Huge Profiteering for Online RTI Application By The State Government Exposed.

The State Government is charging Rs.5.90/- extra in the name of Portal Fee & Taxes, thereby making profiteering of 59% from common people for each application.

In yet another shocking  incident, the organization has exposed the huge profiteering done by the state of Maharashtra as it is collecting around 59% extra fees than the prescribed fee of Rs.10/- from each applicant of right to information application submitted under Right to Information Act 2005 through its official online portal.

With an objective to achieve the good governance, the State of Maharashtra had launched their official online portal for submission of the right to information application few years earlier. The official link of the website is as follows-
https://rtionline.maharashtra.gov.in/index-e.php
The organization had also published an article about how to file an RTI application through online portal of State of Maharashtra, the link of the article is as follows-
How To File Online RTI Application & First Appeal at State of Maharashtra

The Fees of an RTI Application Fixed at Rs.10/- by the Rules of 2012-
The state government wide their notification in the year 2012 has fixed fee of an RTI application at Rs.10/- & the same can be paid by the applicant through judicial stamp, postal order or through Demand Draft etc. Hence in our opinion, it is illegal to charge in excess than Rs.10/- as fixed by the State Government of Maharashtra itself.

Exposed- Collection of the Excessive and Exorbitant Fees in the Name of Portal Fee and Taxes-
However the right to information applicant who is above the poverty line has to pay Rs.5/- as ‘Portal Fee’ and Rs.0.90/- for the CGST & SGST Taxes on the official website above mentioned. Thus the actual charge for the RTI application submitted through online portal of the State of Maharashtra becomes Rs.15.90/- ( Rs.10/- already charged as per the Rules of 2012+ Rs.5.90/- as Portal Fee & Taxes) which is violation of the rules made by the State of Maharashtra itself.

Huge Profiteering for Online RTI Application By The State Government Exposed.
Huge Profiteering for Online RTI Application By Collection of Excess Fees of Rs.5.90/- as Portal Fees & Taxes Exposed

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Analysis of the exorbitant fees by charged by the state government-
We decided to analyse the actual probable cost for running the whole portal. However in spite of that, it is clear that the state government has been charging exorbitant fees for the online RTI application as the website is not a separate mechanism but only an ‘application forwarding platform’ of the RTI applications to the concerned departments.

Any beginner software developer would explain that the once the email ids and mechanism software is installed to forward the RTI applications received by the applicants, no huge cost is required to run the website thereafter.

The Other Central and State Government Websites Providing  Free Services With The Same Facilities-
It is pertinent to note that very own website of the Chief Minister of the State of Maharashtra to resolve the grievances of the common people through ‘Aaple Sarkar Grievance Redressal Portal’ provides many facilities like submission of applications and grievances, their tracking & time to time updates, appeals to Nodal Officers etc. but no fee is charged from the people at all. Apart from this, even an online right to application portal of the central government charges fee of Rs.10/- only for the RTI application and no additional cost is charged from the common people.
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Huge Profiteering by the State Government by Charging 59% Extra Fees for an RTI Application-
As above mentioned it is clear that the state government is making huge profit from the RTI applicants and the same can be explained with simple mathematics too, e.g-
If it is assumed that in one year 10 lac people filed RTI applications each which would mean that the state government a has charged Rs.10+Rs.5.90 from each RTI application, & thus the government –
1) Has charged excessive amount of Rs.59,00,000/- from the common people in addition to-
2)  The collection of Rupees 1 crore  i.e. Rs/-10 from ten lac RTI applicants!

It is also clear that the maintenance cost of the website must be very negligible compared to such huge income and profiteering which is being done over the years. The organization shall take appropriate legal action against such huge profiteering soon.

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4) How to get Central & State government’s Acts & Rules at One Place
5) How to Check CBSE Affiliation of the School
6) Getting Self Declaration & Audit Statement of School Under RTE Act 2009
7) Case laws & Legal Provisions against Child Harassment
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15) Information Commissioner slaps fine under RTI Act 2005 to Education Ministry
16) The Government blocks Child Rights Panel Functioning With Pre-planned Conspiracy
17) Haryana Education Department Directed to Pay Rs.4000/- Compensation under RTI Act 2005

Mental Harassment to Misguide the Parents About CBSE Status- Ex Principal Alleges

The Ex principal alleges that the she was compelled to make bogus statement about the CBSE affiliation of the school to the parents & was harassed mentally.

In yet another shocking development in ongoing tussle between parents and the school management of Saraswati Mandir School of Mahim, the ex principal of the school management has made shocking revelation against the school management that she was allegedly harassed by the school management to lie about the Central Board of Secondary Education’s (CBSE) affiliation status to the parents.

