/sudhir janjot/sachin bhagat
3-40
33
III/8
Kothrud S.N.89,90
Primary School
PS-42
Slum Iprovement
SI-4
Prakash Dhore/Raju Barate
22-30
34
VI/10
Hadpsar S.N.159
Primary School
PS-77
Youth guidence centre
YGC-7
Deepak Mankar, Kamal Vyavahare
20-26
35
VI/10
Hadpsar S.N.209
Primary School
PS-79
Aquarium
AQRM -1
Deepak Mankar/Kamal Vyavahare
20-27
36
V/2
Dhanori S.N.47
Vagetable Market 
VM-4(P)
Aqua Sports
AQSC -1
Subhash jagtap/sudhir janjot/sachin bhagat
3-54
37
III/5
S'ngr S.N.103
Vegetable Market 
VM-8
Bio Gas
BGAS-1
Deepak Mankar/Kamal Vyavahare
20-23
38
III/5
Kothrud S.N. 110/1/1b
WT-1
Water Works
WW-3
Deepak Mankar/Kamal Vyavahare
20-33
39
III/8
Karvenagar S.N.14(P)
Youth Guidence Centre
YGC-1(P)
Commercial
C2-16
Subhash jagtap/sudhir janjot/sachin bhagat
3-20
40
VI/10
Hadpsar
Youth Guidence Centre
YGC-7
ITI -1
Subhash jagtap/sudhir janjot,sachin bhagat
3-52
41
VI/10
Hadpsar
Youth Guidence Centre
YGC-7(P)
Parking
P-92
Subhash jagtap/sudhir janjotsachin bhagat
3-52