Thursday, March 31, 2011

Priyadarshini Vihar fed up with the choked sewers

The residents of Priyadarshini Vihar are fed up with the choked sewers, which flows back through the WC.  RWA is also fed up trying to complain;  8 out of 10 times  the phones are not attended by the JE, AE or the EE.  Written complaints have also been  sent to the SE with cc to Chief Engineer, without any effect.  It is despite the fact that the public is paying  a heavy sewerage charge with their water bills. 
2 times out of then, when the phones are attended, the DJB workers come and clear the affected sewer with bamboo sticks temporarily.  After a few months, the sewers get blocked again, because proper cleaning of the entire system with machines is not done.  I think, there is a need to knock at the door of the Chairperson (who is the CM) or the CEO of DJB and tell them to set their house in order or else people will stop paying the water bills. I request the President of the EDRWAs Joint Front to arrange a meeting and let us go as a delegation.  I am sure, this problem is not limited to Priyadarshini Vihar only.
Ram Gupta
General Secretary
Priyadarshini Vihar RWA

Mohali Cricket Match - Pics


CONGRATULATIONS  !  What a performance of the Indian Team ! We are proud of you !
Best of wishes for 2nd April. We must get the cup after beating Pakistan in this historical win.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

RWC Logo

Delhi Mayor Prithvi Raj Sawhney yesterday unveiled the logo and a dedicated website for the recently launched scheme for resident ward committees -

Mayor unveils logo, website for resident ward committee

New Delhi, Mar 29 (PTI) Delhi Mayor Prithvi Raj Sawhney today unveiled the logo and a dedicated website for the recently launched scheme for resident ward committees, which will work as consultative bodies for local-level development. The corporation had announced the scheme for formation of RWCs earlier this month and said it will boost public participation in civic decision-making. As per the scheme, the RWCs will comprise one representative from each registered residents welfare association within a municipal ward, apart from the area junior engineer (works), sanitary inspector and section officer (horticulture). The councillors will chair the committees. The new website - - will have all details about the scheme and RWAs can download application forms, rules and regulations. The MCD has already issued a public notice for commencement of the scheme and said the RWAs can send a letter of nomination along with application for registration to the Chief Coordinator of RWC Management Cell under the Mayor's office. The forms must be submitted by April 15, it said. The website will also be managed by the RWC Cell. The Mayor said the link of the website will soon be made available on the MCD's site. Sawhney said the logo of RWC - made in a honeycomb pattern with a base line 'Citizens Make a City' - represents dialogue, interaction and engagement, and signifies coming together of the people towards a purpose. He said the logo was a reflection of the importance that the MCD gives to involvement of citizens in building of a city. The United Residents Joint Action (URJA), the RWA wing of NGO People's Action, has been asked to assist the Mayor's Office in execution of the scheme. Sawhney said though most of the councillors involve RWAs while deciding on development works in their areas, the new panels will "institutionalise" this system. The panels, which will meet once a month, will give suggestions on development plans and help prioritise their needs. The Mayor said the move will aid the councillors in conducting area development work in a smooth way. Leader of MCD House Subhash Arya said RWCs will act as a bridge among people, elected representatives and corporation.He had earlier said RWCs will be empowered to give suggestions on various works in the area costing up to Rs 30 lakh. Members of RWAs present at the launch felt the scheme can be beneficial. "RWAs and councillors can definitely bring a change through this scheme if they want," said Rupak Vaish, resident of GK-I and URJA representative, while New Rajinder Nagar RWA general secretary D M Narang felt it is an initiative on the lines of "bhagidari", which will benefit all.

with thanks : IBNlive : link above for detailed news.

Monday, March 28, 2011

East Delhi RWAs Joint Front

Dear Mr. Vohra ji,

I had been out of station for about a week. No sooner on my arrival I went through your number of mails. Noted the contents. You are no doubt doing an yeoman service to RWAs etc. and we find them very useful. 

My long standing wish of meeting all RWAs in batches, colony-wise, hear their outstanding issues to be resolved, collate all of them and present them to the authorities concerned, department-wise, when we meet the officials concerned at a pre-arranged meeting, which need not be attended to by all representatives of RWAs, but only a selected representatives, without fear or favour, based on their response within a fixed time-limit, which you may fix.  
The RWAs may be informed to send their grievances, all of general in nature, department-wise, either through e-mail or in a printed form (in duplicate) to your address by speed post. We could then call them one by one on a fixed time and date to interact, understand and assimilate their problems and prepare a memoranda, concise but comprehensive, topic-wise and department-wise, for presentation to the officials concerned at the highest level, with a target time fixed by mutual consent, for resolving the problems. This way we could achieve many things, which will no doubt, I am quite sanguine, will further enhance the East Front status and standing and RWAs will appreciate the sterling and pivotal role being played!!

