Social Concern


Of late there has been particularly different issues regarding an ethical administration point of view from one of the southern states of India precisely (Tamil Nadu). Among the 29 states and 9 Union Territories only Tamil Nadu departments seems to be adopting a unique practice when dealing with citizen petitions like tagging it as Accepted and Rejected.

It looks like this is giving a unique teeth to the bureaucratic staff who in order to cover up their odd doings tag the petition has Rejected even though there is a valid response which conveys the meaning as otherwise. I have enclosed a sample from HRCE department for the kind reference of the Office of Prime Minister. Honestly I don’t find any value add of this string literal other than a perceived attitude of those staff in covering up the number of complaints against them.

This is not a one-off case but is seen prevalent from GDP Portal, CmCell and Police Department also.

The sample response below was given for swindling temple money at Marundheeswar Temple, Thiruvanmiyur.

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We had a trip from Karaikkal to Chennai using SETC (State Express Transport Corporation) SETC bus with the following fleet code NGP C 805

Date of Journey: 7th September 2019
Time of Journey: 1150 AM

The driver and conductor demonstrated the following gross misdemeanor to the passengers. The bus was supposed to halt for lunch break at Chidambaram bus stand around 1345 hours so that passengers can attend their Nature calls and refresh themselves. However the bus avoided to stop at Chidambaram bus stand and despite a passenger who had severe need to urinate the bus went unstopped till Puthur to a lesser known roadside hotel which sells non-standard items for beverages. Their refrigerator did not have any branded items and MRP was not adhered to. Additionally the crew also used illmannered gesture and unparliamentary words on the passenger who requested a stop to disembark even to the extent of relinquishing his ticket till Chennai. Unfortunately even the water refills were asked for money by this road side restaurant.

Incidents like this have become quite common in Tamil Nadu where the transport corporation staff nurture an unholy nexus with a set of restaurants who bestow unknown benefits to them in return for bringing passengers to them for lunch and refreshments at exorbitant rates.  This has been time and again reported on incident basis whereas there has been no concrete corrective tangible action by the transport corporation against their erring workforce.

A petition to this effect has been recorded with the office of Prime Minister vide ****/E/2019/0****99

A petition has been sent to The Office of President of India today citing a bunch of omission and commission of pertinent state departments of Tamil Nadu in Greater Chennai during the calendar periods of 2015 to 2016.  The petition opened up with a regret for the delay in reopening the petition considering overwhelmed with mundane tasks and other works.

The gist of the current petition was about another petition which was filed to the office in the month of March 2015 regarding blatant abuse of Whatsapp by certain officials in the state department and a related one in a neighboring state.  The local operations had the temerity to tag the then petition was Rejected.  Despite tagging petition as rejected it was still transferred to my the then jurisdiction police station and I was compelled to visit them once hot summer afternoon in May 2015 to again explain them every bit of the complaint. I even suggested them that this petition might be better off to be examined at depth by a Cyber expert and Cyber forensic team and not by ordinary plain vanilla law and order team. I have tried my best to explain the importance of defensive cyber crime teams for ever-rising internet age complaints.  However they categorically turned down my requests and regretted that the state department did not have any such facility with them and hence forced me to write a letter addressing their head to rescind the petition with a specific note indicating waiver of any remedial step to be taken by them along with a waiver for them to respond to the petition. Precisely I was forced to annul my petition by duress.

Despite the above completed in June 2015 itself again in the month of March 2015, I was facing piquant calls from these people asking them to give another letter for annuling the petition. I do not understand what happened to the original one. Since I was out of station I had to have the same emailed to them to get the operation closed.

Despite the above turnaround one of the authority had tried to meet my Senior Citizen parent in later part of 2015 and was telling that when he was having discussion me regarding rescinding the petition as in 3, I was warned not to compare their operations with other states people they are superior. Whereas in actual context I was literally bugged and requested to withdraw claiming total incapacitated capability of their operations to look into cyber crimes. I am also shocked to hear about the superior comparison of them against their other state peers.

This unnecessary discussion with my senior citizen parents and my apartments has caused much recurring mental agony for me because they cite this whenever I needed to rise anti graft petitions and I would like the erring teams to give an unconditional apology on these grounds.

Response Needed:

1) Why the petition is tagged Rejected
2) Despite REJECTED state why I was harassed twice for rescinding my original complaint.
3) What is the #Superior comparison of their operations with other state peers?

 

The following petition was submitted to the office of Prime Minister (PMOPG/E/2019/0282081) and also registered as a petition in Change.org.


