Let's Unite Dwarka !! DELIMITATION exercise for MCD Wards

Let's Unite Dwarka !!
INJUSTICE to DWARKA : Are you aware of these facts: Dwarka Sub-city population is bigger than Chandigarh with approximately 15 KM Radius and 5648 Hector Area and 396 KM Road Length. Currently Dwarka Sub-City (Sector 1 to 26) is divided into 5 MCD Wards such as Ward No.135 Kakraula, 136- Matiala, 141-Bijwasan, 145-Palam, 147- Mahavir Enclave. Dwarka have over 300 CGHS and over 50 DDA Pocket RWA's.

You may also aware that Dwarka Assembly Constituency is somewhere in Dabri/Jankpuri Side and not represent Dwarka Sub-City. 

The Delhi State Election Commission announced DELIMITATION exercise for MCD Wards.
Do you agree that all Sectors of Dwarka to be under One or Two Wards Maximum.
Either divide by Road NO. 202(Central Road) or by Metro Line.
Then make all the sectors in respective side as Two Wards. One may be called South Dwarka and other North Dwarka.

Currently some of the Sectors such as 1,2,3, 7, 8 13,14 19, 21 are some other wards.

Please have your views on this.. .

Notice received from SDMC in compliance with Waste Management Rule 2016

We are happy to share with you an important Notice received from South Delhi Municipal Corporation in compliance with Waste Management Rule 2016.

All are requested to share this with respective CGHS(MC) RWA(DDA Pockets/Plots) & Market Association among the shops.

Appreciate all cooperation.

Team- DF

Waste Segregation Workshop

In today’s times where there is a general awareness on environment pollution, their cause and their adverse effect on nature and human beings, unfortunately there is little that is being done on the ground. And one of the main causes (apart from many others) for pollution is the garbage piles that all of Delhi is experiencing it.  To initiate, inculcate, sensitize and gain some knowledge of garbage segregation DF organized a workshop on waste disposal presented by Swarna Latha, yesterday i.e February 7, 2016 at Shivalik Apartments.

She made a power point presentation on waste segregation.   Explaining the different types of waste, their segregation, the health hazard and how we can give back to mother earth.  During the session, she explained how we can initiate small waste compost project at society level without much investment or even can start at home level as the first level of segregation has to be initiated at the source level (home). The interesting part of this workshop was to create manure from kitchen waste at society or at home level, which could in-turn be sold off to local market (there are vendors available). She also explained what sort of waste should go to dump yard and recycling process.  She also touched on the topic of e-waste and how this should be disposed-off.


Waste segregation and disposal is the need of the hour.  It’s a necessity.  We all should take the first step in composting our kitchen waste, which comprises of approximately 60% of the total waste that goes in the dumps. If we all start today at small level we will be able to give a better air and pollution less environment to our kids.

We would like to invite and urge all RWA’s/ CGHS Societies to make a start with a small step of composting the kitchen waste.  If you would like to organize presentation in your societies please feel free to write to us. DF would like to see residents of Dwarka to move in the direction of Zero Waste (Zero Waste means designing and managing products and processes to systematically avoid and eliminate the volume and toxicity of waste and materials, conserve and recover all resources, and not burn or bury them).

We are sure we can make it happen!

DF Team
DTC Bus Routes to Dwarka

DTC Bus Routes to Dwarka

DTC Bus Routes Nos. at Sector-1, Dwarka (Near Palam Flyover)

Bus No Route

721 – ISBT ,Ice Factory,Guru Govind Singh Marg,Arya Samaj Road,Telephone Exchange (Pusa Road) ,Rajinder Nagar R-Blk,Toda Pur ,Inder Puri,Loha Mandi ,Naraina Vihar ,Maya Puri Depot,Junk Market,Desu Colony,Dabri Village,Mangla Puri

723 – Anand Vihar Bus Terminal ,Hasan Pur Depot,Shakar Pur,Rainy Well,ITO AGCR ,Mandi House Krishi Bhawan ,Kendriya Terminal,Talkatora Garden,Bharat Sadhu Samaj,Dhaula Kuan,RR Lines,Shastri Bazar ,More Line ,Pehladpur,Palam Colony ,Mangla Puri,Amberahi Xing,Dwarka Sec-II,Mahaveer Enclave Part-III