Hope I will get a response to this outstanding and longstanding request at the earliest.

With best regards and wishes and blessings,

TK Balu
Secretary/RBECHS/Anand Vihar

comments : 

Mr.Balu is very correct. Some problems are common to all. All of want provision of CCTV CAMERAS IN BUSY MARKETS, Know fate of murder or robbery cases thana wise, say how many solved and how otheres are progressing. No system of getting complaints about high mast lighting attended in parks or commercial complexes. Since our blog is recognised all over DELHI, authorities will find difficult to ignore what we say.
kk ghei

cleanliness of the city

Comments of members of EDRWAsJF, RWABhagidari blog as well subscribers of the blog are being awaited.

dear shri vohra,

i have been a resident of delhi for the past 40 years and compared what used to be a beautiful city, i am shocked at the present state of the city. every one is talking about making the place livable but no one is ready to actually do anything and in turn they expect the government to do.

i run a NGO and wish to do our bit for the city. as you know, there used to be many guide maps at every colony gate and it was easy to go to any address you want easily without consulting anyone. today these guide maps are pasted with ad handouts, posters of politicians, the lot. this is the same case with public information boards like road names, important boards etc.

we plan to clean up all the public spaces. this email is basically to get your opinion on what we propose to do, as without community approval, we will be sitting ducks when interested parties will object to what we do.

there is a law to prevent defacement of public places which neither the civic authorities use nor the police, resulting in dirty street signs defaced by hooligans. we also plan to bring the offenders to book by filing trespass cases on your behalf under the necessary provisions of the law.

if our proposal comes through, we will seek your cooperation in identifying the spots to clear in each area.

with best regards
k m iyer

Sunday, March 27, 2011

RWC formation - But why a contradiction - Clarification sought :


RWC Secretariat under the Mayor’s Office, 
Municipal Corporation of Delhi
Town Hall,  

Regarding : RWC formation

Dear Sir,

While appreciating your efforts in the formation of the RWC, we have to seek a few clarifications as below :

1. The Rules say that :
  1. The RWC will be constituted by nomination of one member each from each Registered RWA within the ward.
  2. There will be no limit to number of RWAs so represented as long as they are registered for the formation of the RWC.
But the Application Form says that :
Two RWAs from the same colony will not be accepted. In such cases both RWAs may propose a suitable consensus candidate for nomination to the RWC.

2. The Rules say that :
  1. Only RWAs that have been registered  OR  in operation for at least two years are eligible.
But the Application Form says that :
We are a registered society in operation for longer than two years*. Kindly register the name of our Association/Society in the formation of Residents Ward Committee [RWC] of our Municipal Ward with the RWC Secretariat under the Mayor’s Office, Municipal Corporation of Delhi, Town Hall, Delhi.
 While seeking the clarifications on these two points from your office, may we request you to give us time for meeting with you in this regard. Members of our "East Delhi RWAs Joint Front", have a lot of expectations from you.

With best regards,

B S Vohra
East Delhi RWAs Joint Front
F-19/10, Krishna Nagar, Delhi - 110051

    Application to be submitted for RWC registration .....

    Resident Ward Committee
    An initiative under the Mayor’s Office, Municipal Corporation of Delhi in collaboration
    with People’s Action and United Residents Joint Action [URJA] of Delhi

    For registration of RWA & Nomination of member to the Residents Ward Committee (RWC)

    To                                                                                                            Date:……………………………
    The Chief Coordinator
    RWC Management Cell  
    Mayor’s Office
    Municipal Corporation of Delhi
    Town Hall, Chandni Chowk, Delhi-100006
    Tel: +91-11-23937924

    Dear Sirs
    We are a registered society in operation for longer than two years*. Kindly register the name of our Association/Society in the formation of Residents Ward Committee [RWC] of our Municipal Ward with the RWC Secretariat under the Mayor’s Office, Municipal Corporation of Delhi, Town Hall, Delhi.

    [Name of Ward]……………………………………………………………….. [Number]………………………..

