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Wednesday, April 29, 2009


M K Gupta

Mr. Jagdish Mukhi has said that he will solve the water problem of the area in a year even if the U.P. or Haryana do not release more water by bringing down the water loss down to 10% from the existing 55%. He was speaking at the public meeting on 29.4.09 as Som Vihar Apptt at Sector 6, Dwarka.

He alleged of a scam of crores of rupees in the privatization of electricity. He said that this has been confirmed by the C&AG and the CAG of Delhi has also confirmed this. Mr. Mukhi demanded a CBI inquiry into the scam and said that because of this, the Delhi govt. is unable to check the distcoms which are terrorizing the residents by conducting raids on one pretext or the other. On the contrary, the Delhi Govt has provided the CISF as a special task force to these companies. The electric meters are also running fast up to 250 per cent. And informed that after coming to power at the Centre, Govt. will review the conditions of privatization. He also criticized the present govt for the rise in prices and unemployment. He said that as a Finance Minister of Delhi, he ordered the stoppage the lotteries in Delhi despite the threats from the lottery Mafia. After getting elected, he will ensure that consumption of wine is not increased by taking desirous steps.

On this occasion, Mr. Rajesh Gehlot, Councilloer said that he is trying for a Community Centre of the increased size of about 2000 sq. meter in every sector of Dwarka. Mr. Gehlot, also a member of DDA informed that the DDA has removed the condition of five year old Association for applying the plot of the temple in Dwarka. Mr. Gehlot stated that the management of water should be transferred to the Delhi Jal Board. He informed that the MCD has employed 134 more workers for the sanitation work and due to this, sanitation problem has improved and now the roads are also being swept.


Ashish Mukherjee
Aikotaan Kalibari O Sewa Samiti celebrated Baisakhi recently at CCRT auditorium. Mr Bijon Ghosh, President of the Samiti in his keynote address explained the activities of Aikotaan, including the recent Free Medical and Blood Donation Camp. He requested everybody to become members of the Samiti and participate in its activities. A quarterly newsletter covering news, events and happenings of Dwarka, stories, guest columns etc. by our own contributors will be released soon, he said.
Being the starting of the Bengali New Year Baisakh and also the month when Rabindranath Tagore was born, it is a month of celebration for all Bengalis. The colorful cultural extravaganza included programs of song, dance and dance drama performed by 112 artistes of Aikotaan – young and old and was witnessed by a full hall audience. There were two song programs directed by Rakhi Majumder Chaki and Munmun Das. Madhurima Gangopadhyay presented a potpourri of dance in ‘Parasmani’ with a troupe of more than 30 kids, including toddlers. Manjari directed her maiden venture ‘When Harry met Sally @’ - a kaleidoscope of traditional and modern Bengali songs and dance fusion. The dance drama ‘Dalia’, based on a story by Rabindranath Tagore was directed by Poulomi and Nivedita Mukherjee. Nandita Nath presented a dance program on seasons called ‘Ritu Ranga’.
The Guests of Honour for the occasion were the sitar maestro Padma Bhushan Pandit Debu Chaudhuri and tabla wizard Sandip Das. ‘Debuda’, as Panditji is popularly called, said that he is amazed to see the small children perform so well. He specially called Ms Madhurima on stage, congratulated her for bringing together so many kids and training them with patience. He expressed extreme happiness at Aikotaan’s efforts in promoting culture and promised to extend all possible help in their future endeavours. Mr Sandip Das, a resident of Dwarka and a Grammy Nominee in the World Music category in 2005 also welcomed Aikotaan’s sustained endeavours to uphold Bengali culture and said on the sidelines that he will continue to extend his help to the Samiti and it’s next program can be a totally classical experience by famous artistes for which he offered to assist. The function also saw two books being released – ‘Mayukh’ and ‘Three Bouquets of Haiku’ written by Mr Debasis Bagchi, a noted scholar and retired senior police officer who also belongs to the Aikotaan family and stays in Dwarka.
Finally, Mr Ashish Ghosh proposed a vote of thanks. In keeping with the tradition, food packets were distributed to all guests along with a complementary bangla calendar.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Religious Discourse on 2nd May 09

With immense pleasure we would like to inform you that a religious Discourse will held on 2nd May 09 Saturday at 7.00 P.M. at B-703, PAARIJAT, Plot No.- 28, Sector - 4, Dwarka. New Delhi - 110 078
Revered Swami Shantatmanandaji Maharaj, Secretary of Ramakrishna Mission, Delhi has very kindly given his consent to conduct religious discourse and guided meditation.
We solicit your humble presence on the auspicious occasion.
In the service of the Lord
For Sri Ramakrishna Sangha
Arun - 09810513818

Monday, April 27, 2009

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Keeping in view for better Dwarka, Dwarka Forum draw the attention of the contestents for MPs to go through the following points.

