-Smt. Sonia Gandhi, Chairperson, United Progressive Alliance
Respected Madam Namsakar Vande Matram
Refer to Amar Ujala, Dehradun dated 16th Sept 2010 your statement on the application of RTI to expose the corruption is very timely and it has given a moral support to the RTI activists. The developing process always brings some success and some failure. If there is no honesty in our approach or if the government servants disobey the fundamental duties (42nd amendment of constitution – Article 51 (i) the RTI is the only solution which can guarantee the common people for their fundamental right.
I as a RTI activist raised some of the genuine issues and sought information under RTI Act 2005 from DRDO, Ministry of Defence, GOI. The CPIO and Appellate Authority of DRDO Hqrs denied the information and took shelter of Schedule-II of RTI Act 2005.
The information’s I sought are related to corruption, HR polices, achievements of DRDO there was no any information asked which has any strategic importance, but instead of giving information CPIO, DRDO Hqrs rang me in my residence and threatened me for 17.26 minutes. I have lodged the complained with SSP, Dehradun. (Copy enclosed)
The Appellate Authority of DRDO organized a meeting of 10 officials from Hyderabad, Dehradun and DRDO Hqrs and decided illegal action like income tax raid/IB raid at my residence. They wrote to CIC that to cooperate as DRDO do not want to give any information against my RTI requests.
Therefore, I requested protection from DGP, Uttarakhand (Copy enclosed)
This is an example of premier highly qualified organization of Government of India that how and which manner DRDO is handling the RTI’s issues, so one can imagine the RTI Act future in other Government department.
Madam I request you as a UPA chairperson and a big supporter of RTI Act please extend your support to RTI activists as the common goal of RTI activist and UPA is to fight against corruption prevailing in the system.
Prabhu Dayal Dandriyal
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