    > Application Form 1B on 2nd page of this document marked [b]: Please fill in CAPITAL LETTERS.
    [a] Annexures:
    [  ] * Photocopy of the Registration certificate is attached. [please tick, if attached]


    1. In the event that the RWA is an unregistered body but in operation for more than two years from this date, and which can be verified, please mention the same here along with evidence.
    2. Please note that disputes will not be entertained in the matter of nominations to the RWC which must be settled independently within and by the RWA concerned. As a mater of procedure, the signatures of the President and Secretary will be considered adequate to accept the nomination.
    3. Two RWAs from the same colony will not be accepted. In such cases both RWAs may propose a suitable consensus candidate for nomination to the RWC.
    4. A copy of the Rules & Regulations may be procured from the RWC MC in the Mayor’s office, or downloaded from 
    5. For more information, clarifications or assistance, please contact Atul Goyal on 9868148896, Wing Commander Chadda on 9312626900 or Ashutosh Dikshit on 9811048864

    [b] Particulars of the Association/Society
    [Please fill all particulars in capitals]

    Name of Association/Society:……………………………………………………………………………………….
    Registration No………………………………………………………….Dated:…………………………………….
    Mailing Address:………………………………………………………………………………………………………
    Contact Number: Landline:………………………………………Mobile:………………………………………….
    Name of President:………………………………………………………………………                
    Name of Secretary:………………………………………………………………………

    [c] Name of the Nominee to the RWC on behalf of the Association/Society:

    Mr/Ms………………………………………………………… ………………………….
    Residential Address…………………………………………………………………………………………………..

    [d] Validation:

    Signature of the President: …………………………………………………………………….

    Signature of the Secretary: ……………………………………………………………………..

    Seal of the Association/Society: ……………………………………………………………….

    RWC - Memorandum of Understanding .....

    Rules & Regulations governing the formation and operation of the

    People’s Action
    Campaign Office: 24, Feroze Gandhi Road, Lajpat Nagar-III, New Delhi-110 024

    Tel: 91-11-29833118   Fax: 91-11-29831976

    Gurgaon: C-1927, Sushant Lok-1, Gurgaon 122 002 Tel: 95124-4046905

    Rules & Regulations governing the formation and operation of the

    Resident Ward Committee [RWC].

    1. The Resident Ward Committee [RWC] will be set up to reflect the spirit of the 74th Amendment of the Constitution of India in the context of local self government and devolution of powers.
    2. The RWC will embody tenets of empowerment of local bodies, inducing transparency enhancing efficiency in the functioning of the Municipality.
    3. The RWC will act as a consultative committee and work in cooperation with the local elected Councillor for the development of the Ward as a whole in the spirit of public participation.
    4. The RWC will be constituted by nomination of one member each from each Registered RWA within the ward.
    5. There will be no limit to number of RWAs so represented as long as they are registered for the formation of the RWC.
    6. There will be a limit of only one nominated person from each RWA.
    7. Only RWAs that have been registered or in operation for at least two years are eligible,
    8. Nominated member will be selected after a resolution nominating the said member to represent the RWA on the RWC.
    9. The tenure of the Nominated member will be for one year ending each year on March 31st until a new member or a re-nomination is enacted by the RWA through a similar process. Two consecutive terms will not be permitted.
    10. The RWC will be registered with the MCD as the official consultative group from the ward and will receive a Registration Number reflecting its official status from the Mayor’s office.
    11. The RWC will meet at least once every month on any date designated by agreement and directed by Convenor of the RWC
    12. The Councillor will be the Chairman of the Committee.
    13. The Committee will select a Convenor by consensus.
    14. The Convenor will schedule meetings, draw up agenda, maintain minutes and exercise conduct of the meetings. The minutes recorded shall go to the Mayor’s Secretariat, Chairman Standing Committee of the ward and the Zonal Deputy Commissioner for action.
    15. The expenses of all such meetings will be borne by the Councillor through his/her office and expended through the Convenor or any such person that the Convenor authorizes.
    16. Refreshments costs of the meeting will not exceed Rs. 20 per member of the RWC.
    17. The meeting will be held at any convenient location within the ward where all members of the RWC can sit in a roundtable format only. [No other seating arrangement is permissible]
    18. No other person apart from authorised members of the RWC may attend the meeting. The Councillor will be allowed one secretarial aide/support staff. Any decisions that need to be communicated to the media may be done only after the meeting at a press briefing.
    19. Junior Engineer (maintenance) / Sanitary Inspector may be nominated as nodal representatives of the ward by MCD. They may be present in the meetings.
    20. The Chairman/Councillor will act on recommendations made by the RWC and an assessment of accomplished targets will be taken at every subsequent meeting and either carried over or deleted from subsequent agenda points.
    21. RWC will deal with ‘collective objectives’ of the ward on priority. Specific issues of RWAs will only be taken on record at RWC meetings, for individual resolutions outside of the purview of the RWC and done in normal course.
    22. The RWC will end its official tenure after one year each year on March 31st
    23. The end of the tenure of each RWC will be marked with an AGM where members of all RWAs will be invited to attend a public meeting.
    24. At the AGM the Councillor/Convenor will read out the Annual Report of actions performed, initiatives taken targets met or unmet or rolled over.
    25. The Mayor’s Office will monitor the performance of the RWC based on frequency of filed agenda minutes, number of meetings, presence of Councillor in meetings, jobs allocated, targets met and AGM’s held and informal as well as formal feedback.
    26. RWCs will be evaluated by a panel of eminent persons for best performance by a local body and awards at an annual gathering will be given to deserving RWCs every year.