1. Acute water scarcity in Dwarka in terms of availability & unequal distribution
2. Frequent electricity breakdowns. Poor street lighting
3. Non-existent public transportation between different sectors
4. DTC's poor & infrequent connectivity to West, Central, South Delhi & Gurgaon.
5. Deteriorating Law & Order in Dwarka- Need Police posts in every sector with enough police personnel
6. Poor traffic management. Need traffic lights at more intersections & more traffic policeman.
7. Public Hospitals –Delay in multi-specialty Hospital. No General referral Hospital in Dwarka
8. Authorised Vegetable / Fruit markets in different sectors
9. Regular sweeping of all roads / footpaths. Mechanized Night Sweeping for main roads
10. Proper Parking facility including multi-level near commercial markets
11. Recently, Dwarka Court & DCP-SW offices have become functional in Dwarka. For the convenience of Dwarka residents, offices of South West zone / division of DDA, MCD, RCS, RTO, etc. should be shifted to central Dwarka
12. More Public Convenience outlets should be opened throughout Dwarka sectors
13. Permanent disposal for Construction/Repair Malba in all sectors.
14. Public Library
15. Recreational facilities like Cinema halls / Multiplex. More sports complexes.
16. Multiple Community centres in different sectors
17. Development of Dwarka Delhi Haat and Cofee Home
18. Completion of Bharat Vandana Park
19. Currently, Dwarka citizens & nearby areas are required to vote for 3 MLA's & 2 MP's. Dwarka constituency should be unified & should represent genuine Dwarka citizens.
20. There are Encroachment on Public Land in Dwarka.
21. To maintain unique character of Dwarka Sub City & address its unique problems, Dwarka Municipal Corporation or Dwarka Development Council should be created on the lines of NDMC & DCB.


Thanks & Regards,

Dwarka Forum
Dwarka Parichay Team

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Thursday, April 23, 2009

We are at the End of the Road now there MUST be a Course correction

Promod Chawla
People expectations with Economic slowdown, Youth job losses, uncertainty in placements, farmer suicides, gradual breakdown of Law & Order, specifically reported from UP - Political parties should have corrected course & put up far more competent & able, rather than 'Criminals,' as MP worthy candidates.

This is in fact the desire of Industry too, the real & only producers of Wealth BUT the Political class has turned a Deaf ear & openly gone ahead by giving tickets to criminal candidates. Result: Shoe throwing by persons who comprehend the situation.

All know & recognise today that parties of consequence are now like a club wherein Membership is restricted by coterie regulations & within the Party there is no inner party Democracy. Come & be a party to the loot is today the criteria & litmus test.

GenX, Youth, New Voters, Women as well as industry also know that our Rotten, decayed, corrupt Political system is not amiable nor willing to mend their ways. Also their Body language & expressions state:


The Political class also knows they have a clear Unfair Advantage having cornered Wealth, within the Country as well as kept in Tax Havens & by & large bureaucrats have become a Party to the loot & have no guts or desire to spill the beans.
Add to woes is the deteriorating situation in Pakistan now talibanised & terrorised.
Politicians world over are short sighted & India presently has no statesman.
Not agreeable to stomach & palate above the Bright boys meet at seminars, GenX has reacted by putting up candidates & we all know that Horse Trading will take shameful twists & turns once results are out under the new CEC.

Awakening to realities there will be Confrontation, as well as Course Corrections like never before - this is our assessment.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Only law can make CBI independent of politics

Joginder Singh ji,
( Former Director - CBI )
It is fashionable to criticise the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for any reason, valid or invalid. This is a result of ignorance of the nature, working and constraints faced by the CBI. A fiction seems to have grown around the CBI about it being an independent agency.
The CBI - the Central government's premier investigating agency - was given this name by an executive order on April 1, 1963. Legally, however, it is the Delhi Special Police Establishment which was originally founded in 1941. The Delhi Special Police Establishment Act 1946 confers concurrent and coextensive powers, duties, privileges and liabilities on the members of Delhi Special Police Establishment (CBI) along with police officers of the Union Territories. The CBI cannot investigate or function in any state without the consent of the state government.
In fact, in legal parlance, there is no such thing as the CBI. The matter pertaining to the formation of a CBI Act has been gathering dust for over three decades.
The CBI is not a constitutional institution like the Election Commission or the judiciary. The truth is that catching and punishing criminals involved in CBI cases is the last priority of any government, notwithstanding the proclamation of the high and mighty of zero-toleration for corruption.
Even for these elections, fighting corruption has not been listed in the manifesto of any political party.
The main strength of the CBI is its legal department which critically examines the standards of investigation. It also sees whether the investigation will stand the test of legal scrutiny. While some of its staff are from the CBI cadre, the top people are representatives of the law ministry. These officers see their future with the law ministry and not the CBI.
Apart from this, it is the government and not the CBI which decides who will represent it in the constitutional courts.
Fali Nariman, an eminent jurist, recently said: "In the Tytler drama (and the trauma accompanying it) the more important question is a general one, viz. whether it isn't time that the CBI be made institutionally independent of pressures and pulls from within the government or without. I believe we must have in place an Independent Bureau of Investigation (an IBI). But this can only be by law expressly enacted by Parliament".
A former Chief Justice of India has laid the blame for criminalisation and corruption at the door of the CBI. He has also said that its credibility has suffered and people are frustrated.
The total strength of the CBI is about 5,900 with 25 per cent vacancies at any given time. A staggering 2.92 crore cases remain pending in various courts of the country, according to the government's answer to a Parliament question in 2008. It said that while the subordinate courts are still hearing 2.52 crore cases, 38.82 lakh cases are pending in the high courts. About 48,838 cases were still ongoing in the Supreme Court by the end of August 2008.
Out of the total pending cases in the lower courts, 1.85 crore involve criminal provisions of the law and 6.75 lakh cases are of civil nature.
In Delhi alone there are a total of 1,389 CBI cases pending in courts. Of which the ones pendening in the six courts of special judges total 927. And of these about 171 cases were pending in courts for more than eight years, 51 cases for more than 15 years and 39 cases were pending for more than 20 years. Apart from this, charges have not yet been framed in 119 CBI cases.
About the overall pendency, in 2006 a total number of 6,414 CBI cases were pending trial in the courts, 2,300 were over eight years old and 198 were over 20 years old.
Surely, for the collapse of the criminal justice system, the CBI is not responsible. Despite having the best legal brains and a Permanent Law Commission, successive governments have failed to discharge their fundamental duty of ensuring justice for all. Not only that, no state government has implemented the Supreme Court judgment on police reform, delivered more than two years ago, for the simple reason that it will take away their authority to manipulate the police and its agencies to suit their political requirements. The government has decided to have a separate prosecution department which will have nothing to do with the CBI. The government calls it the Independent Department. But how can it be independent unless a specific law is passed?
It is always possible to have two different and complete opposite opinions in law. Once, while working at a junior level, I wanted legal opinion on a case from a friendly legal officer. Before sending the file to him, I rang him up and asked what his legal view was. He asked me which opinion I wanted, for or against.
There is no doubt that no government wants to lose its control on the CBI or the state police, notwithstanding the fact that "justice for all" is a slogan of all political parties. Anybody who is involved in a CBI or a police case will use all means, both fair and foul, and all possible influence s/he can muster. S/he cannot be hauled for contempt of the CBI. Some, to express their resentment, toss shoes.
I do not say that the CBI has no faults. Like all institutions, it is subject to pulls and pressures. But despite the constraints it has done very well. It is time to strengthen it and that can be done only by giving it independent status. We must remember that many good intentions die because of inaction. If, through carelessness, indolence or selfishness, good intention is not put into effect, we will have lost an opportunity, demoralised ourselves and stolen from the pile of possible good. For in the end we shall be judged, not alone by what we have done, but also by what we could have done.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

