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Monday, June 27, 2016

Henceforth citizens have to route all their grievances and complaints through police only

Henceforth to get their grievances and complaints resolved citizens will have to route those through police. To make administration people friendly, to take cognizance of citizens complaints, to resolve these in time and to treat the citizens with respect and as well to prevent false /misleading / baseless complaints / complainants and also to redress citizens genuine complaints, the Maharashtra  Government has introduced 'One more' circular.


Looking at the language used in that circular it seems that it is applicable to all the complaints related to all the government departments. As well, as per the provisions of the circular, it appears that instead of resolving citizens complaints police will like to do citizens counseling with 'their style'. Hence it is likely that not many citizens will come forward to file complaints. Such circulars never get implemented because accountability of  it is never been fixed. Hence whether implemented or not nobody cares.

Governments all over India keep issuing numerous circulars. They are the same everywhere. Never implemented. It becomes a case of “you tell me the person and I shall tell you the circular”, thus putting into action only those circulars, which benefit the officers or their cronies. Others are thrown in the waste paper basket and none feels bad or sad about it. The circulars are cleverly drafted. If some issue is to be evaded, then the choice of words is so 'creative' as to abash even a litterateur. Perhaps these circulars would pass off as pieces of excellent literary talent.

Latest circular is not an exception to that. The language used in that circular is really nice. It is said that the circular has been introduced to make administration people friendly , to take cognizance of citizens complaints, to resolve these in time and to treat the citizens with respect . Similarly, it has come to government's notice that some elements with bad tendencies are filing false and misleading complaints. Such (false and misleading) complaints cause adverse effects on government’s  resources and on the morale of the officers and staff. Hence to prevent false /misleading / baseless complaints / complainants and also to redress citizens genuine complaints,

As per this circular responsibility of resolving all the complaints has been put on police shoulders. however, the real problem is police does not have proper infrastructure , staff, and resources to handle such complaints. already if complaints are related to other departments police are reluctant to register those. Especially in a case of complaints related to the revenue department police advice citizen to go to courts. In addition circular expects that to remain themselves updated (e.g. government resolutions, court orders etc.) assistant police commissioner / police superintendents are supposed to seminars / discussions / workshops.

The circular expects citizens to submit their complaints to assistant police commissioner / police superintendent by hand, via post (speed post/ registered post, ordinary mail), e-mail. After receiving such complaints, it is mandatory to register the complaint in the inward register same day. It is the responsibility of the assistant police commissioner/police superintendent to resolve these complaints. to resolve complaints police are advised to adopt following procedure.

1) Counseling

2) Give written order for primary inquiry to the concerned police station according to the complaint

3) Give order to police station to take action in case of factual complaint

4) An assistant police commissioner / police superintendent to make a report of action taken on complaint pointwise and give a copy to complainant

 5) It is mandatory to give action taken report on his/her complaint to the complainant within three weeks

6) The list of cases / complaints on which assistant police commissioner / police superintendent fail to give action taken report to the complainant within three weeks, the additional commissioner/ Inspector general of police will call it from concerned and submit it to the additional chief secretary (home) on the 5th day of every month. Additional chief secretary (home) will direct additional commissioner/ Inspector general of police to take action on such pending complaints.

7) If any complaint remains pending more than three months, applicant /complainant should submit such complaints to deputy secretary (pol 11,12,13) Mantralay after bringing such complaint to the notice of Additional Chief Secretary (Home) and act as per his directions.

8) Although it is the responsibility of assistant police commissioner / police superintendent to give action taken report on his/her complaint to the complainant within three weeks, the complainant should initially visit the concerned police station to get his/her written complaint resolved.

9) In a case of frequent complainants, after verifying the points in the complaint, a report only on points those were not resolved earlier should be prepared and given to the applicant. The points on which earlier action had been taken should be communicated to applicant, as well counseling of applicant should be done

10) In rural areas, most of the cases like quarrels, fights, and similar criminal cases take place because of revenue matters. Complaints in revenue, as well as criminal matter, occur assistant police commissioner / police superintendent should contact deputy collector. The assistant police commissioner / police superintendent after visiting deputy collector every 15 days / as early as possible and discuss the matter case wise. The points discussed or decided should be included in the report.

