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Sunday, March 29, 2015

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Gurgaon RWA takes over non-mandatory services

The Nirvana Residents’ Welfare Association has taken over non-mandatory services in Nirvana Country, a township in Sector 50, from the developer.

Nirvana RWA president Sanu Kapila said the residents’ body took over security and power backup from the developer and it was done amicably.

“It is a people-friendly decision of the administration. It never happened before in a plotted colony in Gurgaon. It empowers the residents to make their own choices and pay accordingly. For instance, we can now hire the security services as per our need and the same cannot be forced on us,” said Mr. Kapila.

The grievance of the Nirvana Country RWA was heard in Grievance Committee, chaired by Haryana Agriculture and Irrigation Minister O.P. Dhankar on February 26.

Mandatory services include water supply, drainage, common area lighting, etc., while non-mandatory services include power backup, security, horticulture, to name a few.

weith thanks : The Hindu : LINK : for detailed news.

Want to run a PG in Mohali? Get nod from RWA, neighbours

Tightening the noose on those running illegal paying guest accomodations in the city, the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) has made it mandatory for a PG owner to obtain a no-objection certificate (NOC) from the Resident Welfare Association (RWA) in the area.
As per the amended policy notified by GMADA earlier this month, in case there is no registered RWA in the area, the NOC needs to be obtained from the immediate neighbours.
There are about 600 PG accommodations running in the city, with only seven of them being registered, and even these would have to get their registrations renewed.
Further, the new notification has made it mandatory to take permission from GMADA to set up a PG accommodation. Those wanting to run a PG will need to pay `10,000 as processing fee for three-year permission to run a PG accommodation.

with thanks : Hindustan Times : LINK : for detailed news.

DC empowers Nirvana RWA, sets an example

GURGAON: In the first such order, the deputy commissioner on Thursday authorized the transfer of non-mandatory services in Nirvana Country, a township in Sector 50, from the developer to the RWA. According to the order, services such as power back-up and security should be transferred to the RWA with immediate effect. Mandatory services include water supply, drainage, common area lighting, etc while non-mandatory services are those like power backup, security and horticulture, to name a few.

Deputy commissioner T L Satyaprakash told TOI empowering residents` bodies made sense. "I think it is the developer`s responsibility to provide services. They should transfer responsibility to the RWA if the residents are not satisfied with the services provided by them," Satyaprakash said.

Appreciating the prompt action, Sanu Kapila, president of Nirvana Residents` Welfare Association (NRWA), said, "It`s a historic order. We have been demanding the transfer of services so that they can be maintained in a better manner with the active involvement of the residents." The NRWA, which has been raising the issue with the authorities for years, had taken it up during a grievances meeting with agriculture minister O P Dhankar last week.

with thanks : nyoooz : LINK : for detailed news.

Gurgaon`s first all-woman RWA

GURGAON: The International Women`s Day is all about celebrating the spirit of women who have made a difference in society, overcoming discrimination and stereotypes. An all-woman RWA, Luxotica Residents` Welfare Association in Mayfield Garden, Sector 51, is one such example. Interestingly, seven women have been managing affairs of the society for the last two years.

Though it requires a different kind of courage to take on the responsibility of affairs of a residential society, wherein RWA members have to deal with policemen, government officials, labourers and technicians on a daily basis, the group was confident enough to sail through all odds. Talking about the formation of the association, Manju, the president of the RWA, said, "When we moved to the society, we realised that most RWAs keep fighting with the builder, government officials and other residents. They also indulge in a lot of politics.

Many residents, therefore, don`t trust RWAs. We, therefore, wanted to focus on actions and resolve problems at the level of residents. So we decided to have more women to take over the responsibility of the society`s affairs.

with thanks : nyooz : LINK : for detailed news.

RWA body to decide on repoll tomorrow

NOIDA: The Federation of Noida Residents Welfare Associations (FONRWA) said on Friday that the dissolution of its election by SDM Dadri was based on "baseless" allegations. FONRWA had sent its response to the petition filed by Pyarelal Yadav to the SDM's office through deputy registrar, Meerut, with whom the association is registered.

