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    BWSSB & BDA, Bangalore

    Dear friends

    I have 2 querie

    1) BDA - I have sent an application for infomation to the PIO (Town Planner Member). So far no reponse / reply even after 30 days.
    Should I approach the Apellate authroity - the commissioner ?

    2) The BWSSB is fully karnataka govt organisation. In their website, the details of PIO are not provided. I have sent an application to the PRO of BWSSB as per the RTI. Even after 30 days no repsonse / reply.
    Should I make an appeal to the chairman of BWSSB. The PIO and Apellate officer details are not available on website

    Request help / suggestions from some in Bangalore

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    C J Karira
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    Re: BWSSB & BDA, Bangalore

    Please recheck if your RTI application/fees paid/mode of payment were as per the Karnataka RTI Rules.

    You should also have a proof of submitting the RTI application.

    BDA: Please go for First Appeal. A general format for First Appeal in case of denial of information is attached to the following post:
    In case you have asked for information which the PIO might have to charge you, please include the following in "prayer/relief sought":
    "As per Sec 7(6) of the RTI Act, the PIO should be instructed that the information requested by me should be provided "free of charge" since the information was not provided within the mandated 30 days as per Sec 7(1) of the RTI Act 2005"

    BWSSB: In case the applicant is not aware of who is the AA in a Public Authority, a First Appeal can be filed with "any officer higher in rank to the PIO", as per various decisions/orders of the CIC. In your case, even the PIO details are not known. Therefore you can file the First Appeal with the "Administrative Head" of the Public Authority - that is the Chairman.

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    Re: BWSSB & BDA, Bangalore

    Dear Sirs,

    My appeal with the apellate authority (BDA commissioner) was taken for hearing today. The Town Planner member said the information is to be provided by Engineering member and the Engineer member said it is to be provided by Town Planner Member.
    The commissioner ruled that the information is to be provided by the Town Planner member with in 7 days by the Town planner member (since the information was originally requested to the PIO - Town Planner member and that it is his responsibility to collect information from the departments within BDA and provide to the applicant).

    Let me wait for one week whether they are providing the information


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    Re: BWSSB & BDA, Bangalore


    I have a similar situation with BWSSB in Karnataka, Bangalore. I want to make an application to them but do not know who to address the application to and where to submit. Can anyone help me on the same. Thanks.


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    Re: BWSSB & BDA, Bangalore


    Address to

    The Chairman / The Public Relations Officer (Information officer)
    Bangalore Water Supply & Sewerage Board (BWSSB)
    Cauvery Bhavan, K.G. Road
    Bangalore 560 009

    thx and rgds


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    Re: BWSSB & BDA, Bangalore

    Thanks Haridas. Hope they answer queries.

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    Re: BWSSB & BDA, Bangalore

    BWSSB :- Appellate Authority - Chief Administrative Officer

    PIO as such is not given , but most probably in that office he is called "Competent Authority" and that is PRO. And you have addressed your RTI application rightly.

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    Re: BWSSB & BDA, Bangalore


    I asked a question to BWSSB and BDA - This is regarding laying of underground drainage line.
    Drainage lines were laid by BWSSB underneath a road damaging the road and was left unrepaired.
    When I asked BWSSB (via RTI), they replied that permission was given by BDA to lay the pipeline. They haven't given any letter though I asked for it. When I asked BDA (via RTI), BDA replied they have not given any permission to BWSSB to lay the pipeline.
    One of them is obviously lying.
    How do we handle it ?

    Look for your advise

    thanks and regards


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