    Registration of RWAs for formation of Resident Ward Committee [RWC] by MCD

    MCD has given a Public Notice in the Newspapers on 27.03.2011 for Registraion of all Resident Welfare Associations of Delhi for commencement of the Resident Ward Committee [RWC] Scheme.  RWC will be
    constituted in each ward through the following procedure :

    1. All registered RWAs must nominate one representative to the RWC.
    2. Letter of nomination from the concerned RWA on RWA letterhead stamped and   approved must be sent along with the application for registration addressed to the Chief Coordinator RWC Management Cell
    under the Mayor's office at the address given on the Application Form.
    3. Application Form must be submitted by 15th APRIL, 2011.

    Application Form can be collected from the respective Deputy Commissioner Offices of all Zones or the Mayor's Office between office hours. RWAs can also log on to and download the Applicaion Form.

    D K Gupta, Advocate
    V. President - EDRWAsJF

    Saturday, March 26, 2011

    Please observe Earth Hour

    Earth Hour started in 2007 in Sydney, Australia when 2.2 million individuals and more than 2,000 businesses turned their lights off for one hour to take a stand against climate change. Only a year later and Earth Hour had become a global sustainability movement with more than 50 million people across 35 countries/territories participating. Global landmarks such as the Sydney Harbour Bridge, CN Tower in Toronto, Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, and Rome’s Colosseum, all stood in darkness, as symbols of hope for a cause that grows more urgent by the hour.

    In March 2009, hundreds of millions of people took part in the third Earth Hour. Over 4000 cities in 88 countries/territories officially switched off to pledge their support for the planet, making Earth Hour 2009 the world’s largest global climate change initiative.

    On Saturday 27 March, Earth Hour 2010 became the biggest Earth Hour ever. A record 128 countries and territories joined the global display of climate action. Iconic buildings and landmarks from Asia Pacific to Europe and Africa to the Americas switched off. People across the world from all walks of life turned off their lights and came together in celebration and contemplation of the one thing we all have in common – our planet.

    Earth Hour 2011 will take place on Saturday 26 March at 8.30PM (local time). This Earth Hour we want you to go beyond the hour, so after the lights go back on think about what else you can do to make a difference. Together our actions add up.

    Please Switch off the LIGHTS today between 8:30pm to 9:30pm to observe Earth Hour to save our planet. 

    With Best Regards

    B S Vohra
    East Delhi RWAs Joint Front

    Friday, March 25, 2011

    Wonder Treatment

    During a lecture on Essential Oils, they told us  how  the  foot soles can absorb oils. Their example: Put garlic on your  feet  and  within 20 minutes you can 'taste' it.
    Some of us have used Vicks VapoRub for years  for  everything  from chapped lips to sore toes and many body parts  in  between.  But I've never heard of this. And don't laugh, it works 100%  of  the  time, although the scientists who discovered it aren't sure why.  

    To stop  night time coughing in a child (or adult as we found  out  personally),  put Vicks VapoRub generously on the soles of your  feet,  cover  with socks, and the heavy, deep coughing will stop in about  5  minutes  and stay stopped for many, many hours of relief. Works 100%  of  the  time and is more effective in children than even very  strong  prescription  cough medicines. In addition it is extremely soothing  and  comforting  and they will sleep soundly.
    Just happened to tune in A.M. Radio and picked up  this  guy  talking about why cough medicines in kids often do more harm  than  good,  due to the chemicals in them This method of using Vicks VapoRub  on  the  soles of the feet was found to be more effective than  prescribed  medicines  for children at bed time. In addition it seems to have  a  soothing  and calming effect on sick children who then went on to  sleep  soundly.
    My wife tried it on herself when she had a very  deep  constant  and persistent cough a few weeks ago and it worked 100%!  She  said  that it felt like a warm blanket had enveloped her,  coughing  stopped  in a few minutes.So she went from; every few  seconds uncontrollable  coughing, she slept cough-free for hours every night  she  used  it.
     If you have grandchildren, pass this on. If you end  up sick, try it yourself and you will be amazed at how it works.

