LAWFUL OMISSIONS – INTENTIONAL VIOLATION IN THE ANNUAL
REPORTS FOR 2006 & 2007
NONE QUESTIONED IN T. N. ASSEMBLY
TAMIL NADU STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION CHEATED THE
GOVT., and PUBLIC ?
THE LEARNED MEDIA PERSONS and the well knowledged RTI activists alone
know that the Annual Report of the Information Commissions, is the one and only
source , not only to every citizens, also to the Medias, MPs, MLAs, etc., to understand the
QUATILTY and QUANTITY OF PERFORMANCES OF THE RTI COMMISSIONS
AND THE PUBLIC AUTHORITIES IN THE STATE. It would also exhibit the
quality and quantity of the use of the rights given to the Indian citizens through RTI
Act., If we think in deep , these Annual Reports would help the learned Politicians
would assess the past , present and future Political , Economic growth and also the
growth rate of crimes and corruptions.
WITH THIS PERSPECTIVE , if anyone see the Annual Reports of the Tamil
Nadu State Information Commission for the years 2006 and 2007 , they will definitely raise
their eye brows , as to how no MLA in the T.N. Assembly questioned about the
AWFUL OMISSIONS and ALARMING VIOLATIONS, in the said Annual Reports,
when those were placed in the Floor on 24th of April, 2012 .
THIS IS WHAT , the patriotic citizens, Social activists and RTI users, were for the past
5 years, persistently forced the Tamil Nadu Govt., to take action to get the Annual
Accounts and to place it in the Assembly.
IN THE T.N. SECRATARIAT , on 18-05-2012 We, the two office bearers of
VOICE OF INDIAN viz. Mr. Vellore M. Sivaraj, and Mr. R.Munusamy Kancheepuram, on
pre–appointment under RTI Act., have verified those Annual Reports and taken a back to
note that the BASIC AND VITAL DATAS about the performances of the TNSIC and other
Public Authorities obviously absent.
AFTER SEEING those two Annual Reports , we have no other opinion except that “
such a mighty law’s implementation in Tamil Nadu, become awfully bad to worst , that
too because of the malfeasances of its own Implementing Agency ie. the TNSIC, itself.
” These two Annual Accounts are the evidential records , to prove its such worst state
After several criticism and compulsion from difference quarters, at last, after the dealy of
4 years , the Chief of TNSIC Chennai has on 26-10-2010, sent such QUITE
NONSENSICAL Annual reports, for 2006 and 2007. The TN. Govt. , which DELAYED
THE SAME for 1 ½ years, has miserably failed to examine , as to whether those reports
do have the basic and vital datas as compelled in the provisons of sec. 25 ( 3 ) (a) to (g
) of the RTI Act., , which are , about the number of requests , appeals, nature and out
come of appeals, penal actions , amount collected, failure of Public Authorities and
recommendations etc., But without any hesitation , in the absence of all these vital
datas, those two laughable Annual reports were arranged to be placed in the State
Assembly,on 24-04-2012.,by the Chief Secretary of T.N. Govt.,
WITH A VEIW TO MAKE EVERY ONE TO UNDERSTAND EASILY , we are
giving below, the nature of such AWFUL FAILURE, INTENTIONAL OMISSION ,
VIOLTIONS ect., by the TNSIC :--
NO WHERE IN THE 81 PAGES REPORTS, we found , the basic datas relate to ‘
RECEIPTS’ such as (i) Total no. of references received by the TNSIC and other PAs
during 2006 and 2007. Out such total receipts ……(ii) No. of applications fall u/s sec 6(1)
first application (iii) No. of applications fall u/s sec. 19(1) first appeal .(iv) No. of
applications fall u/s . 19(3) second appeals (v) No. of applications fall u/s 18(1) complaints
of denial and (iv) misc. applications.
