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Stock and Sale Records of Ration in Delhi not online

nortiphotoDuring the time of digitization, Delhi Food and Supply Department still cannot put the details of Fair Price Shops online.  Department of Food and Supply of Delhi should disclose monthly stocks released to the Fair Price Shops (FPS) and the distribution of that stock along with the list of names of eligible ration card holders. This information should have been uploaded into the Public Domain and a hard copy of the same should have been displayed on the notice board of the Circle office and the respective ration shops.

However, in the RTI hearing at CIC, the department submitted that the stocks available at the respective ration shops are displayed at the ration shops and the record is also kept at their circle office. At present, there is no system of uploading the stocks and sale position of the respective Fair Price Shops in their Circle. Therefore in the RTI reply asking for rations issued by this shop, Copy of the master register/daily sale register/inspection register etc the authority had asked the appellant to deposit Rs.2,808/towards costs for supplying the copies of information. You can read and find about how many requests we receive at our forum regarding ration cards here. One of the oldest cards of Government of India still faces digitisation blues, during the time when you have Aadhar cards, NPR and PAN cards. If you are interested in filing RTI for ration card, visit our website which explains how to become RTI Activist and also take help from our Forum active members.

The commission rightly recorded that the appellant who is a common man, cannot be expected to Read more ›




Evolve a mechanism by which ration card holders are informed about the change of shop in advance

Change of Ration Card shopWhile hearing the case and issuing compensation and show cause notice, the Central Information Commission also recommended to the Public Authority, Food & Supply Dept., GNCTD Delhi to develop a mechanism by which ration cardholders are informed about the change of shop in advance so that they are not put to undue hardship. If you are looking to understand how to file RTI Online, use this Guide of our’s to learn about it.

The Commission with the powers vested under section 19(8)(b) of the RTI Act directs the Public Authority to compensate a sum of Rs.400/­ to the Appellant for the loss he suffered due to non­receipt of information within the stipulated time period. The then PIO was also directed to show­ cause as to why penalty under Section 20 should not be imposed upon him for non­ furnishing of information within the mandatory time­ period. Read more ›




Unaware clerk attends hearing on behalf of PIO

clerk attends hearingPublic Information Officer of the food & Supply Department, Govt. of NCT of Delhi sent a clerk to the Central Information Commission hearing of RTI appeal. Attending on behalf of PIO, he claimed that he does not know anything about the case and he is attending as the PIO has asked him to attend.

In the RTI application, the current address of food & Supply Department circle No.5 office and that of Fair Price Shop No.3326, Circle­ 55 of M/s Raja Ram, and whether the FPS can shift its shop, without the food & Supply Department authority’s permission, etc were asked. The representative of the PIO claimed that there is no record available with them regarding the Fair Price Shop referred in the RTI application. CIC issued the show cause notice as to why maximum penalty cannot be imposed for their irresponsible conduct, being non­responsive to RTI application. If you have questions regarding RTI please go ahead at our forum here and post  them, our experts shall guide in drafting a good RTI for you.
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Reasons for deactivating the Ration Card should be told

Reasons for deactivating the Ration CardHow many times have you heard that your Ration card is deactivated because we have not put our finger prints properly or we might not have been available at the places of our residence, when the Food Inspector went for verification, etc. And how many times have we heard that Public Distribution System is not in a position to inform, the reasons for deactivating the ration cards, except saying that the card is active or inactive, as indicated by computer generated sheet. You may read many such questions asked over our site here!

Not any more if the decision of Central Information Commission is complied by Deptt. Of Food & Supply, soon you shall be able to know the Reasons for deactivating the Ration Card. The Commission directed Public Distribution System, Deptt of Food & Supply GNTD Delhi in one case that they should develop such a computer programme which not only reveals the activity status of the ration card, but also the reasons for deactivating the ration card, so that the aggrieved card holder can make a representation or fulfill the deficiency, if any. If you have queries on Ration card and use of RTI for Ration Card, please post it at our forum here! Read more ›




Bogus Ration Cards?

Bogus Ration cards Are you looking to file an RTI to know if the ration cards issued to below poverty line (BPL) is bogus or not, go ahead and request our RTI experts to help you file an RTI.

The RTI applicant filed an RTI with respect of two BPL ration cards as mentioned in his RTI application wherein he suspected that the ration cards are bogus. During the hearing the appeal with CIC, he stated that is why he is seeking details of the documents attached to the relevant applications for issue of ration cards. He didn’t receive a valid response from Deptt. Of Food & Supply, GNCTD.

PIO’s reply was not available on the file records the CIC. FAA vide his order dt. 231 12012 directed the PIO to provide complete, pointwise and Read more ›




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