An apeal to donate in Welfare schemes

We are happy to inform our devotees and friends that we are about to launch two new welfare schemes for the service of the poor and needy. Swami Vivekananda was of the firm opinion that education is the panacea for all the evils of the society. Hence, he laid so much emphasis on education. As a humble effort towards promoting education, we are starting two new welfare schemes from April, 2009.

We wish to distribute free milk to some school going children and expectant mothers, in all one hundred beneficiaries. Each will be served nearly 200 to 250 milliliters of milk everyday in the evening at our premises. The cost of milk per beneficiary per day works out to nearly Rs. 5/- including sugar, distribution charges, etc. The annual cost would come to Rs. 1,800/- to Rs. 2,000/- per beneficiary. Hence, we are launching an endowment in the name of Holy Mother called “Sarada Milk Endowment”. Those noble-hearted philanthropists who wish to participate in the scheme may donate a sum of Rs. 25,000/- towards this endowment which would take care of one child or expectant mother for all time to come. The amount may be paid in one or more installments depending upon the convenience of the donor. You may sponsor as many beneficiaries as you wish.

We wish to award scholarships to hundred poor and meritorious students studying in classes IX, X, XI and XII. The annual scholarship amount would be Rs. 2,000/- per student. Hence, the annual amount disbursed would be Rs. 2 Lakhs. For this purpose, we wish to create an endowment titled “Sarada Scholarship Endowment”. Those noble philanthropists who wish to participate in this scheme may donate a sum of Rs. 25,000/- which would take care of one scholarship i.e. one student. The amount may be donated in one or more installments depending upon the convenience of the donor. You may institute as many scholarships as you wish.

We have targeted an endowment of Rs. 25,000/- per beneficiary in both the schemes assuming that the rate of interest per annum would be 8% and thus the investment would fetch an income of Rs. 2,000/- per annum.

We invite all noble philanthropists to participate and ensure the success of both the above schemes. You may also contribute partially for the endowments (minimum Rs. 5,000/-)
Yours in service,
Swami Shantatmananda
Secretary , Ramkrishna Mission
For more details please contact: 9810180077

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

The Electronic Voting Machine – An Electronic Marvel

Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) retains all the characteristics of voting by ballot papers, while making polling a lot more expedient. Being fast and absolutely reliable, the EVM saves considerable time, money and manpower. And, of course, helps maintain total voting secrecy without the use of ballot papers. The EVM is 100 per cent tamper proof. And, at the end of the polling, just press a button and there you have the results.

What does an EVM unit comprise of ?
The EVM consists of two units that can be inter-linked. One, a ballot unit which a voter uses to exercise his vote. And the other, a control unit – used by the polling officials.

The Ballot Unit : An electronic ballot box.
A simple voting device, it displays the list of candidates. A facility to incorporate party names and symbols is in-built. All the voter has to do is press the desired switch located next to the name of each candidate. The main advantage is the speed, apart from the simplicity of operation, which requires no training at all. A single ballot unit takes in the names of 16 candidates. And thus, by connecting four ballot units the EVM can accommodate a total of 64 candidates in a single election.

