When cinema got burnt in Delhi, Ansal were arrested and prosecuted. Court has asked them to pay heavy compensation to victims , and rightly so.
Hospital burnt in Calcutta and Medical director was Jailed.
Mantralaya has burnt and more then 5 innocents have lost their lives. Very important documents are lost.
Our asset worth millions is lost in fire and they will renovate same with our blood sucking taxes.
They purposely ignored several reports and advises and rules which could have saved Mantralaya , life and property from being lost.
BMC and police will not act unless some one gets direction of court and get the culprits, those who neglected the relevant rules and remained busy in scheming for scams.
Someone also has to bring orders that Mantralaya and all other offices of Govt, police, BMC etc must be paperless, all e-documents must be uploaded on cloud at three servers situated at different parts of India or if possible ( from security point of view then one at Singapore ) etc.
Visitors need not flock Mantralaya. They be asked to have meeting on Video conferencing.
All letters ( till paperless office comes it existence) must be received at one post office type center. I had written on this several times. But they insist one to go to concerned dept to handover letter. So all couriers, peon, small to big visitors are first made to stand in long queue, thoroughly checked for security , then let in just for delivering a letter.If dispatch counter for Mantralaya is on gate post or like place , even in some other building preferably near Church gate station then such load on Mantralaya of daily frisking thousands will be reduced. But since all govt officers are busy making money they think less visitors means less interaction and less bribe so they do not like to implement this simple suggestion.
All correspondence and letterheads of govt offices must carry email id. Citizens be advised to use emails for all purposes instead of visiting in person. ( But bribe????) >
There can be a high tech committee to modernize Mantralaya safe e-record keeping. But again our illletrate politicians and old bureaucrats will oppose modernization due to their inability to use modern gadgets and for some ill conceived fears which they bear.
Will some one file PIL to this effect?????????
Saturday, June 23, 2012
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Alok adds: Indians r only good for gossiping and complaining while travelling in train or while talking. No one wants to write, read, upload, fax, file PIL etc .. So such good platform for raising issues may shut down.
Poor response to pothole app, BMC looks at BB, FB
Civic body wants to target BlackBerry and Facebook users due to lack of interest, also wants public to report on other civic issues through the mobile application
Potholes rile commuters in the city. But after the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) took cognizance of the menace and launched its pothole-tracking mobile application for people to complain about potholes, the civic body is now grumbling about the poor response received from the public.
Hold-up: The poor response has led the civic body to decide that the
software should be used by citizens for complaining about other civic
problems as well when they traverse the city. representation pics
It's been two months since the civic authority sanctioned the Rs 60-lakh pothole-tracking software. During this period it received only 155 complaints and images of potholes in the city. (Presently, citizens click pictures of potholes from their Android phones and upload it on the BMC website -- www.voiceofcitizen.com)
The poor response has led them to decide that the software should be used for complaining about other civic problems when people traverse the city. Data, when taken from large number of phones, could give an accurate look at the problems. "When the software can get you details of any kind of transgression with just a few clicks from your phone then it should be encouraged. Why should it only be restricted to potholes when there are other problems evident in the city?" said Aseem Gupta, additional municipal commissioner.
Seeing potential in projects like these that mine data collected from phones to provide better public services, the commissioner further mentioned the application would soon be available for BlackBerry phone users too.
Meanwhile, the application, which is currently only available on Android phones, has been gaining momentum among people according to the developers of the application. "Although a bit more awareness is needed, people are installing the software after browsing through the tutorials," said Shantanu Kulkarni, director of Probity Solutions, the software firm in charge of the project. He added they would experiment via Facebook soon so that more people can report the nuisance.
Lax civic activism
Out of the 155 complaints received via the website, maximum complaints came in from M-East ward which numbered 36, while A-ward received 11. Citizens of H-West ward have not reported anything in the past two months.
Additional Municipal Commissioner Aseem Gupta said, "The work on the Rs 8- crore contracts for fixing up the roads is almost complete. 99 % of the work has been done."