The ex principal has stated that the school has no CBSE affiliation since past many years and yet the school management has been informing the parents that it has been affiliated to CBSE fraudulently. She has further informed that the school management has recently transferred 8th standard students who cleared the recent examination to the Shirodkar School as the Saraswati Mandir School does not have the CBSE affiliation since past many years.

Apart from that at the ex principal has further alleged that she was not given even the appointment letter for the post of principal and was mentally harassed by the management to misguide the parents about the the CBSE affiliation of the school.
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The organisation has been helping the parents of the Saraswati Mandir English Medium School legally and has provided all the legal assistance to the parents before the courts & commissions earlier. The Maharashtra State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (MSCPCR) accordingly had found the principal of the school management guilty of inflicting mental harassment upon the children for want of illegal fees & had directed education department to take the appropriate legal action against the principal, who was removed from the school management subsequently. The news related to our this success was published in Sakal Times as follows.

Saraswati Mandir School Principal Dismissed- Courtesy Sakal Times
Saraswati Mandir School Principal Dismissed- Courtesy Sakal Times

Our earlier articles published on this issue-
Saraswati Mandir School Removes ‘CBSE’ Board from the Premises
Infuriated Saraswati Mandir School Bans Rubella Vaccination of Twin Students
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As at present the matter is sub judice before the Bombay Court and Maharashtra State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (MSCPCR) hence we are avoiding to make any further comments on this issue, but the revelation made by the ex principal as above mentioned makes it clear that the school management will soon have to swallow the bad pill.

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4) How to get Central & State government’s Acts & Rules at One Place
5) How to Check CBSE Affiliation of the School
6) Getting Self Declaration & Audit Statement of School Under RTE Act 2009
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14) Address of Police Complaints Authority of Maharashtra, Pune & Navi Mumbai
15) Information Commissioner slaps fine under RTI Act 2005 to Education Ministry
16) The Government blocks Child Rights Panel Functioning With Pre-planned Conspiracy
17) Haryana Education Department Directed to Pay Rs.4000/- Compensation under RTI Act 2005

Right to Unlimited Votes? Ink on Fingers Disappears Post Normal Wash in Pune

Right to Unlimited Votes? Ink on Fingers Disappears Post Normal Wash in Pune

While whole country is still facing the debates over the credibility of the EVM (Electronic Voting Machine), the problem of many defects in electoral system of the country seems unending. In yet another shocking incident, a lawyer from Pune has revealed that the ink applied on the fingers after casting a vote was disappeared within an hour after moderate wash with Lifeboy Soap.

Explaining this issue Adv.Ronak Vankalas said ‘I went to the polling booth in Kothrud area of Pune bearing booth number 127, after i cast my vote i returned home and washed my hands. I observed that the ink got substantially washed away in normal wash itself. Thereafter with moderate wash the ink got totally disappeared. This is very shocking incident and anti social elements may take advantage of this & go for bogus or repeated voting.’

Right to Unlimited Votes? Ink on Fingers Disappears Post Normal Wash in Pune
Right to Unlimited Votes? Ink on Fingers Disappears Post Normal Wash in Pune

Such incidents further prove the falseness of assurances time to time given by the election Commission of India which assures that the ink once applied is ‘non removable instantly’.

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4) How to get Central & State government’s Acts & Rules at One Place
5) How to Check CBSE Affiliation of the School
6) Getting Self Declaration & Audit Statement of School Under RTE Act 2009
7) Case laws & Legal Provisions against Child Harassment
8) TRAI Remedy to Stop, Ban & Punish the Promotional Telemarketing Caller within 9 days
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12) Implement G.R. banning Compulsion of Stationeries by Schools-Bombay High Court
13) Maharashtra State Commission for Women- Complaint Mechanism, Powers & Address
14) Address of Police Complaints Authority of Maharashtra, Pune & Navi Mumbai
15) Information Commissioner slaps fine under RTI Act 2005 to Education Ministry
16) The Government blocks Child Rights Panel Functioning With Pre-planned Conspiracy
17) Haryana Education Department Directed to Pay Rs.4000/- Compensation under RTI Act 2005

Rule for disciplinary action against officers of Municipal Corporation & Zilla Parishad

Rule for disciplinary action against officers of Municipal Corporation & Zilla Parishad

The people are aware about the traditional ignorance of the education officers related to the Municipal Corporations and Zilla Parishad to implement various statutory provisions under The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act 2009 (RTE Act 2009).  However people fail to get justice or teach a permanent lesson to such errant officers  for want of ignorance of existing rules and regulations.

One of such rules to check the inefficiency of the education officers related to Municipal Corporations and Zilla Parishad has already been enacted in state of Maharashtra in the year March 2015 itself. The rule above mentioned clearly makes a provision that the final report about the irregularities and and non performance of statutory duties by the officers of the Municipal Corporations and Zilla Parishad must be filed before the state government within 2 months.

