Mail to NDMC: Reg: Standard Road Inspection Reporting.



On Saturday, December 31, 2016 at 9:43:41 PM UTC+5:30, Sanjeev wrote:
DWARKA FORUM Dwarka Ki Awaaz
                                          (Regn No. S-63070)                                 
      (A Welfare Association of Residents & RWA's / CGHS Representatives of Dwarka Sub-City)

Regd. Office:
720, Pocket-1, Sector-14,
Dwarka, New Delhi - 110078  
Phone No. 011-20514195
SKG/NDMC/025   31/Dec/2016
New Delhi Municipal Council,
Sansad Marg,
Delhi-110001.


Dear Sir,

Reg: Standard Road Inspection Reporting.

It's a matter of every one's impression that road/footpaths maintenance in NDMC area is much better than rest of Delhi or may be rest of country. Such efforts are appreciated. However, when we critically look at it we find that these footpaths are still far away from being called even as near to perfect even from Indian laid down standard.

Just as an example please see photographs attached these will give glimpse that there are several silly mistakes existing on the footpaths in NDMC area. These glaring incidents can only happen if either the un-wise staff has been put to duty or they are sleeping.

After minutely observing the road conditions in Delhi and noticing higher standard silly mistakes committed by other municipalities we have devised a 20 point inspection report. I only walk thru a small stretch in NDMC area daily and find several such silly mistakes committed by staff in maintenance of footpaths. If implemented this 20 point Inspection Report can, to a great extent, bring harmony in the way road inspection is carried out by your staff and give them perspective about how to carry out road inspection. Depending on the staff strength you may decide the frequency of generation of such inspection report.

We are bringing this matter directly to your knowledge because this is a big change in the way engineering department is operating. This might force several employees to pull up their socks & mend their old ways to more efficient ways of operating. Being a change this can only be derived from top.

The list of 20 points are described below:

1)     Whether any kerb stone/tile is uprooted or caved in on central verge or footpath,
2)     Is there any very high level of entry point of footpath requiring steps?
3)     Is there any obstruction of any kind on footpath creating problem for pedestrians?
4)     Whether any pothole is visible - if yes where and about what size?
5)     Are there any cracks in road to be filled or road caved in?
6)     Is there any missing man-hole or drain cover?
7)     Is there any work on road/footpath to be done within warranty period?
8)     Is there any falling pole, railing, wire, overhead sign board, tree branch, dead animal lying on road etc?
9)     Is there any dug up space on footpath or road inadequately barricaded or lying unattended for many days?
10)  Is there any broken or unpainted speed-breaker or zebra crossing?
11)  Is there any encroachment on road or footpath?
12)  Is entry & exit points of footpath have appropriate poles fixed so as to prevent climbing of vehicles on it?
13)  Is there any requirement of signage?
14)  Is there any water logging, construction material, debris, damaged vehicle or any other kind of material lying on road?
15)  Is there any damage to any kind of street furniture?
16)  Is green belt/central verge free from malba/garbage?
17)  Is there any open space where tree can be planted?
18)  Are there any overflowing sewer requiring desilting?
19)  Is soil level in central verge/green strip is at least 2 inch below the edge of kerb stone to allow water to stay there for a while before being sucked by ground?
20)  Any other issue, as per intelligence of concerned field staff,

As a new-year resolution you may issue direction to Engineering department for the enforcement of this Inspection Report

Please acknowledge. Thanks You.

Regards,

S K Goyal
General Secretary,
Dwarka Forum.

Information under RTI :Fee Deduction on withdrawal of Admission by Student in University.

Information under RTI :Fee Deduction on withdrawal of Admission by Student in University.



On Saturday, December 31, 2016 at 7:45:42 PM UTC+5:30, Sanjeev wrote:

Registration Number

UGCOM/R/2016/55833

Name

S K Goyal

Date of Filing

31-12-2016

RTI Fee Received

   10

Payment Mode

Credit or Debit Card / RuPay Card

SBI Reference number

116123151395248

Transaction Status

Transaction Successful

Request filed with

University Grants Commission (UGC)

Reference our RTI Application number UGCOM/R/2016/55515 please provide further information: The notification only covers refund application submitted up to less than 30 days from formally notified last date of admission AND refund application submitted after 30 days from formally notified last date of admission. As such it does not cover refund applications submitted on 30th day from formally notified last date of admission. Please inform

(i)                 Is this a drafting error in the notification.

(ii) If not - what will happen to refund applications submitted on 30th day from formally notified last date of admission.