11) To counsel the complainants properly It is necessary that assistant police commissioner / police superintendent should remain themselves updated (e.g. government resolutions, court orders etc.). Hence Inspector general of police should organize seminars / discussions / workshops for assistant police commissioners / police superintendents.



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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Kingpin Santiago Martin being darling of all politicians 3 Lac crore rupee Maharashtra lottery scam may be toned down and killed

The Maharashtra online lottery scam runs into around three lac crore rupees , however kingpin  of  it Santiago martin being a darling of all political parties the scam is likely to be toned down and killed . No political party or its spokesperson has come forward to speak on this issue or at least demanded to nail the culprits.


Recently Anand kulkarni a  former IAS officer exposed a massive 'online lottery scam' took place eight years back and held then Finance Minister Jayant Patil  of NCP and senior IAS officer Kavita Gupta  responsible .Kulkarni unearthed this scam after he obtained a copy of CID report under RTI. After a complaint regarding tender awarded to Martin lottery agencies,  then Home Minister R R Patil  had  ordered a CID probe headed by the then Additional Director General of Police S P S Yadav into the lottery scam. Yadav had submitted its report , however, congress NCP led government didn't give heed to the report.

Though this scam runs into around three lac crores , this is not the first and the only scam of Santiago martin. He faces more than 35 lottery fraud cases in India and mostly are from Kerala. Once a small a labourer  in Myanmar after coming to India entered into lottery business - mostly frauds. As his business flourished he made many of friends mostly from political parties.

According to Indian express, Martin's  son Charles has joined BJP and his wife leena  had managed on one occasion to get on to the then prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi' s campaign stage in Coimbatore.

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Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Can a black magic help land grab ?

When they couldn't deter me from saving my society's interest the idiots have started  doing such silly things. They are now taking help of black magic. They throw black dolls, kumkum ,turmeric ,lemons, chillies , coconut etc. either at my door of my flat in society in Anupama  society or in from of my building.




First, someone encroached upon my societies road  when I  complained  about it. A corporator  of Pune municipal corporation threatened me in front of municipal authorities.  

Then when it came to my knowltedge that one Mukesh Gada and Arun Ranwade who were  not even remotely connected with our society had grabbed two plots from our society with fabricated and bogus  Power of Attorney. Even registration authorities registered documents without looking into the authenticity of IT. Then I lodged the complaint with IGR. IGR subsequently lodged  a police complaint. But the sub-registrar who knowingly registered this documents is safe, nothing has been done against him.

Then revenue authorities also changed the mutation entries according to the document registered with the IGR. Actually such document is not the certificate of ownership of the property. The revenue authorities are bound to take adequate precaution while changing the mutation entries. The revenue officer has to summon earlier owner and also visit the property before changing mutation entries. But who care about the rules , when corruption comes in to the picture.

I have complained about irregularities done while changing mutation entries of my society's plot to revenue authority's in February 2016. however they have not taken cognizance of it. They might be waiting for the thing to happen again , that happened while changing mutation entries fraudulently.

Since last many months I am asking for some documents of the property adjacent to our society . Municipal  authorities are not able to provide it. Actually time being I don't have any objection about that  property, but since they are using our society's internal road I just want to know the fact. But property owner being relative of highly influential political person municipal authorities are not revealing anything. Now I have filed an RTI. let us see what happens.

Our society is very old society .I don't know why but the  residents of this society are scared of anybody who is uniform, even the postman. I have purchased a flat here some 8-10 years back. Initially I was not aware of the gravity of the  situation, however when I started to get knowledge of the facts I was shocked. Each and everybody who was connected to the society or knew about its residents behavior tried to loot it. And this is not about my society only . This is happening in all parts of pune city.

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Saturday, June 4, 2016

Khadse exits, But his problems doesn't

Revenue Minister may have resigned but his problems haven't. The new revelation by Times of India ( ToI) confirms revenue ministers khadse's conflict of Interest and disloyalty to The government in Pune land scam case.As per ToI MIDC had never acquired the  land khadse's kin have purchased.The rival arguments have been advanced by various authorities . However in any case whether MIDC had acquired the land or not khadse's worries have increased .