The control Unit : In Total control of the polling
Conduction of polling, display of total votes polled, sealing at the end of the poll, and finally, declaration of results – these are the various accomplishments of just one gadget : the control unit. In total control of the polling, this electronic unit gives you all necessary information at a press of a few buttons. For instance, if you need to know the total number of votes, you just have to press the Total switch. Candidates-wise results can be had only at the end of polling.

Independent & Reliable
The EVM is compact and comes in its reusable carry pack. Further, the EVM works/operates on a battery power source. Making it independent and totally reliable.

Hi-tech Simplicity
To commence polling, the polling officer activates the "Ballot" switch on the control unit. The voter then has to press the button of his choice on the ballot unit. This is followed by a short beep sound, indicating that the vote has been cast. Once again, the polling officer has to press the "Ballot" switch to clear the machine for the next voter to cast his vote.

Super-sensitive circuitry : No invalid votes

Inside the control unit, hidden from you, is an extremely sensitive circuitry that takes care of common election errors or malpractices like vote duplication. For instance, if one were to press two or more buttons simultaneously, then no vote would be cast. Even if there was a micro-second difference in the pressing of the switches, the EVM is sensitive enough to trace and identify the twitch that was press first.

Instant results
Once polling is completed, the election results can be known instantly at the counting station by pressing the '‘Result'’switch. This switch is located in a sealed compartment of the control unit.

Tamper proof design
The EVM is designed to be totally tamper proof. Each EVM comes with a sophisticated programme in assembly language : a software fully seated against outside influence. And the programme is itself fused on to a customised micro processor chip at the manufacturer’s end. This ensures that the program is rendered tamper proof and inaccessible.

Result Printout
Normally, an EVM displays results on the display panel of the control unit. But a printout option is available with the use of a Download Adaptor Unit (DAU). The DAU has to be connected to the control unit and any standard printer. Further, with the help of a modem, the DAU can also enable transmission of voting information to a distant centralised computer.

How To Cast Vote Through Electornic Voting Machine
-Voter will be called by name as usual to put his signature on Voting Register.
-Electoral Officer will put special ink on his finger as usual.
-Electoral Officer will hand over a slip containing voter’s serial number as shown in the Voter Register.
-Voter will hand over the slip to Presiding Officer . He will satisfy himself about the genuineness of the particulars of the voter.
-After all these formalities, voter will be asked to reach at Electronic Voting Machine kept in a corner covered from sides to maintain secrecy of the vote.
-Voting Machine will contain candidates name and symbol against each name. There will be a red light and a blue button. Voter shall have to press the blue button against the candidate of the choice. Red light will appear on the pressing of blue button and sound like whistle will also be heard which will indicate that the ballot has been casted. If red light does not appear voter can press the blue button again.


Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Beware of Pappu's Heavy VOTE

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Monday, April 13, 2009


M. K. Gupta
By one vote, a Govt at the Centre had fallen few years ago, by one vote, English became national language of the USA, by one vote, Adolf Hitler became the ruler of Germany, this was told by Mr. Ashok Chaitanya while telling the importance of one vote and exhorting the Dwarkaites for 100 per cent voting. In a meeting at Dusshera ground, sector 11, Dwarka held on 12 th April, Mr. Chaitnaya, Advocate and member of Mg. Committee of Dwarka Forum said that those whom we consider illiterate are better than us because they understand the value of their votes and therefore, the winning candidate cares for their demand and we get ignorance.

Ex-CBI Chief, Mr. Joginder Singh, said the incompetent leaders are elected only because we the competent voters do not cast their vote. He said that though the maximum voting is no guarantee for electing of good leaders but it ensures that our voice will be heard.

Addressing the gathering, Mr. D.P. Vajpayee of Dwarka Lok Kalyan Manch had gone in to the history of naming the Dwarka constituency, which does not, comprises any sector of Dwarka. He told that this was on the basis of 2001 census when in Dwarka; there were only about nine thousand voters only. Ironically, now the name of this area is Matiala while the position has changed and he will continue to rake up this issue.

Mr. Mukesh Sinha, Mg. Editor of Dwarka City paper, convened the meeting. Other speakers included Mr. M. C. Mathew, Federation of CGHS, Mrs. Cicily Kodiyan, President, Neighborhood Ladies Association and Mr. Sanjay Aggarwal of Khatu Shyam ji Association. They urged to vote and persuade other residents for voting for achieving the target of 100 per cent voting in the interest of fast development of Dwarka Sub city.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Indian Medical Association, dwarka

Dr Amitabh Khanna of Dwarka was elected as astt secretary of prestigious Delhi Medical Association in recently concluded elections. He is founder president of Indian Medical Association Dwarka branch.

Election of working committee of Indian Medical Association, dwarka
Hony Finance Secretary— Dr ANUPAMA KHANNA
Joint Secretary— DR NITIN KAURA
Executive Members- 1. DR PIYUSH RANJAN 2. DR I K KASTURIA

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Only tax amnesty can get money out of Swiss banks

Sh. Joginder Singh ji
(Former Director - C.B.I.)

The Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) prime ministerial candidate L.K. Advani has declared that if his party wins elections, they will bring back all Indian money held in secret bank accounts in tax havens abroad.
The Swiss Banking Association have allegedly stated that Indians had a whopping $1,456 billion in secret accounts. This is more than the balance held by all other nationalities taken together — the Russians have $470 billion, Britons have $390 billion and the Chinese have $96 billion.
Officially there is no government estimate of the black money, neither in India nor abroad. However, all channels of legal inflow and outflow of the money are under the control of the government.
What is stacked outside is black money or tax-evaded income. It is the heart and soul of the underground economy and is also called "No. 2" money. It exists even in rich nations, just like in poor and developing nations, though the amount varies.
It is a matter of record that approximately 80,000 Indians travel to Switzerland every year and nearly 25,000 of them go there frequently. Incidentally, the minimum balance required for opening a Swiss secret account is $10 million, or roughly Rs 50 crores. At the time of quota-permit Raj, as even now, it was common practice to under-invoice exports and over-invoice the imports. The balance was siphoned off, either abroad or used in the country. In India, most of our day-to-day transactions or purchases — ration, diary products, vegetable, purchasing bus or train tickets — are done in cash. India is the 83rd most corrupt country in the world. Bribes have become a part of daily life, even for getting what is due as a matter of a citizen’s right. Bribes are never paid by cheque, only by cash. The bureaucracy, which is called the steel frame of governance, has now become the "steal" frame.
However, under international pressure, mostly from US and other Western nations, Switzerland announced on March 29, 2009, that it would cooperate in international tax investigations. This statement, if implemented, would be a break from Switzerland’s long-standing tradition of protecting wealthy foreigners accused of hiding billions of dollars. Austria and Luxembourg also said they would help.
The problem of black money or stashing it abroad is not unique to India. To tackle this problem, US federal agencies have offered to reduce penalties. They also say that there would be no criminal prosecution provided US account-holders voluntarily come forward to disclose amounts stashed in Swiss banks and pay taxes at reduced rates in the next six months.
USB, Switzerland’s largest private bank, has been forced to divulge details to the US agencies investigating tax frauds and tax evasion. Unlawful money, as we all know, is used for unlawful and unethical activities.
But we should not hasten to jump to any conclusions — we can’t assume that the offer of cooperation by the Swiss government is going to bring all the black money back to India. Our laws and legal system provide a lot of scope to all wrongdoers to cock a snook at the nation. Take the case of a Pune-based businessman and racehorse owner Hassan Ali Khan who was raided by the income-tax department in 2007. He was found to be operating a bank account in UBS, Zurich, with a balance of $8 billion (Rs 36,000 crores). How his bank account swelled — from $1.5 million in 1982 to $8 billion by 2006 — is being investigated with the help of documents recovered by the agencies, some of which are duly notarised by the Notary Public of London.
The Enforcement Directorate has issued a show-cause notice to him under the Foreign Exchange Management Act (Fema). Under Fema, the maximum penalty imposed can be three times the amount involved. If imposed in this case, it would be over Rs 1 lakh crore.
How do you expect tax heavens, whose only business is to make money out of other people’s money, to come and depose against their clients in our country? Given the problems, why not put the onus on the accused to prove his/her innocence? The truth is that we do not punish our criminals, but give them a lot of publicity. The laws in our country have been reduced to cobwebs which can catch the small and the uninfluential, but allow big and rich criminals to escape.
This is very true of laws relating to black money, whether stashed in India or abroad. Our system and the high rate of corruption ensures that no major transaction, whether used to purchase property or to campaign for elections, can be completed without spending a major part of it in black money. There is no point in talking about bringing back all the wealth stashed by Indians abroad in tax havens unless we make it easy for the common man to do the right and difficult to do the wrong.
At the same time, we must remember that no man will easily part with his money. The only way of achieving any success in this seems to be to announce a "tax amnesty scheme" and treat the wealth brought back as foreign remittance which should be gainfully invested in development projects in the country. Otherwise there seems to be no chance or reason for such bank account holders to comply, especially when by spending a part of this money, on expensive and intelligent lawyers, such worthies can manage to stay outside the jail and drag court cases for decades.
Before we venture out, let us first put our own house in order. By not doing so we become a laughing stock not only in our own country but also for people outside. At the same time, any concrete effort to bring the illegal or ill-gotten gains is welcome. However, we should not abandon this issue post elections, as most election issues are, but take it to its logical end after the elections.


Hon’ble Arvinder Singh Lovely,
Transport Minister,
Govt. of NCT of Delhi.
6th Floor, Delhi Secretariat
New Delhi-110 002.


Respected Lovely ji,

I have recently undergone the exercise of renewing my driving licence and this proved a trauma to me. At the time of applying for renewal at Janak Puri, I was told that I have to go to the Authority office at Anand Vihar first for the transfer of Licence, from where the licence was originally issued. First, I failed to understand that while the license has already been expired and also being surrendered, what was the need of the same? Why it cannot be cancelled online if at all necessary, by interlinking all the offices of the Authorities at least in Delhi. When the banks can provide financial services all over the country, why the Delhi govt. cannot provide internet links to barely sever transport authorities in Delhi?

2. I had to go to Anand Vihar but there, I came to know that Authority office has been transferred to Mayur Vihar while at Janak Puri, I was told to go to Anand Vihar and was not given up dated information. At the Mayur Vihar office, I was told that apart from the old licence etc., Authority also require the application forms and other enclosures for applying the renewal of licence before transferring the expired licence at Mayur Vihar office.

