Interesting Stats On Arrests Of Women (Mother & Sister)

In 1930, the British govt arrested 17,000 women for their involvement in the Dandi Yatra (Salt March). During 1937 to 1947 (10 Years), they arrested 5,000 women involved in the freedom struggle. From 2004 to 2006, the govt of India arrested 90,000 women of all ages under 498A. On the average, 27,000 women per year are being arrested under this flawed law. These are stats from the NCRB

Monday, May 17, 2010

RTI NCW widows ignored

FORM-A (section 6(1) and 7(1) of the RTI Act, 2005)

1. Full Name of the Applicant:

2. Address:

3. Designation and Address of the Public Information Officer from whom information is required:

Public Information Officer,
National Commission for Women,
4, Deen Dayal Upadhayaya Marg,
New Delhi-110002.

4. Details of the document/ Inspection/ Samples required:
Referring to the details below of news about an ongoing PIL in Supreme Court on plight of widows, and also Supreme Court’s order also available at webpage link:

Kindly provide the following information related to above:
a. Is the NCW aware that the SC had said the below "To get a fair and detailed information about these widows, we request the National Commission for Women to have a comprehensive survey of the problem and file a report within three months. The report should contain the age group of widows, their family background and all other information which are materially relevant for the purpose of this case."

b. Please provide the Name and designation of all people who have been assigned to this comprehensive survey.

c. Please provide the Name and designation of all people who have been assigned to this report.

d. Was the report filed within the stipulated 3 months time as was mandated by the apex court? If no please provide the information behind such delays. If no, does the NCW have a date when the report will be filed?

e. Please state what disciplinary action the NCW has recommended against the people for not following the Supreme Court guidelines for filing the report. If no disciplinary action was taken please state the reasons thereof.

f. Did NCW send a reply to the Supreme Court for not abiding for the directions given by the court? If yes, please provide copy of the official communication / legal communication / explanation provided by the NCW for not completing this survey and submitting the report. Please provide the latest copy of the survey report even if it in progress or incomplete.

g. Please provide complete budget that was sanctioned and so far by the NCW for this survey.

h. Please provide the number of times the NCW personnel have visited Varanasi for conducting the survey.

i. Please provide detailed breakup of all expenses, incurred by each person along with the name and designation, related to Travel, Accommodation, Telephone, Meals, and any other miscellaneous expenses borne by NCW personnel in connection to this survey and subsequent report.

5. Year to which the above pertains: Refer to point 4 (a) above.

Kindly provide information to each point separately. No clubbing of points even if information is repeated.

It is submitted that the above information sought does not fall within the exemptions U/S 8 of RTI Act, 2005 and to the best of my knowledge it pertains to your esteemed office in your statutory capacity as PIO u/s 5 (1) of RTI Act read with 5(4) and 5(5) of the RTI Act, 2005.

If you feel that the requested information doesn’t come under your office, please follow the provisions of section 6 (3) of RTI Act 2005 and Kindly also intimate me i.e Applicant through registered / speed post to whom you are forwarding / transferring my application as prescribes in RTI ACT 2005.

Applicant may be supplied information under proactive disclosure under section 4 (1) (b) of RTI Act of your office / department.

Kindly provide me the name & designation of the officer who is providing this information along with the details of appellant authority along with name & designation, as there is every apprehension that the information being provided to me will not be relevant and will be misleading.

Further it is requested that the applicant (a citizen of India) would like to receive the above said information by post on the address mentioned below, within 30days (thirty days). As prescribed under the Right of Information rule /Act.
Thanking You & Regard

Your Name

Encl 1: News story in Times of India dated 11th Apr 2010 with headline “NCW ignores SC order on plight of widows”

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