Not only the March 2015 rule above mentioned makes it mandatory that the final report about the non performance of official duties by the officers of the Zilla Parishad and Municipal Corporation should be submitted to the state government within 2 months but also it makes provision that if the concerned competent authority fails to to submit the report as per the provisions of rules above mentioned, they shall be held responsible for all the consequences arising out of any future legal proceedings too.

Also if people act as per the provisions under the rules of March 2015 above mentioned and take cautious approach, then they can get the final report for the appropriate action against the misconduct or non performance of the statutory binding duties of the concerned Municipal Corporation as well as Zilla Parishad officer within 2 months only.
The Marathi (English not available) copy of the 7th March 2015 rules above mentioned can be viewed and downloaded through the link given below-
Rule Related to Disciplinary Action Against Officers of Municipal Corporation & Zilla Parishad Dtd.07.03.2015

The salient features of the rules of the School Education and Sports Department of State of Maharashtra Dtd.07.03.2015 are as follows-
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Generally in state of Maharashtra the action against the public servant is taken under The Maharashtra Civil Services (Discipline and Appeal) Rules 1979.  However the above mentioned rule has been enacted to expedite inquiry as well as action against the guilty public officers of the Municipal Corporation & Zilla Parishad who fail to discharge their duties under the Right of children to Free and Compulsory Education Act 2009 (RTE Act 2009).

2) The rule declares the local authorities as a competent authority and if the competent authority gets the permission from the Education Commissioner of State of Maharashtra, then the local authority can forward the final report to the Education Commissioner for appropriate legal action against the guilty officer.

3) The important part of this rule is that the competent authority which decides to take appropriate disciplinary action against the concerned public officer has to submit the proposal to the education commissioner of state of Maharashtra under ‘List A’ and and if the same proposal is accepted by the Education Commissioner of State of Maharashtra, then the competent authority has to submit the Final Report of the misconduct and illegality committed by the concerned officer within 2 months.

4) Most important part many readers must have understood after reading the rules above mentioned is that in most of the cases the senior officers only issue the show Cause Notice to the officers against whom the citizens make complaint with relevant evidences, however as per the rules of 2015 above mentioned the competent authority has to take the permission of the Education Commissioner of the State of Maharashtra first and also submit the report not under the general format but under the ‘Lists A & B’ subsequently as explained in the rules above mentioned

5) The general people hence must keep this fact in their mind very clear that-
If the steps of permission for disciplinary action from the Education Commissioner of State of Maharashtra & subsequently the report under ‘List A’ is not submitted by the competent authority to the Education Commissioner of State of Maharashtra then there shall not be initiation of any disciplinary action against the concerned officer against whom such a complaint has been made and inquiry is conducted respectively.
In such circumstances the concerned competent authority or the department shall be held responsible for all the legal consequences for not submitting the report related to the misconduct or the illegality committed by the concerned education officer as per the Lists A & B with prior permission.

6) Education Commissioner after receipt of final report against the concerned officer by the competent authority under ‘Lists A & B’ for the initiation of disciplinary action, if required, shall make necessary changes within 10 days and submit the final proposal for the appropriate action to the state government.

7) The ‘Class A’ and ‘Class B’ officers have also been declared competent to take the action against the ‘Class C’ and ‘Class D’ officers provided that they get the the necessary permission from their senior competent authorities.

In nutshell, the common people should insist on forwarding the proposal to the Education Commissioner of State of Maharashtra mentioned under ‘Lists A & B’ under the rule of 7th March 2015 above mentioned and they should oppose merely issuance of general notice by the senior officers to their subordinate officers for their misconduct,  because the rules above mentioned clearly state that if the the reports are not sent under Lists A &B with prior permission of Commissioner of Education, then no action shall be taken against the officer against whom the citizen has made the complaint.

If the competent authorities do not pay attention to the demand of the common people to to forward the report under Lists A & B of the rules above mentioned, then the people should not waste anytime thereafter and immediately file a complaint before the courts or commissions like Maharashtra State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (MSCPCR), Lokayukt,  Human Rights Commission etc.