3. Finally, I had to take the help of an agent who charged Rs. 300/- (Rs. 50/- as fee and Rs. 250/- as his service charges). After that, I was able to get the required papers from the Authority at Mayur Vihar. The agent was able to do the needful without the aforesaid formalities.

4. But on going back to the Janak Puri office, the official vetting the applications refused to clear the application pointing out that the Authority at Mayur Vihar has written “DL Transfer to Janakpuri for further renewal” while it should have written “DL Transfer to South West Zone….. as there are two Authorities at Janakpuri. Against this refusal, my submission with Mr. Hem Raj, Traffic Inspector to allow renewal, as this did not make any material difference have gone in vain. Finally I tried to meet the Motor Licensing Officer who incidentally, he was on leave. But on further inquiries, I met with his junior officer in room number 120 and he advised me to give request in writing. On that request, he allowed renewal by depositing the fee and taking further action.

5. The question is whether common men can undertake all these hassles and spare so much time. They will therefore find it easy to take help of agents by paying some hundred rupees for saving their time and botheration. Even, I had to make three or four visits of Mayur Vihar and Janak Puri offices and despite that had to take the help of an agent. This was despite that it was displayed at the Authority’s office to deal with the Authority directly without contacting the agents.

6. The agent told me that he has to share the amount taken from the clients with the officials also and therefore can’t take less. I do not know whether this comes under the definition of bribe or now or I, a law abiding citizen has broken any law by payment the service charge to the agent or not.

7. Can’t the procedure of renewal be made simple by surrendering the previous expiring or expired license at the authority office at the time of renewal? The complicated procedure propagates corruption.

8. Moreover, the working hours of the Transport Authority office have been mentioned from 8.30 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. on all working days at the transport deptt website. On the contrary to this the fee is deposited up to 11.00 a.m. only on Saturday at Janak Puri (SWZ). Either the website should be updated or fee should be deposited up to the time shown on the site so that the citizens are not to put to unnecessary harassment.

9. If this reform can be executed, the general public will get a big relief. I appeal you to please ensure the networking of the Authorities offices and ensure that the Authorities adhere to the working hours mentioned on Delhi’s govt. website.

Yours faithfully,
M. K. Gupta,
M- 9810550172.

Copy to: Shri Rajani Kant Verma, IAS, Secretary-cum-Commissioner (Transport),
Transport Department, 5/9, Under Hill Road, Delhi-110 054
by email -

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Ramcharitmanas Prabanchan Srinkhala, 2009 in Dwarka

Vanue: DDA , Pocket-4, Sector-12, Dwarka, New Delhi.
Time : Daily 7.00 PM

Contact for Details:
Arun- 9810513818

Sunday, April 5, 2009

“Bikhauti”(Baishakhi ) at Dwarka

Uttarakhand Chetna Manch – Dwarka (UCMD) is organizing a colourful mega cultural programme called “Bikhauti (Baisakhi)” on Saturday, 11 April, 2009 at the CCRT Auditorium, Sec-7, Dwarka, New Delhi. This’ll be the showcase of folk songs, dances, dresses, & musical instruments of Uttarakhand. Entry to the programme is through Pass only. All Uttarakhandi members are requested to collect the Pass from their nearest contact point in Dwarka. You may contact the following executive members.
Mr M R Sirswal, 9810038484; Mrs Savitri Rawat, 9873300468

UCMD’s key activities in the near future
1. We’ll very soon publish the “4th edition of Souvenir- cum-Directory of members”. In case of any change in your address or phone no., kindly contact us immediately.
2. You may also book your advt. in the Directory. About 10,000 copies of the same will be distributed in Delhi.
3. We sincerely request existing UCMD members to renew their Membership and those Uttarakhandi brothers/ sisters who’ve recently moved to Dwarka, may kindly join UCMD.
4. For all the above activities/ queries, you may contact at 9810038484, 28084813.

Saturday, April 4, 2009


Moral Crisis and Need of Ethics in CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

On Saturday, 11 April, 2009 Time: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Venue : Centre for Cultural Resources and Training (CCRT)
Near Shahid Ramphal Chowk, 15-A, Sector - 7, Dwarka, New Delhi - 110075

Today, the world is going through not just economic crisis but also moral
crisis. Long term capital mismanagement, corporate scams, etc. has
affected many employees, small investors, venture capitalists and
investment companies all around the world. Regardless of the checks, rules and regulations, compliances, big conglomerates have made their way out to cheat the shareholders' interests and realize their greed. Trust and worthiness are the mantra for any business and key to success; but it's not holding good any more in today's business scenario. When these
fundamentals are challenged, it does not only damage the face of the
industry but also the nation.
Even the stringent corporate regulations are failing to prevent these
scandals. Law and policies lead people to focus more on what is legal than what is right. The result is that corporate wrongdoers escape punishment because they invest in creative ways to skirt the law. This forces us to give a thought if rules and regulations are alone sufficient, or should there be a strong presence of Ethics and Moral Values in the Corporate World.
Divine India Youth Association (DIYA), a youth initiative of Dev Sanskriti University, Haridwar, is making a sincere attempt to induce moral and Spiritual values in corporate culture. Under the esteemed mentorship of Dr. Pranav Pandya, we are organizing a symposium to address & tackle the current challenge of moral crisis.

