Author : Ganji Srinivasa Rao


No heart to provide succour to poor

No heart to provide succour to poor

May 31,2017 , 03:54 AM IST | Telangana
District Collectors throughout Telangana appear to have least concern for the trials and tribulations of the poor as almost all of them are reluctant to spend from the Crucial Balancing Fund at their discharge for the welfare of people. At a time, people are running from pillar to the post to get some help to overcome their personal tragedies like suicide and mishaps which could be remedied throug
Supreme Court to hear plea against 4 SICs

Supreme Court to hear plea against 4 SICs

Apr 20,2017 , 03:20 AM IST | Telangana
Apex court on Thursday will take up final hearing of the petition challenging the appointment of four State Information Commissioners (SICs) Varre Venkateshwarlu, Thanthiya Kumari, Imtiyaz Ahmad and M Vijaya Nirmala in two Telugu States.
CCTV location info in camera

CCTV location info in camera

Mar 17,2017 , 02:38 AM IST | Telangana
Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao announced on August 13, 2014 that as part of measures to strengthen security and check crime, closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras will be installed across Hyderabad city. "Installation of CCTVs in London has brought down crime rate by as much as 80 per cent.
PIO flouts IC order, returns amount

PIO flouts IC order, returns amount

Feb 03,2017 , 05:39 AM IST | Telangana
In what could be described a blatant violation of the order issued by the Information Commissioner, the PIO of Dhone Nagar Panchayat has refused not only to divulge information on the pretext that it was third party information, but refunded the amount paid for the same. 
Info Commissioners making mockery of RTI?

Info Commissioners making mockery of RTI?

Jan 25,2017 , 06:05 AM IST | Telangana
Some Information Commissioners seem to be making a mockery of the intent of the Right to Information Act by ritualistically serving show-cause notices to Public Information Officers (PIOs) who have failed to give relevant information to applicants under the RTI and not levying fine on them. 
RTI eyewash in AP

RTI eyewash in AP

Jan 20,2017 , 06:20 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
Andhra Pradesh Information Commission, which is supposed to uphold the tenets of the Right to Information Act, has miserably failed in its mission with the performance of the Chief Information Commissioner followed by the Information Commissioners in providing information to the applicants and giving necessary orders pertaining to appeals falling below the desired level.  
CIC’s apathy irks RTI activists

CIC’s apathy irks RTI activists

Jan 10,2017 , 03:43 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
People generally look with awe at the public servants with the hope that they would redress their grievances. If they fail to discharge their responsibilities, let alone addressing their problems, there must be some punishment. But, they go scot-free every time. 
Large-scale evasion of commercial tax

Large-scale evasion of commercial tax

Dec 29,2016 , 01:37 AM IST | Telangana
The Commercial Tax Department has been turning Nelson’s eye to the large scale of tax evasion in the Mahatma Gandhi Bus Station for the last twenty years. 
Corridors of power insensitive to RTI queries

Corridors of power insensitive to RTI queries

Dec 08,2016 , 01:01 AM IST | Telangana
It appears that the Telangana Secretariat does not care a hoot for the Right to Information Act. Even eleven years after the Central enactment came into vogue, the PIOs (Public Information Officers) of almost all the departments in the Secretariat, which is ruled by All India Services officers, choose to ignore the RTI applications though they are bound to provide information within 30 days.
Telangana high cost debt piling up

Telangana high cost debt piling up

Nov 05,2016 , 01:23 AM IST | Telangana
A little over twenty-one months on coming to power with a surplus budget of Rs 16,000 crore in 2014, the Telangana State government has incurred high-cost debt.
Telangana Govt backtracking on funds to Mission Bhagiratha

Telangana Govt backtracking on funds to Mission Bhagiratha

Nov 01,2016 , 02:53 AM IST | Telangana
The much-trumpeted Mission Bhagiratha seems to be unyielding contrary to the hyped expectations. The Government of Telangana has expended only Rs 5,612.89 crore in 26 segments out of Rs 8,791.71 crore released for this Rs 40,000-crore flagship programme of the state government --Mission Bhagiratha.