751 – Red Fort ,Delhi Gate,Ajmeri Gate,Pahar Ganj Police Station,Sadhu Vasvani Marg,Shankar Road, West Patel Nagar ,Loha Mandi,Naraina Vihar,Maya Puri Depot,Beriwala Bagh,Hari Nagar Depot , Janak Puri C-2B,Dabri Village,Dwarka Sec-2/6 Xing,Madhu Vihar, Netaji Subhash Engg College, Kakrola JJ Cly

752 – Mori Gate Terminal ,Red Fort,Delhi Gate,Vivekanand Road,Shivaji Stadium,Kendriya Terminal Talkatora Garden ,Bharat Sadhu Samaj ,Dhaula Kuan,Airforce Hqrs, Army Public School Colony Palam Airport ,Pehladpur,Palam Colony,Palam Village,Dwarka Sec-2/6 Xing,Madhu Vihar Netaji Subhash Engg College ,Kakrola JJ Cly

764 – Najafgarh ,Nangli Sakrawati ,Kakrola Village,Kakrola Dairy ,Matiyala,Amberahi Xing Palam Village ,Palam Colony,Pehladpur,Palam Airport,Army Public School Colony,Swami Malai Mandir,IIT Hostel,IIT Gate,Panchsheel Club,Soami Nagar,OS Communication,Nehru Place Terminal

765 – Bakar Wala JJ Cly ,Baprola,DK Depot ,Najafgarh ,Nangli Sakrawati,Kakrola Village,Kakrola Dairy,Matiyala,Amberahi Xing,Palam Village,Palam Colony,Pehladpur ,Palam Airport,ArmyPublic School Colony ,Basant Village,Swami Malai Mandir,IIT Gate,Hauz Khas Terminal

778 – Inderlok Metro Station ,Zakhira,Karam Pura ,Kirti Nagar Police Station,Maya Puri Depot Junk Market ,Desu Colony,Dabri Village,Palam Village,Madhu Vihar

840 – Shivaji Stadium ,Central Secretariat,Ridge Road,Sir Ganga Ram Hospital,Telephone Exchange (Pusa Road),Rajinder Nagar R-Blk ,Toda Pur ,Inder Puri,Loha Mandi,Naraina Vihar,Maya Puri Depot ,Junk Market,Hari Nagar Depot,Janak Puri C-2B,Dabri Village,Mangla Puri

855 – Delhi Secretariat ,Delhi Gate,Ajmeri Gate,Pahar Ganj Police Station,Sadhu Vasvani Marg , Telephone Exchange (Pusa Road) ,West Patel Nagar,Moti Nagar, Raja Garden ,Mukherji Park, Tilak Nagar,Janakpuri District Center,Uttam Nagar,Janakpuri C-1, Dabri Village,Dwarka Sec-2/6 Xing,Madhu Vihar,Netaji Subhash Engg College,Kakrola JJ Cly

881 – Madhu Vihar ,Dwarka Sec-2/6 Xing ,Dabri Village,Janakpuri C-1,Uttam Nagar,Janakpuri District Center,Mjr Bhupender Singh Ngr,Sunder Vihar,Peera Garhi Chowk , Mangolpur School Saraswati Vihar C-Blk ,Pitam Pura JD-Blk ,Wazir Pur Depot,Ashok Vihar Xing ,Model Town-II GTB Nagar,Mukherji Nagar Bandh

RL-77 – New Delhi Railway Station Gate-I ,Jantar Mantar,Kendriya Terminal ,Dr RML Hospital Railway Colony ,Dhaula Kuan,RR Lines,Shastri Bazar,Kirbi Place ,Lajwanti Garden ,Desu Colony,Dabri Village ,Palam Village ,Mangla Puri