Even if we admit that the piece of land had not  been acquired by the MIDC,  Ukani ( The original owner of the land) has a valid title on it and MIDC has to start acquisition proceeding afresh. This situation brings more trouble for khadse. Because in this case his role becomes more important , because he is the final authority  start or drop the acquisition proceedings.

In the case of fresh acquisition process,  the land owner will get compensation as per new land acquisition act.That amounts to around 100crore rupees . This amount will not go to original owner  Ukani ,  but will go to khadse's kins. The original owner has got only 3.75 crore rupees. Is there any business that gives 20 times returns of the amount invested. That is possible only if you are relative of  the minister in any part of India .


As per ToI , The acquisition and the compensation award papers of the plot in Bhosari purchased by revenue minister Eknath Khadse's family members are “not available“ with the revenue department. Interesting isn't it?. 

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Friday, June 3, 2016

Pune Land Scam May End Enknath Khadse's Political Career

If handled properly, the Pune land scam may put an end to revenue minister Eknath Khadse's political career .The way skeletons of this scam are tumbling out of governments cupboard , it appears that khadse has violated the oath of office and secrecy and is guilty of  disloyalty to the government and conflict of interest.


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Violation oath of office and secrecy
All  ministers while taking the office of oath solemnly affirm allegiance to the Constitution of India , faithful and conscientious discharge  duties as a Minister and to do right to all people in accordance with the Constitution and the law without fear or favor, affection or ill-will.

They also affirm that they  will not directly or indirectly communicate or reveal to any person or persons any matter which shall be brought under their  consideration or shall become known to them ,except as may be required for the due discharge of  duties as such Minister

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Khadse has violated both the oaths , He  was always  allegiant to his family only  and not  to  the constitution of India. He didn't discharge his duties faithfully ,he always favored  family only.  Be it chairpersonship of Mahanand dairy an apex federation of district and taluka milk unions , or be it his daughter in laws Membership to the house of parliament. The consciously saw that his family was being favored  and public money would  go to them  only.  

Khadse's ill-will was prominently established when it was surfaced that he had called a meeting  after  initial payment for the purchase of the three-acre land in Bhosari, Khadse held a meeting where he ordered that the landowner should be compensated as per the enhanced rates under the new Land Act .In this meeting, he kept all the official in dark about his direct involvement in that deal.

Khadse also violated the oath of secrecy . He not only communicated about the land in Bhosari to his family but also saw that  the original owner if at all compensated will get peanuts and the major chunk of the money will go to his family.


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Disloyalty to the government
As guardian of government lands in Maharashtra,  it was  Eknath Khadse's duty to protect the interest of the Government  and not to allow anybody to grab the compensation or land under the garb of sundry excuses. This act itself shows that he was not loyal to the Government. In this case, Khadse was interested in compensation to be given as per new law in 2013 for the land lat has been acquired almost  40 years back. If the government accepts to pay compensation as per new law for the lands that are acquired long back, it will make government insolvent. because there hundred of such cases where land is acquired but nobody has either accepted compensation or even nobody was either aware of  such compensation.

Conflict of interest.
The purchase of 1.61 hectares of land in Bhosari by relatives of Khadse was a clear case of conflict of interest and trading of favours. On face  though it appears that the deal was technically legal but actually it was not legal. The land belongs to MIDC, which issued a notification in 1962 and acquired it after paying compensation to its owner, Abbas Rasulbhai Ukani. After purchasing the land from Ukani, the MIDC has leased out it in smaller plots to various industrial units for 99 years. 

In Itar Adhikar column of this land,  MIDC's name is there . ITAR ADHIKAR (Other rights)on land is an important column to be carefully looked for when identifying the extract. It may consist of several other statutory or general obligations on land such as restriction on land transfer or liabilities on the holder or encumbrances on land or other rights attached to the land. Entries in this column can completely make the transaction invalid if overlooked. But who cares when the deal is related to Revenue Ministers relatives. Khadse's involvement, in this case, was not for the help of Ukani but to grab the benefits of this deal for his own fan family . And that is nothing but a conflict of interest.

All the three things mentioned above make Revenue Minister khadse disqualified under the representation of peoples act. And if it happens , that will be the full stop to his political career.

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