We have published the articles for the common people who for inevitable reasons cannot hire the lawyers and want to fight in person before various courts and commissions. The link of the article is as follows-
How to File Complaint at Authorities, Courts & Commissions Without Lawyer
We have also published single page where all the important links of articles related to legal awareness for common people are posted time to time as follows-
English Legal Awareness Articles For Common Man against Corrupt System

Please don’t forget to like, share this article & also join our movement against the corrupt system on Twitter & Facebook Pages as below
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-Adv.Siddharthshankar Sharma
Founder President-Bharatiya Krantikari Sangathan

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2) Legal Remedy & Complaints Against Police- State Police Complaint Authority
3) Case Laws against Illegal Fee Hike, Child Harassment & Expulsion by the Schools
4) How to get Central & State government’s Acts & Rules at One Place
5) How to Check CBSE Affiliation of the School
6) Getting Self Declaration & Audit Statement of School Under RTE Act 2009
7) Case laws & Legal Provisions against Child Harassment
8) TRAI Remedy to Stop, Ban & Punish the Promotional Telemarketing Caller within 9 days
9) The Electricity Act 2003- 15 Days Prior Written Notice Must for disconnecting Electricity
10) The Electricity Act 2003- Remedy against Wrong & Excessive Electricity Bills
11) How To File Online RTI Application & First Appeal at State of Maharashtra
12) The Maharashtra Public Records Act 2005-Important Provisions
13) Implement G.R. banning Compulsion of Stationeries by Schools-Bombay High Court
14) Maharashtra State Commission for Women- Complaint Mechanism, Powers & Address
15) Address of Police Complaints Authority of Maharashtra, Pune & Navi Mumbai
16) Information Commissioner slaps fine under RTI Act 2005 to Education Ministry
17) The Government blocks Child Rights Panel Functioning With Pre-planned Conspiracy
18) Haryana Education Department Directed to Pay Rs.4000/- Compensation under RTI Act 2005

Disclaimer- None of the authors, contributors, administrators, or anyone else connected with this website, in any way whatsoever, can be responsible for your use of the information contained in or linked from these web pages. The visitors are advised to take the opinion of their learned counsels before proceeding & relying upon the information above given before approaching any authority, court or commissions.

 

 

How To File Online RTI Application & First Appeal at State of Maharashtra

How To File Online RTI Application & First Appeal at State of Maharashtra

Many people find it difficult to submit an RTI application under the The Right to Information Act 2005 at various government offices physically owing to their busy schedule or other inevitable reasons. Not only urban people find it difficult to pursue the technical formalities but also the people at large at rural levels are also affected as the First Appellate Authority or even the offices of the Public Information Officers are located at Taluka or even district levels. However using the online portal of State of Maharashtra people can file RTI application online & even the first appeal also.

Many people waste their energy on social media for political debates or arguments, however using this online portal people can ask information related to implementation of the schemes for women and children, illegalities & unjust activities faced by them & most importantly about their grievances made to the public authorities time to time simply sitting at home.

The organization makes an appeal to people to file RTI applications for the action taken against the corruption related news published in reputed newspapers. We believe it is the most effective strategy against the corruption as the government fears the rejection of the information would lead the concerned media agency to further pursue the matter with people’s actual participation.

As above mentioned, the people of Maharashtra can file the online RTI applications under the Right to Information Act 2005 by visiting the following website-
https://rtionline.maharashtra.gov.in/index-e.php
After clicking the above mentioned link the following website homepage shall be opened-

How To File Online RTI Application & First Appeal at State of Maharashtra
How To File Online RTI Application & First Appeal at State of Maharashtra

After opening of the page above displayed, click on ‘Submit Request’ (Red Highlighted Circle) button for filing an RTI application. Thereafter following page shall be displayed-

How To File Online RTI Application & First Appeal at State of Maharashtra
How To File Online RTI Application & First Appeal at State of Maharashtra

As above displayed it would display the complete procedure & guidelines to file an RTI Application, at the bottom of the page after checking the tick mark option ‘I have read and understood the above guidelines’ & clicking the ‘Submit’ button thereafter the form to submit an RTI application shall be opened.

The applicant has to enter the details like, name, address with pin code, educational qualification, landline or mobile number, nationality, whether applicant is below poverty line (BPL) or not etc. The applicant if seeks the information based upon any document or complaint, he can upload the scanned file of the same with up to maximum size of 1MB in (PDF format only).

After filling all the necessary information, the applicant shall be taken to the payment page where he can pay the requisite fees & submit his RTI application. The applicant shall also receive the acknowledgement on their mobile number, email address in addition to PDF acknowledgement if the applicant desires so.

We make clear that we are aware of the act that the state government has deliberately with malafide intentions has not provided the sufficient resources & manpower to such information commissions so that the people get frustrated with usual delays which takes place till the final hearing.  However if people use such online portals which saves their two major important steps, may result in infliction of fine of Rs.25000/- upon the errant officer and also can help the people belonging to rural area.