Greater Mudrika – Mori Gate Terminal,Shyam Giri Mandir,New Usman Pur Pusta No-1,Gamri Extn (Pushta No-5),Bhajanpura,Yamuna Vihar C-4,Babarpur Extn,Jyoti Colony ,GTB Hospital Dilshad Garden GT Road ,Surya Nagar,Anand Vihar Bus Terminal,Ghazipur Xing Kalyanpuri,Dallu Pura,Jhund Pura,Noida Sec-12 O-Blk,Noida Sec-19B,Noida Sec-28/29 Noida Sec-37,International School (Noida),Kalindi Kunj,Sarita Vihar Xing, Ali Village, Badarpur ,Lal Kuan,Tughlakabad Fort,Hamdard Nagar,Ambedkar Nagar Terminal, Saiyad ul Ajaib,Lado Sarai,Andehria More ,Kishangarh,Vasant Kunj Police Station Mahipalpur,Nangal Dairy,Cargo Terminal, IGI Airport,Shahbad Mohd Pur,Palam Airport Army Public School Colony ,Airforce Hqrs,Dhaula Kuan ,Bharat Sadhu Samaj,Talkatora Garden,Kendriya Terminal,Regal Cinema, Vivekanand Road,Delhi Gate,Red Fort ,Mori Gate Terminal
MoM:Meeting with DDA,Chief Engineer (Dwarka) Dated March 15, 2016

MoM:Meeting with DDA,Chief Engineer (Dwarka) Dated March 15, 2016

March17, 2016
Minutes of Meeting
Meeting with DDA,Chief Engineer (Dwarka) and his entire team
Date: March 15, 2016
Venue: DDA Manglapuri Office

Following issue was discussed:-
1. Site for Waste Disposal: Deputy Director (H) raised the issue of space for dumping wood waste resulting from garden maintenance. CE asked the officers to survey the available land at sector 24 and advised them to dump it there.
Action:-DF to follow with concerned officer
2. (ii) Watering Gardens: CE informed that electricity connection for booster pump is available in gardens at sector 11, 19, 6 & 10. The connection in sector 16 would be available in a week’s time, and for sector 5 the application has been made with BSES. CE assured that within current year arrangement shall be made for watering gardens with the help of STP. CE informed that as per order of High Court all the tube wells are to be closed down and only water released from STP is to be used.
Action:-CE to ensure supply within one month in above mentioned park and within next year in rest of the parks.
3. Manure Machines: Attention of CE was attracted towards affidavit filed by DDA with NGT about procurement of machines for conversion of garden waste into manure. It was informed that file is under process and is with Director (Horticulture) Vikas Sadan to reply the queries raised by Finance Department.
Action:-DF to follow with concerned officer
4. Potholes: CE informed that he has issued instruction to whole department to insect all the roads in Dwarka and repair all the potholes with ready mix concrete before onset monsoon.
Action:-Concerned executive Engineer
5. Civil Works in Parks: CE informed that he has directed the civil wing to take round all the parks in Dwarka, identify and undertake repair & maintenance of broken walls, walking path, grills etc. in a systematic way. This has to be started from April, 2016.
Action:-Concerned Executive Engineer
6. Water Body: On reminding him about revival of water body in sector 8, CE assured to take necessary action on urgent basis.
7. Obstructed Traffic Signals: CE directed DD(H) to inspect the effected spots along with DF team on coming Saturday and immediately take pruning of tree branches on the spot. He also directed DD(H) to procure any of the equipment/tools required for this purpose and take his direct sanction.
Action:-DF team and DD(Horticulture)
8. Tiling on road 201: Attention of CE was also attracted towards wasteful tiling work on road no. 201. The concerned engineer assured that all the obstruction like sign boards, walls etc. would be removed with in a week’s time
Action:-Concerned Engineers
9. Grass on Pavement: DF advised DDA to plant grass on the berms kuchha area on road side to improve greenery & reduce dust level. However, CE did not give any assurance on this aspect but asked concerned officer to look into.
Action:-Concerned Engineer
10. Water bill till March 2015:-Attention was sought that some of the area have still not received bill for the period March 2015.It was also highlighted that how and why DDA has charges sewer charges in the bill.It was informed by CE that bill will be issued latest by 31st March,2016.Regarding sewer charges it wad clarified that DJB has charged it from DDA and hence it was recovered from consumer’s.On issue of difficulties of new connection CE also directed concerned official to look into the issue of new connection.
11. Market Plots: Regarding DDA's Market Plots at Sector-8& Sector- 16-B, Dwarka occupied by SDMC for more than ten years (though allotted to them in 2005, only for one year on purely temporary basis), CE informed that discussions with SDMC are at final stage and matter will be sorted out soon.
12. Open Gym: regarding provision of open Gyms in the parks, CE Assured to give the estimates on the request of RWAs, further expenditure to be incurred by MP/ MLA 's budgetary provisions on their instructions.
Meeting ended with vote of thanks