    Major Mehar Sood

    Earth Hour .....

    VARWA will also join the movement to protect our environment and the Planet  by observing EARTH HOUR on March 26, 2011,and switch off our lights for one hour -  8:30 pm to 9:30 pm.
    Thanks regards

    Vinayak Apartment RWA
    Sant Nagar Burari

    Earth Hour .....

    Dear all,
    SCI will be celebrating Earth hour on 26th March Masjid Moth Phase-1 Prizes have been sponsered by HT ,WWF and Just my Neighbour.We request other colonies also to join the campaign in order to spread awareness on the importance of energy conservation and ways and means of protecting our environment,

    Warm regards

    Mrs Ranju Minhas
    Gen Secretary
    SHIELD ,citizens initiative.

    Earth Hour Contest by Hindustan Times


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    10.  The winners shall be required to produce/submit photo identity/address proof and RWA registration as and when required by HTML. The winners may be required to sign the Terms and Conditions herein before accepting the prize. In case false/fake identification details are submitted, the concerned participant/winner shall be disqualified immediately from the contest.
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    Thursday, March 24, 2011


    Sir, pardon my way of thinking. No dearth of persons opposing hydro projects or neuclear sources of power.
    Fossil resources are dwindling throughout world. America and other intelligent nations are not touching their gas resources but are willing to spend much higher price on petrolium products from arabian countries, wage war just for the sake of resources. We, in INDIA are falling in their trap.No dearth of sold or otherwise persons who are opposing any form of addition in power capacity.BECAUSE they are not affected, shedding of 12 hours of electricity has no meaning to them.
    We have moved away from animal power. Do we want to go to our original state or we want to move ahead and be counted in the reasonably advanced nations.


    We are not against the Nuclear Reactors for Power. Infact now only these sources are available for countries like India. But the point of Contradiction is that it should not be installed in the areas PRONE TO EARTHQUAKE. The said area has got over 92 Earthquakes in the last 20 years. Just think the fate of Japan. Today also a massive Earthquake has hit Myanmar & who is next ?????

    One of the biggest nuclear reactors planned in Jaitapur, Maharashtra is in an earthquake prone zone !

    Are you in Delhi on Friday, March 25th? If you are, then you should join me and several others marching to the Parliament to protest against India’s nuclear ambitions. I will also deliver the petition against the nuclear power plant in Jaitapur, signed by thousands like you to the Prime Minister’s Office.

    Register for the march to Parliament here
    While the rest of the world is seriously reviewing its nuclear power plants post Japan, the Indian government is only downplaying the risks of a nuclear accident in the country. One of the biggest nuclear reactors planned in Jaitapur, Maharashtra is in an earthquake prone zone [1] and will use untested technology. [2] Can you imagine a Japan-like situation and the way it would be handled here?

    On March 25th people from all walks of life are marching to the Parliament, to tell the government that the people of this country do not support dangerous technology. Join this march to tell the government that it can’t put our lives at risk. More people will make a bigger impact.

    Register here:

    Here are the details about the march:

    Date: 25th March, 2011 Friday
    Time: 12.00 noon
    Venue: Assemble at the Sahitya Academy Lawns, Mandi House and then march towards Jantar Mantar.

    See you at the march.

    Thanks a billion!

    Photo of Karuna Raina
    Karuna Raina
    Nuclear Campaigner
    Greenpeace India

    Greenpeace India

    The forwarded message from Ms Karuna Raina of Greenpeace India is self-explanatory.  I urge you all to oppose setting up of one of the biggest nuclear reactors at Jaitpur (Maharashtra), which will be located in the earthquake prone area, and try to avoid a Japan- like tragedy in our country.   Please sign the petitition as directed in the message below; and if you are available join the march to Parliament tomorrow (25th March).
    Ram Gupta
    General Seceretary
    Priyadarshini Vihar RWA