Dear Sir/Madam,

At the outset, I would extend my heartfelt congratulations for the sweeping victory to Shri Narendra Modi ji and his BJP/NDA team in the recently completed lustrum festival of world’s largest democratic republic. I am proud that I have been helping out too in a very little way with my local BJP members, whatsapp group and also supporting the Mein Bhi Chowkidar concept in Twitter. I have a humble request to you to have a re-look on Animal Welfare laws in India. Most of them are very much stale, obsolete and sans any teeth/power to be enforced and implemented.

  1. If there is an injustice to a section of people they raise against the oppressors and garner support from political parties. But when a poor animal like a puppy or kitten is ill treated and/or left famished they don’t even have a voice to tell anyone and the little ones end up crying about their fate silently.
  2. Additionally when there is a run-over of a human by a vehicle it is treated as a homicide or genocide and the laws are so stringent that the perpetrator can be taken up to and beyond gallows. But running over an animal at best leads to a few rupees fine (as per books of law) which is also not levied and/or implemented by law enforcement agencies who attribute a scant respect for our furry friends. Worst is that the perpetrator is not just left scott free but the complainant started to get harassed by the perpetrator and the law enforcement agencies who view clemency towards animals as an object of sarcasm. At times an egoistic perpetrator starts to target more animals on their axe of cruelty without much respite from the law enforcement agencies.
  3. Furthermore most of the state government have options for subsidised food for the poor people like Amma Unavagam in Tamil Nadu, Indira Canteen in Karnataka to name a few. But there are so much of poor puppies and kitten starving in the streets without getting one square meal. I would like you to look into this issue and ensure that these poor dumb friends get some regular food for themselves.
  4. NDA 1.0 did a very good job in housing sector bring housing dreams quite close to any Indian. However you may be observing millions of dumb friends exposed to rain and shine. It would be great some effort is made to provide shelter to these poor dumb friends. There are weird regulations (written/unwritten) and apartments restrict people from having puppies along with them citing beguile speculations and hallucinations for reasons best known to them.
  5. Additionally when all sections of humans are allowed to use air flights, train, bus and visit temples, I do not know why animals particularly dog and kitten who are akin little babies are embargoed from using these facilities. In your previous tenure you had successfully launched 112 as a single point Emergency Service but when it comes to Emergency services for poor animals ambulances are very less and animal welfare organizations are running in shoestring budget. Human care ambulances refuses to give a lift to our furry friends. Kindly help them with some emergency assistance facilities.
  6. I sincerely appreciate your vision to safeguard girl child with schemes like Beti Bachao Beti Padao, Sukanya Samriddhi Savings Plan etc. In the similar way if we can step up awareness campaign that everyone should adopt a puppy or kitten and not buy, every dog in our Indian street would get a lovely home and a parent.
  7. The dignity of death is also not available for poor friends. When a human dies they gets so much of fan fare for his final procession and rites. But for the unfortunate dog, all they do is throw the carcass of our poor furry friends in some remote waste bin and walk off without any remorse.

I humbly request you to bless our poor dumb furry friends with some love of life and ray of hope.

Thanks and Regards,

Deepak Kumar Vasudevan


 

For a few years I have been holding this Idea Mobile number in Chennai circle. Last weeks ago I found an acute technical glitch which would have made me incurred additional expenses for no fault of fine. I was steeply running out of balance and I was trying to exercise Ask Talktime feature from my friend. The Ask Talktime feature was asking the phone number and the phrase was so incomplete that I thought it was asking my phone number and it accepted. Then it sent out a message from my own number to me asking whether I can accept talktime transfer request (precisely it is trying to transfer talktime from my account to same account at a charge). Ideally when I entered my own number it should have done a validation check that MDN is same as requesting MDN and should have stopped the process with an alert.

I have tried explaining this to Idea 198 but they do not seem to be understanding the intricate technicality of the issue and  hence before this bug takes a toll on some one else balance I have reported the same to Department of Telecommunications vide DOTEL/E/2019/14135

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.


 

I have been the user of TRAI DND 2.0 App ever since its BETA release. In my personal experiments the number using Airtel SIM alone fails to get background verified and keeps logging out after three attempts. Initially when I reported to Airtel they tried to cover it up by telling TRAI app is buggy and we need to take up the issue with TRAI. However following sequence of events prove that Airtel is intentionally blocking the verification from TRAI and hence the app is not able to background verify the numbers on their network.
xxx7856 (worked fine when using Vodafone and when ported into Airtel stopped auto verifying on the app)
xxx0796 (misbehaved when on TRAI network and when I moved out into Jio network resumed operation)
Tried a couple of other numbers using BSNL, Idea and everything works fine except numbers on Airtel network.
A note has been filed with CpGrams vide

 DOTEL/E/2019/12634

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