List of Attendee:-
From DDA
Sri D P Sharma, Chief Engineer
Sri A K Chopra, SE CC 2
Sri Hirdesh Kumar,EE WD(6)
Sri R K Bhanwaria,EE-SWD7
Sri R K Singh,EE/SW8
Sri Naveen Walia,EE/ED5
Sri Allahabadi,EE(E)/ED10
SRI S K Sharma,EE(P)/SE8
Sri Prem Chand,DD(Horticulture)
Sri Ved Prakash,AE(E) P
Sri R A Khan,AE/WD6
From DF
Sri Sushil Kumar-President
Sri Sanjiv Goyal-Secretary
Ms Madhuri-Treasurer
Sri A S Chhatwal-Joint Secretary
Sri P Menon-Governing body member
Sri Ashok Dua-President Brahma CGHS
Press Release:Joint Survey of Dwarka Forum with DDA and Traffic Police

Press Release:Joint Survey of Dwarka Forum with DDA and Traffic Police

Dwarka Forum members Shri Sushil Kumar, Shri Arvinder Singh Chhatwal, Shri Sunil Sareen, Shri P. Menon with Shri Prem Chand, Deputy Director (Horticulture), other officials of Horticulture Division, Delhi Development Authority and Staff of Delhi Traffic Police had a Joint Survey in Dwarka Sub-City on Saturday the 19th March 2016 to find out all such traffic signals covered with leaves, causing accidents.

Dwarka Forum showed all such traffic signals covered with leaves to the concerned officials. The Residents of Dwarka Sub-City also participated and described the problems being faced to the team. It was found that large numbers of traffic signals are affected. Deputy Director (Horticulture) has very kindly assured the pruning of leaves as per rules at the earliest. Dwarka Forum thanked Delhi Development Authority and Delhi Traffic Police of Dwarka Sub-City for their efforts.
Meeting on Waste Segregation and Composting by NCR Waste Matter

Meeting on Waste Segregation and Composting by NCR Waste Matter

Dwarka Forum's photo.
DF attended a meeting on Waste Segregation and Composting hosted by a group called NCR Waste Matter. It was very interesting to know there are now so many vigilant and nature loving people who are so caring for mother earth. We need to start the project in Dwarka and need peoples participation in a big way. The kitchen waste constitutes almost 60% of the total waste generated which can be composted. We want Dwarka residents full participation in this exercise. Would like to hear from all!
'Our waste is our responsibility, Segregate the waste 3 way - 2bins and 1 bag. Red bin for Reject waste, Green bin for organic waste and the bag for dry waste. An e-waste bin could be placed in a common access area like the RWA office or community room.'

'Segregate the waste 3 way - 2bins and 1 bag. Red bin for Reject waste, Green bin for organic waste and the bag for dry waste. An eswaste bin could be placed in a common access area like the RWA office or community room. 2bin1bag.in'

A day of sharing and learning. When the 'I' is dropped from the mission... The mission is to move the waste from more to 'reduce', 'reuse' and 'recycle'. A congregation of waste-buffs from Delhi-NCR.. with a mission to move our love for composting beyond our homes to our cities by sharing the 'story of waste' - its causes, implications and possible solutions. The mission is to let the Earth breathe... just the way it was meant to be. 2bins1bag.in was a resource shared freely to gain knowledge. The heart cannot thank the team out there enough for all the years of hard work.

Dwarka Forum's photo.
Dwarka Forum's photo.
Dwarka Forum's photo.

 Thanks to all you wonderful people for making this an enriching morning full of promises... Lets move on and take this forward - Keshav Jaini, Swarna Latha , Vibha Sachdev, Madhuri Rawat Varshney, Karuna Sharma, Neena Dhawan, Sudha Raj, Radhika Chikhalikar, Swati Kittur, Sudha Iyer, Krishan Kalra, Jean Saldanha, Soniya Jandwani Baveja, Simran Issar, Amit Krishn Gulati.