According to FONRWA, which held a meeting on Friday on the issue, the facts with regard to the petition filed by Pyarelal Yadav were unfounded, baseless and misleading. "The allegations levelled by some persons are from people who are not members of FONRWA," said N P Singh, ex-president of the body.

FONRWA has scheduled a general body meeting for March 29 where a decision will be taken on whether to hold a re-election or to challenge the SDM's order based on a vote.

with thanks : Times of India : LINK : for detailed news.

Court suspends RWA body FONRWA, Executive Committee disappointed with the order

FONRWA Executive Committee during the meeting in Noida

A day after the local court suspended the RWAs umbrella body, Federation of Noida Resident Welfare Association (FONRWA) for electing its member in an undemocratic manner; the FONRWA body held a meeting on Friday and stated that the formation of FONRWA Executive committee is strictly in accordance with the provisions and procedures contained in the Bye-laws.

The election was challenged by 60 RWAs, represented by Pyare Lal, Sector-20 RWA president, by sending an affidavit to the deputy registrar, Meerut. According to the order FORWA failed to maintain transparency in the election.

Pyare Lal questioned the validity and the mode of the elections conducted by FONRWA. “They neither declared the date of the election nor appointed any officer and moreover, many RWA members were kept in dark about the elections, as intimidation was only done by mail just two days prior to the election,” he said.

However, FORWA’s Executive Committee refuted all the charges and even raised fingers against Pyare Lal for questioning the elections. “He is not even a FONRWA member, how can he challenge the elections. Moreover, out of 60 people who challenged the elections, only 13 are member of FONRWA. This is nothing but a political strategy,” said AN Dhawan, former-senior Vice-President.

with thanks : DNA : LINK : for detailed news.

'Disappointed' Medha Patkar resigns from AAP

Mumbai, Mar. 28 (ANI): Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader and social activist Medha Patkar on Saturday resigned from the party's primary membership and said that she does not have any regrets.
"I don't regret because it was a good experience," Patkar said.
She also said that the happenings in the party must have affected the people, who had faith in it.
"It must have affected them [the people]. I hope the people will speak out and it is not to wash the linens in public that we would like to resort to. We feel very hurt and disappointed but this was something that was being experienced time and again but person like me never came into public against the party because we always wished them well," she said.
Patkar further said nothing much could be expected from the Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP in terms of the vision of alternative politics following today's decision.
"After today's climax, nothing much can be expected from this party in terms of the vision of alternative politics of ours. We wished them well for the Delhi masses and voters, we wished that they would carry out the task to which they had committed to in their manifesto but we also appeal to the conscience of all volunteers and supporters of the AAP that this is the time to really think of what is our vision of alternative politics," she said.

with thanks : Yahoo News : LINK : for detailed news.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

3 Years After Delhi Rape, Conviction Rates Same

With controversy continuing over the ban on India’s Daughter, a British documentary on the Delhi rape case of December 2012, what has not been discussed as much is the record of the justice system in prosecuting such cases.
Only one in four rape trials leads to conviction in India, according to the latest data tabled in the Rajya Sabha. The conviction rate for rape trials was 26.4%, 24.2% and 27.1% in 2011, 2012 and 2013, respectively.
Among the reasons for low conviction rates, according to Majlis, a Mumbai-based legal advocacy, are: victims recanting statements, delays in registering a first information report, faulty investigation, indifferent prosecutors, inconsistencies and contradictions in witness statements, insensitive judges and gruelling cross-examination of even minor children by astute criminal (defence) lawyers.
India’s conviction rate is higher than developed countries, such as the United Kingdom, which recorded a conviction rate of 7% in 2011-12. The conviction rate as low as 10% in Sweden and 25% in France, according to Time magazine.
with thanks : Yahoo News : LINK : for detailed news.