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The following petition was submitted today to State Transport Department for the benefit of citizens of Chennai.  We would keep you posted with responses from department for the same.


This applies to whole of Greater Chennai and Chennai Suburban. In almost all of the MTC bus stops, entry and exit of MTC terminus private autorickshaws have come up with (un-)authorized stands and some of them are spotted with as affiliated to some weird trade unions. Additionally the two wheeler bikers are again causing road rash, races and stunts when the bus comes to the bus stop. I do not understand the logic of why they want to get injected between the bus and the bus stop preventing passengers from seamlessly and smoothly boarding the buses. Somewhere around in the discussion forum on the Internet a few months ago a community poster was mentioning that there might be some unholy nexus between these elements for reasons best known to them.

I would like State Transport Corporation to take up this issue with Metropolitan Transport Corporation, Traffic Enforcement and Law & Order across the city to curtail this menace of obstructing passengers from boarding the buses. It is unfortunate that when there is Article 353 to protect government servants from any type of assault preventing them from discharging their duties, there is no protective sheath for genuine tax paying citizens of the country to avail the facilities provided by the government which is once again paid for by them.

Disclaimer: The petitioner is severely limited with time due to his work nature. Additionally this is a public advisory petition. Every bit of the information has been duly captured in this complaint document and hence request for depositions to local police stations for extended time for enquiry etc is completely unnecessary and unwarranted. The petitioner may be available on the RMN (Registered Mobile Number) subject to his hectic schedules at his workplace. We would humbly request the cooperation and assistance of investigating personnel in this regard.

If the servicing operators continue to harass the petitioner for more information on call or email it would be construed as their consent to consider their calls as public nuisance and/or harassment and/or unsolicited commercial communication and shall be dealt with extant provisions thereto. We would also like to mention that the servicing operators particularly the law enforcement need not harass the petitioner seeking withdrawal of the petition citing their inability to work on the same and we would like to mention that any such withdrawal requests shall be forwarded to their leadership and we request their leadership to take significant cognizance of such withdrawal requests as demonstrated misdemeanour, gross incompetency and malevolent non compliance and their leadership is advised to initiate maximum disciplinary action against such cadre in their workforce so that such gestures are deterrent for similar offenders. We appreciate your understanding and assistance in this matter.


 

Self Service Update Portal:

An year ago we can update quite a number of details through Aadhar SSUP (Self Service Update Portal) whereas now the only thing it allows is Change of Address and that too after attaching a self attested document.

I was trying to see if mobile number could be changed with due OTP verification at both mobile numbers but since it was not available I raised a query through PgPortal and the response from Aadhar team is as below.

Dear Deepak, With reference to your grievance filed online on Public Grievance portal, it is brought to your kind notice that, except address updation field rest of the fields have been removed from SSUP in order to avoid fraudulent cases. Hence, mobile updation cannot be carried out through SSUP. Kindly visit the nearest Aadhaar enrolment centre and update your mobile number. Aadhaar enrolments/updations are being carried out at Banks, Post offices, Talk/Municipal Offices etc., in order to provide hassle free service. Kindly visit any Aadhaar enrolment centre and get your mobile number updated.
Virtual IDs
Another innovation to protect Aadhar number from being misused is Virtual ID which can be regenerated at ease. Like Credit Cards it is a 16 digit number. And this is printed in eAadhar Letter as well.  Virtual ID numbers allow limited use of Aadhar data when given to a service provider instead of exposing whole lot of information that may be potentially misused and abused by a service provider and/or their agents.

Recently there was an article in HindustanTimes regarding Jharkand Police Department releasing directions on Whatsapp group. Some of the points they stipulate are non implementable. The points were:

  1. What was suggested? Delete the message.
    What is the problem? We can not delete the message as they are delivered to individual phones of the users. Alternatively Whatsapp should support a feature for admins to remote delete similar to Telegram Messenger.
  2. What was suggested? Reporting the User.
    What is the problem? Some of the states have incompetent cyber cell who do not understand the essence of cyber laws. They simply start harassing the complainants to withdraw the complaint and close the files.

V&R wrote back to Jharkand Police Department to clarify on the above issues through the office of Prime Minister. The response received is here under:

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Way back on 20th December 2016 we had reported to Government of Tamil Nadu regarding transgender menace near Elcot IT Park complex. The original petition and its response from the authorities is given under.

Text of the Petition:

During weekend days particularly the afternoon of Saturday and Sundays when the crowd at the bus stop is thin, a transgender is haunting the location of Elcot Sozhinganallur bus stop pestering people waiting at the bus stop for moolah. The transgender is touching the people at odd locations in an embarassing way making it very uncomfortable for anyone. Kindly take steps to help commuters at this bus stop free from the transgender menace.

Response for the Petition:

Accepted. This petition enquiry of the Inspector J10 Semmencheary Police Station. In his enquiry report has been stated that the petitioner matter was already Case Registered in J10 PS Cr.No.1404/2017 U/s 75CP Act and Counter petitioner Nisha Age 22 S/o Barathi Thirunangai arrested after bail release. This message informed to the petitioner in future the above matter is maintained beat police and beat officer day and night. This petition may please be filed.

HR CE department is part of Government of Tamil Nadu. Hence it would be a good gesture to have a website like
However they are having a website like
.ORG is normally for non-profit NGO organizations in Internet.  We have sent a petition to Government of Tamil Nadu towards this vide GOVTN/E/2017/01478

We have an observation from Tamil Murasu ePaper dated 26th May 2017 page 5 that the temple pond belonging to Sri Sthalasyana Perumal (Mahabalipuram) is in a dilapidated condition. We have escalated this issue to the office of Prime Minister, Ministry of Water Resources and Government of Tamil Nadu besides an email to the HRCE commissioner (info@tnhrce.org)

Petition Reference Numbers:

  1. Office of Prime Minister PMOPG/E/2017/0302340
  2. Ministry of Water Resources MINWR/E/2017/00375
  3. Government of Tamil Nadu GOVTN/E/2017/01477

The newspaper clipping is shared below.

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A couple of weeks back I was transiting to Pallavaram by connecting at Metro and switching to MTC from Tirusulam bus stand. The time was almost 1830 hours but the national flag on the airport complex was not taken down.

I believe our National Flag code of conduct stipulates that it should be hosted during sunrise and taken down at sunset. One peer commuter was telling that since the lighting ambience is more the flag is always on the brighter area and perhaps this may be a source of exemption.

A clarification has been sent to Ministry of Civil Aviation dated 2nd May 2017 vide MOCAV/E/2017/00870

Update from Ministry on 5th May 2017 is below.

The reply of Airport Director, Chennai is as under – In connection with the reference made of giant National flag being flown at Chennai Airport, it is to mention that it’s a 100ft. tall monumental flag illuminated from ground and is permitted to be flown in accordance with provisions/guidelines contained with Flag foundation of India, similar flags are flown at other places across India and is not lowered after dusk, no constitutional provisions are violated in this regard. In view of above, matter stands disposed off.

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