Please don’t forget to like, share this article & also join our movement against the corrupt system on Twitter & Facebook Pages as below
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-Adv.Siddharthshankar Sharma
Founder President-Bharatiya Krantikari Sangathan


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1) How to File Case Without Lawyer or In Person with Sample Draft
2) Legal Remedy & Complaints Against Police- State Police Complaint Authority
3) Case Laws against Illegal Fee Hike, Child Harassment & Expulsion by the Schools
4) How to get Central & State government’s Acts & Rules at One Place
5) How to Check CBSE Affiliation of the School
6) Getting Self Declaration & Audit Statement of School Under RTE Act 2009
7) Case laws & Legal Provisions against Child Harassment
8) TRAI Remedy to Stop, Ban & Punish the Promotional Telemarketing Caller within 9 days
9) The Electricity Act 2003- 15 Days Prior Written Notice Must for disconnecting Electricity
10) The Electricity Act 2003- Remedy against Wrong & Excessive Electricity Bills
11) The Maharashtra Public Records Act 2005-Important Provisions
12) Implement G.R. banning Compulsion of Stationeries by Schools-Bombay High Court
13) Maharashtra State Commission for Women- Complaint Mechanism, Powers & Address
14) Address of Police Complaints Authority of Maharashtra, Pune & Navi Mumbai
15) Information Commissioner slaps fine under RTI Act 2005 to Education Ministry
16) The Government blocks Child Rights Panel Functioning With Pre-planned Conspiracy
17) Haryana Education Department Directed to Pay Rs.4000/- Compensation under RTI Act 2005

Disclaimer- None of the authors, contributors, administrators, or anyone else connected with this website, in any way whatsoever, can be responsible for your use of the information contained in or linked from these web pages. The visitors are advised to take the opinion of their learned counsels before proceeding & relying upon the information above given before approaching any authority, court or commissions.

Amanora School Agrees to Readmit Expelled Children Post Under Protest Payment

Amanora School Agrees to Readmit Expelled Children Post Under Protest Payment

The parents of expelled children of the Amanora school (Hadapsar, Pune) have got some relief from the education department as the school management as per the Education Officer’s letter Dtd.30.03.2019 has agreed to readmit the expelled children over non payment of fees issue post under protest payment from the parents further subject to future adjudication of the issue by District Court in this matter.
Read Details of Expulsion Issue- Defying Education Minister’s Instructions, Amanora School Expels Hundreds of Students

Explaining the issue, Me.Dheeraj Gedam said that, ‘After the arbitrary expulsion of around more than 450 children, we launched peaceful protests at the office of the education department. As per the education department’s report, the school management has committed the gross violations of the Maharashtra Educational Institutions Regulation of Fee Act 2011 & The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act 2009. The school management wanted us to pay around Rs.75000/- & Rs.85000/- for the two academic years on the contrary we wanted to pay Rs.49950/- for both the academic years respectively.’

‘Finally instead of total default and for the purpose of the school management to meet the administrative and other expenses, we decided to pay the Rs.49950/- under protest for each academic year and would pay the balance amount only after the adjudication of the disputed fee by the competent court. The school management has assured the readmission of the children after the payment of mutually agreed fees.’ Added Mr.Gedam.

The another parent on condition of anonymity said, ‘The school shall be reopened on 8th April 2019. We believe that the school management would abide by its commitment and would cancel expulsion and readmit the expelled children as assured before th education department, failure to do so shall not only result the appropriate civil and criminal proceedings against the school management but we would initiate the same against the officials of the education department also.’

The organization has received the copy of the letter of the Education Officer as follows-Untitled-2

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1) How to File Case Without Lawyer or In Person with Sample Draft
2) Legal Remedy & Complaints Against Police- State Police Complaint Authority
3) Case Laws against Illegal Fee Hike, Child Harassment & Expulsion by the Schools
4) How to get Central & State government’s Acts & Rules at One Place
5) How to Check CBSE Affiliation of the School
6) Getting Self Declaration & Audit Statement of School Under RTE Act 2009
7) Case laws & Legal Provisions against Child Harassment
8) TRAI Remedy to Stop, Ban & Punish the Promotional Telemarketing Caller within 9 days

9) The Electricity Act 2003- 15 Days Prior Written Notice Must for disconnecting Electricity
10) The Maharashtra Public Records Act 2005-Important Provisions
11) Implement G.R. banning Compulsion of Stationeries by Schools-Bombay High Court

12) Maharashtra State Commission for Women- Complaint Mechanism, Powers & Address
13) Address of Police Complaints Authority of Maharashtra, Pune & Navi Mumbai

14) Information Commissioner slaps fine under RTI Act 2005 to Education Ministry
15) The Government blocks Child Rights Panel Functioning With Pre-planned Conspiracy
16) Haryana Education Department Directed to Pay Rs.4000/- Compensation under RTI Act 2005

Defying Education Minister’s Instructions, Amanora School Expels Hundreds of Students

The student’s leaving certificates are issued unilaterally by the school management over non payment of the illegal fees, allege parents.