Objectives of Conference
The conference will focus on moral crises and need of ethics in today's contemporary business management practice. Certainly a more inclusive and holistic approach to management is needed if business and political leaders are to uplift the environmentally degrading and socially disintegrating world of our age.

The conference will discuss:
• Moral Crisis and quick overview on some scams happened in recent past
Devices to practice ethics in corporate governance
• From work and worship to "Work is worship"
• Integrating perception of self and identity into managerial context
• Contributions of Spirituality for the renewal of corporations and their
• Promoting a spirit-centered leadership style for generating
happiness in the workplace for optimal performance
• To discuss the relevance and importance of spiritual wisdom in the
Corporate Culture of modern society
• To enhance the innate powers of mind and heart to the real fulfillment
in personal and professional life
• To focus on harnessing inner resources and aligning the same with
organizational mission, vision and values
• To provide spiritual insight and practical guidance on cultivating the
knowledge and skills of managerial efficiency;
• To find out unique solution for business to benefit from prudent
sensitivity and farsighted aims to enhance profit and goodwill;
• To maintain social responsibilities to make the world a better place to live with joy.
Who should attend
• Business Leaders • Board Members • Top Management Executives
• Representatives from Business Associations & Civil Society
• Bureaucrats • Academicians & Professionals • Media Representatives
• NGOs
Key Note Address
Dr. Pranav Pandya, MD
Head - All World Gayatri Pariwar
Director - Brahmavarchas Research Institute
Chancellor - Dev Sanskriti Vishwavidyalaya
President - Swami Vivekananda Yog Research Kendra, Bangalore
Winner of many accolades & honors like Gyan Bharti Award, Best Scientist & Reformer Award by NASA. Dr. Pandya heads the AWGP which has over 80 million associates all over the world. He is a reformer and has been widely publicizing the scientific aspects of Indian culture. He holds the honor of addressing joint session of House of Commons & House of Lords, UK. He served as physician at BHEL before taking on the full time job of social service.

Distinguished Speakers
Dr. Madhav Mehra
(President - World Council for Corporate Governance)
Dr. C. S. Venkata Ratnam
(Director - International Management Institute)
CA. Ved Jain
(Ex President – Institute of Chartered Accountants of India)

DIYA – Divine India Youth Association, An initiative of Dev Sanskriti University, Shantikunj, Haridwar cordially invites you to this symposium.
DIYA is pledged to bring back the Golden era on this earth by harnessing the innate potential of Youth.
Objective of DIYA is to:
• Bring idealism in the dreams of youngsters
• Nourish the young minds and enable them to take idealistic decisions in the course of their life.
• Make young India healthy, selfreliant, educated, polite and sensitive
• Reorient the thinking process of Indian youth
• Bring back the Golden Age of Truth on Mother Earth with peace and
The Vision
“To create a divine India by year 2020, by unleashing the youth potential and directing the same to the Righteous path”
The Mission
“To make the dream of Developed India , come true by directing its youth towards Individual, Familial and Social development.”

For registration/ Nomination form Contact :
9899068622, 9810209051
website :


M.K. Gupta
RTI Act is sufficiently effective but lack of will power is making its ineffective. The lack of will power is at the end of both, the Information Commission and the Govt. particularly DoPT. We have the best RTI Act in comparison to that existed in over 65 countries. I remember that even some other countries, have gone through our Act before framing their own. Social activists including Aruna Rai have participated in drafting our Act.
It has been provided in the Act that the penaltty 'shall' be imposed, but the Information Commissions have changed this ‘shall, to 'may' in a gradual manner and in practice to ‘rare’. Imposing of penalty is the only deterrent against the refusal by the Public Authorities. At least, in cases of the deliberate and worst wilful violation without any compelling reason, penalty must be imposed. If the Commission imposes penalty in one case, other 100 CPIO’s will get alert message by not daring to harass the applicants or refuse to furnish the information.
In cases of repeated violations by the CPIO’s, Public Authorities, responsibility should be fixed and disciplinary action under the service rules should be taken.

Now, some cases of victimization at the hands of PA of its staff, such as transfer or removal of temporary staff, have also taken place but no effective remedy has surfaced against this except lengthy Court proceedings. Recently, two appeals against All India Radio for such action (removal) have been filed by me before the CIC.

Till recently, even the Hon’ble Delhi High Court had deviated from the provisions of the Act by framing its own rules that were different from the provisions of the RTI Act, 2005 which was duly passed by the Parliament. Till now, the DHC had made it mandatory that the applicant should be an ‘affected party’ and also the RTI fee was Rs. 500/- instead of Rs. 10/-. Now, on the advise of CIC, DHC had removed the clause of ‘affected party’ and brought down the fee to Rs. 50/-. Even now, this fee is five times higher that the Act provided.

Why only penalty should be imposed on the CPIO alone? If the FAA has also rejected the, he is equally liable in refusing the information which the CIC or SCIC later found that the same should be provided.
Situations should be created that the CPIOs or FAAs work independently and the Public Authorities should not be able to pressurize these officers for refusing the information.
The record keeping system should be changed in meet the requirements of the RTI Act.

