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Thousand’s of Mumbaikar Waiting For Justice

Anil Galgali

Sachin Tendulkar not Bat RTI info on fine he paid for Bandra bungalow.Sachin Tendulkar Refuse to give any type of information under RTI Act where he had moved into the bungalow without procuring the mandatory OC. Following a controversy over the “illegal occupancy”, the Master Blaster paid a penalty to the civic authority.

Master blaster and MP-in-waiting Sachin Tendulkar has no-balled public disclosure of his Bandra bungalow details. In particular, Tendulkar does not want the fine he paid for occupying his new home without an occupation certificate to be revealed under the RTI (Right to Information) Act. “In Sachin Tendulkar’s case, he has objected to information pertaining to his home being revealed under RTI to a third party,” the BMC said in a reply to me. I had asked the civic body for information about the fine levied on Tendulkar and the amount he paid for occupying his multi-storey bungalow on Perry Cross Road at Bandra. “Civic officials have violated the RTI Act by refusing to furnish the details bcz when any case where levies charge, that doucment automatically Become a part of Record”.Last year Tendulkar had moved into the bungalow without procuring the mandatory OC. Following a controversy over the “illegal occupancy”, the cricketer paid a penalty to the civic authority. By Misusing the The 11 (1) Rule of RTI Act “The BMC asked Tendulkar whether the information sought should be provided to the applicant. Then He  objected to furnishing of details of the fine imposed on him. Therefore, the former municipal commissioner decided against the applicant.

In this case question arises why Bmc made this RTI Third Party case bcz levied charge itself a part of official Record & Record couldn’t have Third Party claim even he or she involved. Our  NGO Athak Seva Sangh wrote to Municipal Commissioner & Complaint that Bmc officer unnecessary divert Rti plea. We also demand that if Tendulkar can get OC after pay levies then throughout Mumbai apply Tendulkar Pattern to Sanction OC to Societies & Buildings who r unable to get OC same like Tendulkar. We waiting for justice & excepted Quick move by Municipal Commissioner.

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