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In yet another shocking incident, Amanora school (Hadapsar, Pune) administration has expelled hundreds of students over dispute of payment of fee issue with the parents. The leaving certificates of students have been sent through postal mode to hundred of parents of the school. The more shocking fact is that the parents today were present before the Education Minister Mr.Vinod Tawde’s office to get the update about his assured action taken report against the school management and at the same time they were informed about the issuance of leaving certificates without any demand from the parents.

Explaining about the issue, Mr.Dheeraj Gedam said, ‘We have been raising the issues against illegalities committed by the school management in fixing the fees of previous academic years. The education department has also confirmed the illegalities committed by the school management in their various reports & even the proposal of the cancellation of the No Objection Certificate (NOC) has been submitted to the higher authorities since past many months. In spite of these facts the education department mere has remained mute spectator thereafter and hence the school management has taken benefit of their indifference time to time’.

‘Accordingly we recently met Education Minister Mr.Vinod Tawde at the Mantralay on 1st of March 2019. Even the representatives of the school management were present in the meeting. Accordingly Mr.Tawde had assured us that he would soon issue the appropriate direction for the fixation of the fees as the same was declared illegal by the education department itself. He also had instructed the school management not to harass or expel the children at any cost over the fee dispute. Hence today we visited his office to ask about the development about the action taken report assured by him and shockingly at the same time we came to know the fact that the school management has expelled our children and issued the leaving certificates without our demand.’ Added Mr.Gedam.

The facts we have observed after examining the documents provided by the parents are as follows-
The education department has confirmed in their various reports that the school management has violated the provisions of the Maharashtra Educational Institutions  Regulation of  Fee Act 2011 in fixation of the fees and hence recommendations for strong actions against the school management have been made.

Also the school has been found guilty of violating the provisions of the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009 and hence action under S.18 is also recommended against the school management.

Must Read-Legal Awareness Articles for Common Man as follows-
1) How to File Case Without Lawyer or In Person with Sample Draft
2) Legal Remedy & Complaints Against Police- State Police Complaint Authority
3) Case Laws against Illegal Fee Hike, Child Harassment & Expulsion by the Schools
4) How to get Central & State government’s Acts & Rules at One Place
5) How to Check CBSE Affiliation of the School
6) Getting Self Declaration & Audit Statement of School Under RTE Act 2009
7) Case laws & Legal Provisions against Child Harassment
8) TRAI Remedy to Stop, Ban & Punish the Promotional Telemarketing Caller within 9 days
9) The Electricity Act 2003- 15 Days Prior Written Notice Must for disconnecting Electricity
10) The Maharashtra Public Records Act 2005-Important Provisions
11) Implement G.R. banning Compulsion of Stationeries by Schools-Bombay High Court
12) Maharashtra State Commission for Women- Complaint Mechanism, Powers & Address
13) Address of Police Complaints Authority of Maharashtra, Pune & Navi Mumbai
14) Information Commissioner slaps fine under RTI Act 2005 to Education Ministry
15) The Government blocks Child Rights Panel Functioning With Pre-planned Conspiracy
16) Haryana Education Department Directed to Pay Rs.4000/- Compensation under RTI Act 2005

MSEB Rectifies Wrong Electricity Bill Of Rs.14110 to Rs.310/- Fearing Legal Action

A senior citizen has taught a lesson to electricity board which rectified the wrongful and excessive electricity bill fearing civil & criminal action.

Using the legal awareness articles published by our organization related to electricity laws especially to consumer rights under The Electricity Act 2003, a senior citizen from remote village of Konkan area of State of Maharashtra has taught an errant Maharashtra State Electricity Board a lesson and successfully compelled them to immediately rectify the wrongful and excessive electricity bill of Rs.14100 to as low as Rs.310/-.

With our past experience and aim to provide legal awareness and proper strategy to common man to fight against corrupt system, we have been publishing legal awareness articles earlier, the links of few important articles are also given below this article. Out of these articles, the articles related to consumer rights under electricity laws published recently are as follows-
The Electricity Act 2003- Remedy against Wrong & Excessive Electricity Bills
The Electricity Act 2003- 15 Days Prior Written Notice Must for disconnecting Electricity

Explaining the issue, Mr.Gurunath Bandwalkar a resident of Dabholi Village in Konkan region of Maharashtra said, ‘I used to get average electricity bills around Rs.200/- for my home usages since past many months. In the current month also i expected it would be the same as there was not any extra electricity usage than average, however i was shocked to see the electricity bill amount at Rs.14100/- for current one month’s usage only. I visited the local Maharashtra State Electricity Board’s (MSEB) office where i got rude replies in addition to the warning to pay the bills immediately to avoid disconnection which caused me tremendous mental harassment’.