The TNSIC also INTENTIONALLY SUPPRESSED the datas relate to
‘DISPOSALS,’ such as (i) Total no. of references returned to the petitioners as that they
not fall u/ s 2(f) . (ii) Total no. of RTI applications sent to other Public Authorities u/s
6(3) (iii) Total no. of RTI first appeals made u/s 19(1), disposed of (iv) Total no. of RTI
secnd appeals maded u/s 19(3), disposed of by the TNSIC with or without enquiry . (v)
Total no. of RTI first appeals made u/s 18 (1) complaints disposed off by the TNSIC with or
without enquiry . (vi) Total no. of cases in which penalty u/s 20(1) were imposed by the
TNSIC against the erred officials.. (vii) Total no. of cases in which disciplanary actions were
ordered by the TNSIC against the erred officials.. (viii) Total no. of cases in which
compensation u/s 19(8) were ordered by the TNSIC ,to the affected RTI petitioners. (ix)
Total amount of penalty collected by the Public Authorities and (x) The actions taken by
the TNSIC for the effective implementation of the Act., and directions and suggestions given
to the Public Authorities and the Govt., respectively.
WE ONCE AGAIN INSIST THAT Sub sec. . 3 that particularly sub sec. 3 (a) to ( g) of
sec. 25 compels only the report on the above lines. It is an illfate of T.N. citizens that Mr.
K. S. Sripathi a Senior IAS officer , whose appointment as Chief Information Commissioner
was widely objected by several quarters, particulary by the present ruling party , has now
proved his inefficiency, lethargic and ‘cake wake attention’ over the RTI Act and for
its proper implementation in the T.N. State. It is quite shocking that such a senior IAS
officer, without scare and responsibility prepared such a defective reports , though they had
to be placed before the Assembly. By his above irregularities , he , for all purposes , being
a Public Servant, subverted the relevant law and intentionally derelicted his
WE THE RTI ACTIVISTS WELL REMEBER that , in the initial stage ie. during 2006
and 2007 , the three Information commissioners viz. Mr. S. Ramakrishnan , Mr. G.
Ramakrishnan and Mr. R. Rathinasamy have awarded penalty, disciplanary action ,
compensation and also sharp warnings & instructions to the Public Authorities for effective
implementation of this Act., All the records relating to those EFFECTIVE ENQUIRY and
ORDERS , including the model Annual Reports of Kerala , Karnaka and Andhrapradesh
received , in the TNSIC observably suppressedby Mr. K. S. Sripathi. BUT prepared these two
horrible reports, with the intention of cheating the Govt., T.N. Assembly and also the Citizens
of Tamil Nadu.
THUS OUR VOICE OF INDIAN HEREBY APPEAL to the Hon’ble Governor of
Tamil Nadu to take action to remove such a quite inefficient Chief Information Commissioner
for such inefficiency, ignorance, suppression of datas , above all forced the Govt. to place
such a in-adequate Annual Report in the T.N. Assembly , which is the supreme body in the
WE ALSO APPEAL TO THE HON’BLE Chief Minister of T.N. to call for the
explanation of the Chief Secretary , for his failure in seeing the Central commission’s reports ,
atleast in the internet and also for his failure in verifying these two Annual Reports , as to
whether they are in accordance with the Provisions of Sub sec. 3 (a) to (g) of sec. 25 of RTI
WE ALSO APPEAL TO THE HON’BLE Chief Minister of T.N. to be pleased to get a
full pledged account from the TNSIC, to ENSURE that ALL THE REFERENCES OF THE
CITIZENS , received in TNSIC during 2006 and 2007 were properly accounted for .
M. SIVARAJ, voice of Indian.
Unless and until some 10% of ( T.N. /Indian ) Citizens uses, their Right to
Information, this state /country , cannot be saved , NOT ONLY FROM CORRUPTION &
ALSO FROM ALL SORTS OF DAY TO DAY CRIME . Till then, Political Party
persons would continue their fake claim about their achievements . It would remain only
in papers and would stand as Joke, rather cheating.