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Corporation yet to maintain registers for RTI

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The Hindu      25.07.2016  

Corporation yet to maintain registers for RTI

Greater Chennai Corporation has failed to maintain each of the five registers relating to RTI Act.

Following reports relating to denial of information by officials under RTI Act 2005, the State government has asked Greater Chennai Corporation to maintain the five registers pertaining to various aspects of RTI queries by residents. According to estimates by officials, just 50 per cent of the RTI queries by residents in the past year were answered.

As the State Information Commission was unable to compile a list of RTI queries relating to problems in providing information, the preparation of a comprehensive annual report by the State Information Commission has been delayed. The five registers to be maintained by the Corporation include RTI petition register, register of payment of fees and charges under RTI fees rules, register of first appeal, register of penalty and disciplinary action and register of compensation.

Last Updated on Monday, 25 July 2016 09:35
 

Flex banners banned in Namakkal municipal limits

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The Hindu        21.07.2016  

Flex banners banned in Namakkal municipal limits

With unauthorised flex banners and other advertisement materials causing traffic congestion on the roads in the town, the district administration has banned all such materials in the municipal limits from July 22.

An all-party meeting was held here on Tuesday to discuss the road safety measures. Chaired by Namakkal Revenue Divisional Officer M. Kannan, K.P.P. Baskar MLA, municipal officials, traders and members of various political parties participated in the meeting.

The issue of frequent traffic congestion on Park Road near Uzhavar Santhai, near Bus Stand and Salem Road corner was discussed.

Participants said that erecting of large size flex banners consume more space and also pose a threat to road users.

The issue of shopkeepers encroaching road space outside Uzhavar Santhai that causes congestion in the morning hours was also discussed.

It was decided to close the entry point on the Park Road. It was decided to ban erecting flex banners in the municipal limits from July 22 and remove the existing banners in the next two days.

From 10 p.m. to 8 a.m. sand-laden lorries and other heavy vehicles were allowed to pass through the town to join the Trichy Road. However, with poor monitoring in place, lorries enter even during the day time causing much hardship to the road users. Hence, public sought monitoring of the lorries that enter during day time.

An all-party meeting was held on Tuesday to discuss road safety measures

 

Record number of birth, death certificates issued

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The Hindu     11.07.2016 

Record number of birth, death certificates issued

The Corporation despatched a record number of 430 birth and death certificates on a single day on Saturday. The Corporation has urged the people to submit applications for the certificates directly at the corporation office, without approaching middlemen. The corporation will send the birth certificates to the applicants by post within three days. The applicants have been directed to attach a self-addressed envelope along with the applications. The sources said that many applications are received daily for the correction of names in certificates. This takes some time, the sources added.

 


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