Telephone Number

011-2323126

Email Id

archa...@nic.in


On Sun, Dec 11, 2016 at 1:53 PM, Sanjeev Goyal <cwa...@gmail.com> wrote:

Registration Number

UGCOM/R/2016/55515

Name

S K Goyal

Date of Filing

11-12-2016

RTI Fee Received

    10

Payment Mode

Credit or Debit Card / RuPay Card

SBI Reference number

116121130906058

Transaction Status

Transaction Successful

Request filed with

University Grants Commission (UGC)

Refer your recent fee refund notification dated 6 Dec 2016. Apparently it has been stated that this has been brought to help students against whimsical deduction of fee & handle non-refund cases by private Universities. As per earlier notification dated 23 April 2007 a deduction of Rs.1000 was applicable for withdrawal of admission before joining course. Even if a student withdraws after joining he was entitled for proportionate refund if sanctioned strength is admitted in the course. However, as per new guidelines there is a minimum deduction of 10% fee University can deduct in the name of processing fee even for withdrawal any time, that too on aggregate fee. For example if a student deposits Rs.50000/- with a University in April to secure admission against a semester fee of Rs.1,50,000/- for session to begin in July. Now if the student withdraws in May - he would face a deduction of R.15,000/- against a sum of Rs.1000 as per earlier rules. The deduction of 10% on aggregate fee is much higher than the earlier amount of Rs.1000/-. The concept of aggregate fee is new one and is totally in favour of University without any rationale. The new system does not specify anything about Hostel fee nor define aggregate fee. Further in new system the student looses 100% money if he withdraws after one month of last date of admission even if the University is operating at above the sanctioned strength. The notification does not specify what will happen if a University admits student even after last date of admission. This is surprising as the new notification starts with the plight of poor student and claims to call it an initiative to safeguard the interest of students and curb the profiteering tendency of private Universities. In the absence of any description to justify the higher deduction the notification is not a speaking one and primarily appears to be highly in the favour of private Universities. In this back ground please inform :

 

(i)            The justification & rationale recorded in the file noting for notifying this excessive higher deduction applicable on withdrawal of admission by student?

(ii)           What is the meaning of aggregate fee?

(iii)          What if a University takes admission even after declared last date of admission?

 

Telephone Number

011-23232783

Email Id

archa...@nic.in

 


Improving Mobile App (Traffic Sentinels) & Other Issues.

Improving Mobile App (Traffic Sentinels) & Other Issues.



On Monday, October 24, 2016 at 5:14:14 PM UTC+5:30, Sanjeev wrote:

DWARKA FORUM Dwarka Ki Awaaz

                                          (Regn No. S-63070)                                 

 

      (A Welfare Association of Residents & RWA's / CGHS Representatives of Dwarka Sub-City)

                                           

Regd. Office:

720, Pocket-1, Sector-14,

Dwarka, New Delhi - 110078  

Phone No. 011-20514195

E-mail: dwarkaforum@gmail.com

www.dwarkaforum.org

                                    Letter No. DP/SKG/089              23/Oct/2016

Commissioner of Police,

Head Quarter, Indraprastha Estate,

Delhi-110002.

cp.alokkumarverma@delhipolice.gov.in delpol@vsnl.com

 

Sub: Improving Mobile App (Traffic Sentinels) & Other Issues.

 

Dear Sir,

 

Refer function organized to felicitate Traffic Sentinels on 18 Oct 2016. During program many issues were raised about the quality & coverage of app, one prominent issue raised was non-inclusion of on road obstructive parking as reportable crime thru mobile app. Since this is the single largest offense impacting each & every road of Delhi badly, you promptly agreed to add this as an offense in the list. We would be grateful if you could confirm that concerned software engineer has been advised to update the app to include on road parking as an offense.

 

In addition we would like to bring to your knowledge following issues:

 

(i)   Please refer The Delhi Control of Vehicular and Other Traffic Roads and Streets Regulations 1980

(a)  As per section 2(2) parking is prohibited within 10 meters of a corner of a street/road. Which means no parking can be done on turn, cut or crossing on either side. Parking near cut/crossing is a serious menace and is a major source slowing down speed of vehicles creating huge nuisance on roads.

(b)  As per section 2(4) parking is prohibited near a bus stop. This also a universal violation happening on each & every bust stop significantly hampering movement of buses in left lane.

Both the above violations need to be specifically covered in mobile app so that public can report these for necessary legal action by Traffic Police. Segregated category in mobile app for these offenses would definitely help sentinels report these with ease.

 

(ii)  As per section 6 of The Delhi Control of Vehicular And Other Traffic Roads And Streets Regulations 1980 every vehicle needs to have 2 tail lamps one on each side. In Delhi thousands of tractor trolleys are plying and NON of them have any lamp or number plate behind. These trolleys big in size, often create dangerous situation and cause accidents on road specifically during winters (foggy days) when visibility is low. Despite our repeated reminders, over the years, Delhi Traffic Police has shown no interest in taking action against these trolleys for reasons best known to them. It is a fact that 100% of these trolleys don't have any tail lamp & number plate but traffic police is reluctant to take any action. Needs your intervention. 

(iii) As per section 127 of Motor Vehicle Act a police officer needs to remove a motor vehicle abandoned on a public place. A truck chasis has been stationery on service road in front of Hauz Khas Rose Garden (Outer Ring Road) for past so many years and is used as a mobile tower, despite several references by PWD the Delhi Police is avoiding removing the same. As a result the lane is blocked for vehicle movement. Needs direction from your office.

Please acknowledge. 

Regards, 

S K Goyal, General Secretary- Dwarka Forum, D-10 Shivam Apts, Plot-14, Sec-12, Dwarka, New Delhi-110078.

 

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