    Wednesday, March 23, 2011


    Do you remember a movie where ELIZBETH TAYLOR PLAYED Queen cleopatra?
    But i do..because i went to egypt to see cleo tomb.
    I went of all the known places to ALEXENDRIA where there is neither the tomb of ALEXENDER THE GREAT or cleeo.
    Soome say during hour of defeat she allowed a cobra to bite her breast
    aand her lover killed himself.
    BUT i just cannot forget acting of LIZ.
    So forget my third large ppeg of blender's pride and i know fully well that this is a blog for serious matters.
    Laazzim hai dimaag se kaam lenaa
    kabhee kabhee dil se bhee kuch kehna chaahiyie
    kk ghei senior vice president EDRWAJF

    EARTH HOUR to be Observed at Priyadarshini Vihar

    Dear Sir,
    Priyadarshini Vihar RWA has commtted to join the movement to protect our environment and the Planet  by observing EARTH HOUR on March 26, 2011.  We have requested all our residents to switch off their lights for one hour -  8:30 pm to 9:30 pm, and come out in parks where the RWA will organize interesting events, such as, Antakshri, songs, jokes and may be dancing around a bonfire.
    Hindustan Times has partnered with WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature) and JustMy Neighbour
    and will give away suitable prizes to winning residents.  RWAs will also be awarded for best-organized events during the Earth Hour. 
    R. N. Guprta
    General Secretary
    Priyadarshini Vihar RWA

    Tuesday, March 22, 2011

    Nice to read MCD would remove old cars BUT..

    The saying is that the best government is that which governs the least. Could any body explain this please.
    As far as MCD or DELHI GOVERNMENT IS CONCERNED, they believe in no governance at all.
    EXAMPLE ...several posts on our rwa blog. These posts do not dent the zeal of officers to ignore existing laws or procedures.
    In hearing on 14th march 2011 in the chairman of PGC, MCD and DDA admitted they do not have original layout cum setback plan of MADHUVAN and PREET VIHAR.
    These plans were required to fix the boundaries of MADHUVAN AND PREET VIHAR to locate the vanished 15 ft public road behind houses 68 to 77 on east side. The sublease photo copies mention clearly existence of above road on east side of above houses.
    Inteterstingly, not only lay out plan of MADHUVAN but individual houses building plans were saanctioned and completion certificates issued by DDA.
    Joint inspection team recorded that all above mentioned houses rear or back doors open in UNIVERSAL PUBLIC SCHOOL SIDE. in PREET VIHAR.
    Several examples like existence of ILLEGAL TAXI STANDS WHICH SEND ONLY PRIVATE CARS AS TAXIS, thus defrauding legitimate tax to government can be cited.
    But then who cares if existing shops in even CC MARKETS OF MADHUVAN AND PREET VIHAR ARE SUBDIVIDED, or heavy vehic;es like buses and trucks are allowed to be parked just opposite to POLICE STATION OF PREET VIHAR.
    It is no use adding laws which look attractive on paper but not implemented.

    KK GHEI Senior Vice President EDRWASJF


    With such good wishes life is bound to be comfortable,happy,prosperous and enjoyable. Only point we have to remember is that while we are all well placed in life there are lakhs of people in East Delhi who do not enjoy minimum comforts by way of roti,kapda,makhan. If each one of us  decide to do something solid in this matter,God will be immensely satisfied and Bless us more and more.
    Amen, Dadhastu
    Prof. S. Sitaraman
    Senior Vice President, Ritnand Balved Education Foundation (RBEF)
                                           (An Umbrella Organisation of Amity Educational Institutions)
    Director, Amity Foundation for Ayurvedic Sciences
    Director, Amity Centre for Yoga & Meditation
    Director, Amity Centre for Guidance & Counselling

    Earth Hour is on this Saturday ! Kindly Switch Off Your LIGHTS !!

    REQUEST :     
    Earth Hour is on Saturday,  the 26th March from 08-30 PM To 09-30 PM.   For Better Environment, Kindly Switch Off  Your LIGHTS.

    For more details on Earth Hour:  Please VISIT/ Click:  . Also kindly put this Message  about Earth Hour on all your mails to  your mailing group to  bring awareness for all.

    Thanks & Warm Regards

    Major Sood.

    Sunday, March 20, 2011

    Happy holi .....

    Holi ke Rang Aap ke Parivar aur Aap ke jivan mein Khusian hi Khusian Laye.

    Happy Holi

    Bhai Surjit singh
    Councillor Mayur Vihar 1

    Happy holi .....

    Holi ki Shubh kamnayen.

    B L Sharma " Prem "
    Sandeep Ahuja

    Happy holi .....

    Gujio ki mahak, Rango ki Bahar,
    Holi ka tyohar aane ko taiyar,
    Thodi si masti, thoda sa pyar,
    Rango se bhara rahe aapka sansar.