108 Kundiya Gayatri Mahayagya in Dwarka

Click for Gayatri Mantra Video and Chanting

Gayatri Mantra:


Meaning: Throughout all levels of existence That essential nature illuminating existence is the Infinite One. May all beings perceive with subtle intellect the magnificent brilliance of enlightened awareness.

108 Kundiya Gayatri Mahayagya in Dwarka
9-12 April 2009
Sector-1, DDA ground, Dwarka, New Delhi

9-4-2009 ( Thursday)
Bhavya Kalash Raily - 8.00AM - 10.30 AM
Pravachan - 4.00PM - 6.30 PM

10-4-2009 ( Friday)

Dhyan, Yog, Pranayam - 6.30 - 7.30 AM
108 Kundiya Gayatri Mahayagya & Sansjar - 8.30 - 11.00 AM
Pravachan - 4.00- 6.30 PM

11-4-2009 ( Saturday)
Dhyan, Yog, Pranayam - 6.30 - 7.30 AM
108 Kundiya Gayatri Mahayagya & Sansjar - 8.30 - 12.00
Pravachan & Virat deep mahayagya - 4.00- 7.00 PM

12-4-2009 ( Sunday)
Dhyan, Yog, Pranayam - 6.30 - 7.30 AM
108 Kundiya Gayatri Mahayagya & Purnahuti- 8.30 - 12.00

Akhil Viswa Gayatri Parivar, Delhi
9911500372, 9868212720

Friday, April 3, 2009

Congratulations elected members of Arti CGHS, Dwarka

Congratulations elected members of Arti CGHS, Dwarka

Good wishes from Dwarka Parichay Team

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Congratulations RWA members Sector-14, Pocket-1, Dwarka

Congratulations RWA elected members of Sector-14, Pocket-1, Dwarka

Vice-President -Mr.S S Chauhan
General Secretary-Mr.Sushil Kumar
Secretary-Mr.Raj Kumar
Tresurar-Mr.Devebder Kumar.

Great to see the voter turn out around 90% which is a good sign for our democracy. This also recognised the importance of RWA in the eyes of general public.

Good wishes from Dwarka Parichay Team


Amitabha Bose
In yet another successful initiative for payback to the Society, Aikotaan Kalibari O Sewa Samiti organized a Free Medical Camp and a Blood Donation Camp at the Sector 4 Puja Ground on Sunday, the 28th March. The Blood Donation Camp was organized in collaboration with The Rotary Club. Mr. Rakesh Nigam (President), Col. Surinder Singh Saini (Secretary) and Mrs. Chand Malhotra (Ex-President) and other members also of Rotary Club of Delhi Ridge graced the occasion.
The economically weaker section of society living / working in and around Dwarka was the target beneficiary of the free Medical Camp. Accordingly Hindi was the language used to publicize the event through posters put in various Society notice Boards, and also by word of mouth. Banners were also put up at strategic locations in the sub-city publicizing the event; however most of these were vandalized by unsocial elements. It was explained that the Guards, housemaids and other support staff working there can avail of the services.

Free Medical Camp - Free consultancies were provided by Cardiologist, Diabetologist, ENT Specialist, Child Specialist and a Homeopathy Doctor. Dr Gautam Dutta, Dr (Mrs) Rashmi Goswami, Dr (Col) Subrata Ghatak and Dr A K Sarkar were doctors on the camp panel. Dr. Sarkar also gave free medicines along with advice. Free Blood Sugar and Blood Pressure checking were a bonus facility provided at the camp. The patients ranged from an elderly couple from a nearby society to the anemic daughter of the roadside tea vendor to an electrician from a nearby Society. All the doctors were busy for the entire duration of the 3 hour camp.

Blood Donation Camp – People from walks of life across Dwarka came forward for the blood donation and especially pleasantly surprising was the number of ladies who boldly volunteered to donate blood. About 50 young, enthusiastic and committed cadre of Aikotaan also came forward to donate blood. All the blood donors were provided juice and a pack of Parle biscuits as refreshments by the Rotary Club and food packets by Aikotaan. Both Aikotaan and Rotary Club also presented the donors with souvenirs. A girl from a nearby society who has just turned 18 was the youngest donor and eldest was a brave lady of 55 years.
According to Mr Bijon Ghosh, President (AKOSS) “More than 100 people participated in today’s event and buoyed by our success we at Aikotaan plan to organize at least one more medical camp this year. We are also looking at ways and means to make such camps part of our Annual activity Calendar. Besides, based on feedback from the people across different walks of life we also plan to organize an Eye camp in the near future for the needy, but that will have to be at some indoor facility”. He also stated “We also look forward to join hands with other organizations in Dwarka working for its betterment in organizing and holding such events in future”.

Mr. Rakesh Nigam Prseident of the Rotary Club of Delhi Ridge said “With a motto of – No one shall suffer in and around Delhi for want of blood – Rotary Club has set up its blood bank at Tughlakabad Institutional Area. Clubbing the free medical camp with the blood donation camp was a good idea and we are extremely satisfied with the service and facilities provided by Aikotaan Kalibari O Sewa Samiti, in organizing this camp. The participation has gone beyond are justified expectations. Citizens of Delhi and NCR can reach our blood bank on 29054066-69 for any blood requirements and also register as volunteer blood donors”. More information of Rotary Blood Bank is available on its website

Source: Dwarka Parichay News & Information Services

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