‘Accordingly i contacted my colleague and Mumbai based social activist Mr.Prasad Tulaskar who informed me about the ongoing legal awareness articles about electricity laws by Bharatiya Krantikari Sangathan. Thereafter i again went to office of the MSEB and explained S.56 of the Electricity Act which allows to pay the preceding 6 month’s average bill under protest to consumer in case of dispute and also warned them of criminal prosecution in case of disconnection for such wrongful bill. The officer in charge immediately rectified my electricity bill from Rs.14110/- to Rs.310’ Added Mr.Bandwalkar.

MSEB Rectifies Wrong Electricity Bill Of Rs.14110 to Rs.310/- Fearing Legal Action
MSEB Rectifies Wrong Electricity Bill Of Rs.14110 to Rs.310/- Fearing Legal Action

We have yet again proved the fact that if the common people of the country are provided legal awareness & well planned strategy, they are enough courageous to teach the corrupt system a permanent lesson. If this can happen like in present case in the remote village like Dabholi of Konkan region of Maharashtra, same can be achieved at other regions of the country too. It further gives us immense pleasure as the hard worked legal awareness articles have come useful for common people to fight against the corrupt system.

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Must Read-Legal Awareness Articles for Common Man as follows-

1) How to File Case Without Lawyer or In Person with Sample Draft
2) Legal Remedy & Complaints Against Police- State Police Complaint Authority
3) Case Laws against Illegal Fee Hike, Child Harassment & Expulsion by the Schools
4) How to get Central & State government’s Acts & Rules at One Place
5) How to Check CBSE Affiliation of the School
6) Getting Self Declaration & Audit Statement of School Under RTE Act 2009
7) Case laws & Legal Provisions against Child Harassment
8) TRAI Remedy to Stop, Ban & Punish the Promotional Telemarketing Caller within 9 days
9) The Electricity Act 2003- 15 Days Prior Written Notice Must for disconnecting Electricity
10) The Maharashtra Public Records Act 2005-Important Provisions
11) Implement G.R. banning Compulsion of Stationeries by Schools-Bombay High Court
12) Maharashtra State Commission for Women- Complaint Mechanism, Powers & Address
13) Address of Police Complaints Authority of Maharashtra, Pune & Navi Mumbai
14) Information Commissioner slaps fine under RTI Act 2005 to Education Ministry
15) The Government blocks Child Rights Panel Functioning With Pre-planned Conspiracy
16) Haryana Education Department Directed to Pay Rs.4000/- Compensation under RTI Act 2005

Address of Police Complaints Authority of Maharashtra, Pune & Navi Mumbai

Address of Police Complaints Authority of Maharashtra, Pune & Navi Mumbai.

The organization has already published a detailed article about how after the historic intervention of the Supreme Court of India in the year 2006, all the central as well as state governments were directed to establish the Police Complaints Authority at the district as well as state levels under the chairmanship of the retired district and high court judges respectively.

The link of the article above mentioned is as follows-
Police Complaints Authority- Legal Remedy Against Corrupt & Inefficient Police
Further we have also published the article for the common people to how to file a case in person or without lawyer for inevitable reasons as follows-
How to File Case Without Lawyer or In Person with Sample Draft

As explained in the detailed article above mentioned the failure to comply the direction of the Supreme Court of India of not setting up the Police Complaints Authority is to be construed as the contempt of the court. The State of Maharashtra fearing the contempt proceedings in one of the contempt petition established the Police Complaints Authority at the state level and few other districts of the state. However the it has not established the Police Complaints Authority in other districts yet.

We appeal the people of the state to file complaints and ask the local MLA’s for the failure of the state government in this regard. The organization is also preparing its legal strategy against the willful inactiveness of the state government.

However in the view of the facts above mentioned, we are publishing the present addresses of the Police Complaints Authorities in the State of Maharashtra. We thank Mr.Prasad Tulaskar, social activist from Mumbai for providing us this information.

Address of Police Complaints Authorities- (State of Maharashtra)-

1) Maharashtra State Police Complaints Authority-
Address-
4th Floor, Cooperage Telephone Exchange,
Maharshee Karve Road, Nariman Point, Mumbai- 40021
Email-mahaspca@gmail.com

2) Divisional Police Complaints Authority, Pune Division
Address-
1 St Floor, Anant Heights, Jadhav Nagar,
Next to Nanded City, S.No- 29/219
Sinhagad Road, Pune-411068

3) Divisional Police Complaints Authority, Konkan Division
Address-
Sector 17, Pali Road, Kalamboli Police Headquarters,
Navi Mumbai-410218