    Happy Holi

    Samarpit NGO

    Happy holi .....

    Rang udaye pichkari, rang se rang jaye duniya sari,
    holi ke rang aapke jeevan ko rang dein, ye shubh kamna hamari.

    Happy Holi
    Anil Sindhwani

    Happy holi .....

    May this Holi bring u Vibrant colours in ur life.
    Happy Holi 2 u n ur family.

    D K Gupta, Advocate
    President- Bhola Nath Nagar JRWA

    Happy Holi .....

    Best wishes to you and your Family for a Holi
    filled with sweet moments and memories to cherish for long.

    Happy Holi.

    Rakesh Khanna
    S C J - 5

    Happy Holi .....

    may god gift u all d colors of life,
    colors of joy, colors of happiness,
    colors of love nd all other colors,
    u desire to paint in yr life.

    have a colorful holi.


    Happy Holi .....

    Wish u & your family a very happy holi.
    May this fest fill ur life with brightest colours.


    Vikas Khosla

    Happy Holi .....

    Rang udaye pichkari, rang se rang jaye duniya sari,
    holi ke rang aapke jeevan ko rang dein, ye shubh kamna hamari.

    Happy Holi
    Vinod Kumar

    Happy Holi .....

    Aaj Mubarak, Kal Mubarak, Holi ka har Rang Mubarak,
    Is Rang Birangi holi mein, mera bhi ek rang Mubarak ..........

    R S Dusad

    Happy Holi .....

    Aap Sabhi ko Holi Mangalmaya aur Subh ho.Wish U all A very Happy Holi.

    Rajesh Agarwal,
    Gen Secy
    Shahdara RWA

    Happy Holi .....

    Aap Sabhi ko Holi Mangalmaya aur Subh ho.Wish U all A very Happy Holi.

    Chander Singh Kataria
    General Secretory
    keshan Nagar Jan Kalyan Samiti

    Happy Holi .....

    Happy Holi 

    Naresh Lamba
    Founder President
    Social Development Welfare Society (Regd.NGO)
    A-64 Nirmala House Palam Ext. Sec-7 Dwarka New Delhi-110075

    Happy Holi .....

    This colorful festival will bring all round happiness to all. 
    We all collectively wish for better days to JAPAN which is in great problem.     
                                                                                                                                                                                                       From :-  
    Major Mehar Sood & Family

    Happy Holi .....

    Dear Sh Vohra ji,
    Wish you, your family and your friends a wonderful, colourful, joyful, and safe Holi. may this festival of colours and happiness fill your lives too with all the happiness ever and may you always keep doing good to others - as always!

    Dilshad Garden, Delhi 110 095 (INDIA)
    Tel.: +91-11-22110303
    FAX: +91-11-22110505

    Saturday, March 19, 2011

    Holi Mubarak to whom

    Sorry for singing a different tune
    Aaj holi kaa din hai
    Rangon aka din hai
    Har taraf gulabee, peelai aur mukhtalif rang dikhai detai hain.
    Magar social worker ko ek hee rang milta hai deknai ko.
    Jab tak aap Mahatma Gandhi jee kee photo kaa note Naheen dikhatai
    Kk GHEI
    Senior vice president. EDRWAJF

    Happy Holi to all of you .....

    Aaj Mubarak, Kal Mubarak, Holi ka har rang Mubarak;
    Is Rang birangi holi mein, mera bhi ek rang mubarak.

    Wishing you a Very Colourful & Happy Holi.

    With Best Regards,

    B S Vohra
    East Delhi RWAs Joint Front

    Happy Holi to all of you .....

    With Best Wishes
    East Delhi RWAs Joint Front

    Happy Holi to all of you .....

    With Best Wishes
    Team Members
    East Delhi RWAs Joint Front

    Friday, March 18, 2011

    Govt Can Switch Off Your Net

    Provision under Info Tech Act gives Centre or any of its officers power to block internet if necessary
    The Indian government has armed itself with powers to `switch off ' or kill the internet during times of national emergencies, becoming one of the first few countries to assume such farreaching authority. 

    Even as the US and other western nations debate the judiciousness of giving the governments complete control to shut down cyber traffic, India has moved a step ahead and incorporated a provision under the IT Act of 2008, giving the Central government, or any of its officers specially authorised by it, to block the internet if necessary. The shutdown can happen in the interest of sovereignty and integrity of India, its defense, security of its states, friendly relations with foreign states or for public order. Failure to comply will result in imprisonment of up to seven years. 