When can penalty be imposed on PIO Under RTI ACT

When can penalty be imposed on PIO Under RTI ACT

When can penalty be imposed on PIO Under RTI ACT


There are multiple discussions and request over our forum asking “When can penalty be imposed on PIO” for not providing information, false and malafide information e.t.c However, one should be clear about the cases on which such Penalty can be imposed by Central Information Commission or state Information Commission.
The provision relating to Penalty under RTI Act is dealt under section 20 (1) of RTI Act. Thus according to section 20 (1) the Penalties will only lie on the following grounds:
  1. refusal to receive an application
  2. delay in supply of information
  3. Malafidely denied the request for information
  4. knowingly giving incorrect, incomplete or misleading information;
  5. destroyed information which is the subject of the request or obstruct in any manner in furnishing the information.
Though the Act states that the burden of proving that PIO acted reasonably and diligently shall be on the Public Information Officer. [CIC/OIC/A/2006/00637 Dated. 04.07.2008) " Therefore, it can be interpreted by the Information Commissioner that the PIO "knowingly" committed his actions of omission or commission, and it is for the PIO to produce evidence that he did so unknowingly. However, CIC has many a times interpreted in favor to PIO stating that "If there was no malafide in denial of information in servicing requests for information and that the refusal stems from a genuine conviction within the public authority that the information was exempted from disclosure, the CIC has not imposed the penalty.
Further, remember that Section 7(1) allows only for 30 days for responding to an application under the RTI Act from the date of receipt to the date of dispatch of the information. It does not allow for 30 working days. [Decision on 07th May, 2008, Adjunct to appeal No. CIC/WB/A/2007/00274 dt 10 -03- 2007]
You should read our Guide segment on this topic: What are the Penalty and Compensation provisions under the RTI Act 2005. There is a fantastic article available over CIC titled: “LESSONS FROM PENALTIES IMPOSED BY CIC” written by Sh. T N Krishnamoorthi, Deputy Chief Engineer, Andaman Harbour Works. He has compiled a lot of good information about Penalty in reference to RTI Act. We are quoting few of them here:
In the following explanations, Reply, statements & Comments furnished by the Public Information Officers (PIO) / Deemed PIO’s were not accepted by the CIC during hearing on the issue of delay in furnishing information under RTI Act.
  1. There was a “System failure” and nobody could be identified and made accountable for the delay in replying to the RTI
    application. [ C IC/OK/C/2006/00 147 dated, 01st March, 2007 ]
  2. PIO cannot take a recourse that the applicant is satisfied with the information and therefore no Penalty be levied upon him. Commission pointed out that the views of the applicant cannot be a reasonable cause for dropping penalty proceedings against the PIO.
    [ CIC/OK/A/2006/00400 dated, 18th May, 2007]
  3. The Commission takes strong exception for terming an RTI applicant as an irritant. [ CIC/OK/C/2006/00134 dated, 13th September, 2007]
  4. Ignorance of the RTI Act is not a reasonable cause for delay in supply of information. [CIC/OK/C/2006/00 208 dated, 13th September, 2007]
  5. The Plea by the CPIO that delay was entirely due to the failure of  junior officer is being taken rather routinely. CPIO’s claim  that he had sought assistance from ‘X’ under Section 5 (4) cannot be sustained as ‘X’ was a part of the CPIO’s office and he could not be treated either as a holder of information or an independent functionary. [ CIC/AT/C/2008/00121 dated, 01st October, 2008]
The following explanations, Reply, statements & Comments furnished by the Public Information Officers (PIO) / Deemed PIO’s were accepted by the CIC during hearing as reasonable cause under RTI Act and drops the penalty proceedings.
  1. The custodies of the information stated that he had denied the information with the approval of his administrative head. Since, the information was denied under the directions of the Administrative Head, the commission exonerates him from levy of penalty. [CIC/OK/C/2006/00139 dated, 6th November, 2007]
  2. The PIO submitted that the delay was caused because he had to collect the information from several departments.  [CIC/OK/A/2006/00839 dated, 29th September, 2008]
  3. The Commission taken lenient view on the number of days the PIO was temporary duty at different places during the delayed period. [ C IC/OK/C/2006/00 147 dated, 01st March, 2007 ]

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