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Must Read-Legal Awareness Articles for Common Man as follows-
1) How to File Case Without Lawyer or In Person with Sample Draft
2) Legal Remedy & Complaints Against Police- State Police Complaint Authority
3) Case Laws against Illegal Fee Hike, Child Harassment & Expulsion by the Schools
4) How to get Central & State government’s Acts & Rules at One Place
5) How to Check CBSE Affiliation of the School
6) Getting Self Declaration & Audit Statement of School Under RTE Act 2009
7) Case laws & Legal Provisions against Child Harassment
8) Remedy to Stop & Ban Promotional Telemarketing Caller in 9 days-TRAI Facility7
9) The Electricity Act 2003- 15 Days Prior Written Notice Must for disconnecting Electricity
10) The Maharashtra Public Records Act 2005-Important Provisions
11) Implement G.R. banning Compulsion of Stationeries by Schools-Bombay High Court
12) Information Commissioner slaps fine under RTI Act 2005 to Education Ministry
13) The Government blocks Child Rights Panel Functioning With Pre-planned Conspiracy
14) Haryana Education Department Directed to Pay Rs.4000/- Compensation under RTI Act 2005

Discussion of MLA & Minister for fee act amendment can’t be disclosed without permission-Maharashtra Assembly

Discussion of MLA & Minister for fee act amendment can’t be disclosed without permission-Maharashtra Assembly.

In yet another shocking development detrimental to lacs of parents of Maharashtra, the Maharashtra Assembly has refused to provide the information under the Right to Information ACT 2005 about the discussions, suggestions, proceedings & reply given by the Education Minister Shri.Vinod Tawde for the recent amendments approved before the legislative assembly of Maharashtra Education Institutions Regulation of Fee Act 2011. As explained by the organization earlier the amendments are detrimental to the interests of the parents & are extremely pro school as it requires 25% parents mandatory consent to make complaint against the school, recover interest for late fees etc.

The organization has published detailed articles about how the governments belonging to all the political parties have conspired since past 10 years to help private schools loot the parents and commercialize the education. The links of the articles are as follows-
Amendments to Weaken Fee Regulation Acts in Maharashtra since 2010-18
Amendment to weaken Maharashtra Educational Institutions Regulation of Fee Act 2011.

The education activist Shri.Prasad Tulaskar has again exposed the government under the Right to Information Act 2005. The secretary of the Maharashtra Legislative Secretariat has replied under Right to Information Act 2005 that the details of the proceedings, suggestions, discussions and reply given by the education minister Shri.Vinod Tawde cannot be given without the permission of the chairman of the legislative assembly.

Speaking about the issue, Mr.Prasad Tulaskar said ‘The Right to Information Act 2005 puts no such mandatory permission required for the general information. Instead our constitution heavily relies upon the principle of public participation in the law making process. Had it been information about some national or state security issue, i could have understood such permission, but what government is trying to hide by denying the information about the educational law amendments & its discussions by MLA’S & minister? I firmly believe as such information would expose the black face of the politicians hence they have denied me the same. Obviously i would be filing the appeal and other necessary proceedings against such arbitrary and reckless act by the government’.

The copy of the RTI application & reply received by Mr.Tulaskar from the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly Secretariat is as follows-

Discussion of MLA & Minister for fee act amendment can't be disclosed without permission-Maharashtra Assembly
Mr.Tulaskar’s RTI Application for discussions, suggestions, proceedings & reply given by the Education Minister Shri.Vinod Tawade.
Discussion of MLA & Minister for fee act amendment can't be disclosed without permission-Maharashtra Assembly
Discussion of MLA & Minister for fee act amendment can’t be disclosed without permission-Maharashtra Assembly

The organization would be providing all the legal assistance to Mr.Prasad Tulaskar in this matter.

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Must Read-Legal Awareness Articles for Common Man as follows-
1) How to File Case Without Lawyer or In Person with Sample Draft
2) Legal Remedy & Complaints Against Police- State Police Complaint Authority
3) Case Laws against Illegal Fee Hike, Child Harassment & Expulsion by the Schools
4) How to get Central & State government’s Acts & Rules at One Place
5) How to Check CBSE Affiliation of the School
6) Getting Self Declaration & Audit Statement of School Under RTE Act 2009
7) Case laws & Legal Provisions against Child Harassment
8) Remedy to Stop & Ban Promotional Telemarketing Caller in 9 days-TRAI Facility7
9) The Electricity Act 2003- 15 Days Prior Written Notice Must for disconnecting Electricity
10) The Maharashtra Public Records Act 2005-Important Provisions
11) Implement G.R. banning Compulsion of Stationeries by Schools-Bombay High Court
12) Information Commissioner slaps fine under RTI Act 2005 to Education Ministry
13) The Government blocks Child Rights Panel Functioning With Pre-planned Conspiracy
14) Haryana Education Department Directed to Pay Rs.4000/- Compensation under RTI Act 2005
15) Supreme Court-Question of Parent Teacher Committee’s Right to Approach DFRC Open