    The implications of this move are immense as it gives the government overriding powers over a fast-growing and widely used resource, and one that is becoming increasingly crucial in conducting commerce and social interaction. The country has about 70 million internet users - a figure growing at about 25% every year. 

    with thanks :  Economic Times : link above for detailed news.

    MCD To Make Floor-Wise Approval Of Plans Easy

    There is good news for people living on individual floors in Delhi. Now, you don't have to obtain a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from your neighbours for carrying out construction, as the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) is soon going to come up with guidelines for floor-wise regularizing and sanctioning of building plans in accordance with the Master Plan of Delhi 2021.
    The standing committee on Wednesday asked MCD commissioner K S Mehra to prepare the new guidelines within two months. So far, a person living in a flat was expected to obtain an NOC from all the occupants of the building before carrying out any new construction.

    "There were many complaints in this regard as other occupants of the building often used to refuse to give NOC. Earlier, we used to give floor-wise approval for building plans, but after the Lieutenant-Governor raised an objection last year in April, this procedure was discontinued. We have asked the MCD commissioner to prepare the guidelines in the next two months so that citizens of Delhi can comfortably live in the houses and don't have to depend on the permission of their neighbours for carrying out any construction,'' said Yogender Chandolia, chairman, standing committee.

    with thanks : Times of India : link above for detailed news.

    MCD May Auction Cars Parked On Roads

    The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) is contemplating auctioning cars of the dealers of old vehicles who park them on public lands outside shops.

    The matter was raised by a BJP councillor at a meeting of the standing committee today. Municipal commissioner K.S. Mehra suggested auctioning of the cars seized for being parked on public lands.
    "The vehicles which are found parked on roads or public lands outside the shops dealing in second-hand vehicles are towed away by the corporation," said Mehra.

    "We release the vehicles after charging a fine and being assured by the shopkeeper that he would not violate the law in future. But now, we are planning to take strict action against such violations," said Mehra.

    On an average, each dealer parks 10 to 15 cars on the pavements and service lanes, especially in Lajpat Nagar, Karol Bagh, CR Park, Saket, Shakarpur and Tilak Nagar, causing inconvenience to the residents.

    with thanks : Tribune : link above for detailed news.

    Shahdara RWA invite U all on HOLI

    Aap Sabhi ko Holi Mangalmaya aur Subh ho.Wish U all A very Happy Holi.

    Shahdara RWA organise a Holi Mangal Milan Samaroh on Sunday , 20 March 2011 at Anaj Mandi Chowk Shahdara from 10 AM to 12 Noon.  

    Aap Sabhi Sadar Amantrit hai. 

    Thank you

    Rajesh Agrawal

    Gen. Sec. (SRWA)
    SECY. East Delhi RWAs Joint Front

    Hearing on 14th march 2011 and Chairman order regaring merrger of 15ft public road of Madhuvan by a private preet vihar school

    Since we have been pleading, fighting and finally place in PGC, since 2007, several hearings have taken place.
    Now there is glimmer of hope as you will read the extracts from order of Chairman.
    Date of hearing 14march 2011
    complainant KK GHEI A78 MADHUVAN TELEPHONE 9811 868 133
    TELEPHONE 2230 3651
    Grievance No PGC/2009MCD/SHS/1421
    GRIEVANCE FILED ON 24/06/2009
    Brief facts of case
    For the sake of brevity, i am not quoting from order but have been reported from time to time in this blog and with kind efforts of Sh.Vohra ji our president, in CITYPLUS and CCN NEWS.
    Procedings in the commission
    four hearings in the chamber of PGC member Sh.Dinesh Gupta , case decided and file closed.
    But since order was not got executed by MCD/DELHI ADMINISTRATION,the case has been heard in the chamber of CHAIRMAN PGC.
    in the hearing on 14th march 2011 besides Complainant KK GHEI
    Respondents Sh.Devesh Singh director (L) DDA
    Sh.A.K Mittal AE MII and Sh.R.G.Gupta , Universal School preet vihar
    Relevant facts
    Since order runs into six pages i am only stating vital points.
    The photostat copies of layout cum set plan indicate 15ft public road in east side and on back side of house numbers 68 to 77 of Madhuvan.
    The Institutional land department exhibited SUBLEASE OF HOUSE NO 70 AND THIS INDICATES 15 FT PUBLIC ROAD.
    In future any joint inspection at site should ONLY BE DONE AFTER NOTICES ARE ISSUED TO PRESENT COMPLAINANT SH.KK GHEI.
    I am very very sorry for this longish mail, but am helpless.