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Human Rights News
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Meetings and Workshops
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* Right to Acknowledgement... Shri Baghambar Pattnaik
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Civil Society Forum on Human Right (CSFHR) envisions a society where each human being, irrespective of one’s nationality, place of residence, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, color, religion, caste, language, or any other status is provided with fullest conditions to successfully enjoy all the rights relating to life, liberty, equality and dignity of the individual guaranteed by the Constitution or embodied in the International Covenants and enforceable by courts in India.

CSFHR is involved in the collective process of engagement of HRDs from different thematic areas to promote cooperation and collaboration among them. With active support of more than 50 organisations and around 500 HRDS from different corners of Odisha, it has established an alliance with a number of different credible groups and forums from national and international level.

We take pleasure in sharing with you the first volume of CSFHR Newsletter. The newsletter is a small effort to share information and experiences of the HRDs related to Odisha Human rights movement. It comprises of the activities of CSFHR, news related to Human rights, recent orders and judgments by courts and Human Rights Institutions and some of the success stories of HRDs.

CSFHR is thankful to its associates, supporters and well wishers for their constant support and inspiration. Since this our first issue, we welcome your valuable feedbacks on the newsletter for improvement. We also welcome articles on Human rights issues from our readers to be published in the newsletter.

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Violations in News

Bicycle pump used in Odisha sterilization operations

A seven year old girl student studying in class II died of electrocution inside the school premises in Bahanga block of Balasore district. The girl had suffered injuries in the school premises while she was under the care and custody of the government school. The girl came in contact with an electric wire used by a Siksha Sahayak for illegal electricity connection

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20 kids die in mystery disease in Malkangiri district

An unknown mystery disease continues to create mayhem in an alarming rate in Korkonda, Kalimela and Padia blocks of Malkangiri district in Odisha. While 11 children have already fallen victim to it as per the report of the Chief District Medical officer (CDMO), unofficial sources, however, have put the toll at 20.

The disease mostly seen among children aged between one and fifteen starts with fever, vomiting, joint pain and muscle aches. The patients usually die within a day or two. The Health department of government of Odisha has woken up to the problem only after the media highlighted it repeatedly. Specialist medical teams from Bhubaneswar, Cuttack and Berhampur have now reached the affected villages such as Materu, Patrel, Aerbanpalli, Rangamatiguda, Chimtapali, Buduri and Chintalwada to collect blood samples.

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13 children rescued in Raygada

A total of 13 children, including nine girls, were rescued from a bus at Rayagada on Wednesday night. They were reportedly being taken to Balugaon in Khurda district by an agent to be engaged as labourers.

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Two Girl Students 'Forced' to Clean Toilets in School.

On 27th October, two girls of Kurmipara Project High School under Belpahar Municipality were ‘forced’ to clean the toilet by the headmistress in-charge. The parent of the two girls registered a case against the accused headmistress, Kamla Saraf. Both the girls are studying in Class V of the school and were asked to clean the toilets during the recess. The girls informed their parents about the incident after returning home and the latter took up the matter with the headmistress, who refuted the allegation and accused the girls of lying. The parents then filed written complaints with Block Education Officer Surendra Sahoo, who ordered an inquiry into the incident on November 11, 2014.

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Important Judgements/ Orders

Odisha Human Rights Commission takes suo motu cognizance on Pumpmari Operation

The Odisha Human Rights Commission have taken suo motu cognizance of the news item published on daily newspaper 'Sambad' dated 29the November, 2014 entitled "PUMPMARI OPERATION" stating that laparoscopy operation for sterilization of 56 women was carried out in the CHC, Banarpal in the district of Anugul.  OHRC called for a detailed report from CDMO, Angul and the response of Principal Secretary to Government in Health & Family Welfare Department within 4 weeks.

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Headmaster to pay compensation to 43 students for hurling abuses

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Tuesday has asked the headmaster to pay compensation to 43 girl students who verbally abused 43 girl students of Angul district in 2013. NHRC member has asked the state to consider compensation of Rs 1,000 to the affected children. The compensation would be paid by the headmaster in instalments.  The matter was investigated by the district education officer after the girls complained to the sub-collector and the Headmaster was found guilty. The government then suspended the headmaster on November 23, 2013, after the charges were proved against him.

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Human rights News

Supreme Court sets up social justice bench

The Supreme Court on December 3rd 2014 Wednesday set up a social justice bench to deliver speedy access to constitutional rights, particularly those relating to women and children. The bench will deal exclusively with social matters, including the right to food and medical assistance.

The range of issues identified includes access to food for drought-hit people and prevention of premature deaths caused by lack of nutrition. The right to health figures on the agenda with the mandate to make access to medical care a reality irrespective of people’s financial capacity. The bench will also determine availability of night shelters for the homeless and the destitute.

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Centre rejects proposal to give NCW arrest powers

The proposal to provide the National Commission of Women (NCW) punitive powers to arrest and penalise people guilty of harassing women and ignoring summons has been rejected by the centre. The law ministry is of the view that the commission cannot be given powers to arrest and penalise as these were the domain of the police and the judiciary. The law ministry has also questioned the move to have two separate selection panels for chairperson and members of the commission. The proposal was sent to the law ministry soon after the new BJP government came into being.

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Rise in sexual harassment cases at workplace: WCD Minister Maneka Gandhi

The numbers of complaints of sexual harassment of women at work places registered with National Commission of Women (NCW) during the last two years and current year shows an increasing trend," Gandhi said in her written reply. As per the data provided by her for the current year, 336 complaints of sexual harassment at workplace were registered in NCW upto December 12, 2014.

There were 249 such cases registered in 2013, 167 in 2012 and 170 in 2011 with the NCW, as per the data provided by the minister.

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Case Updates
  1. Acting on a complaint filed by the rights activist Akhand the National Human rights Commission   has directed the Union Government to take speedy steps for protection of whistleblowers through the implementation of the Whistleblower Protection Act. The commission has directed the Secretary, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievance and Pensions held by the Prime minister, Narendra Modi to take appropriate action in this connection within eight weeks. “Around 50 RTI activists have been murdered in the country due to their act of exposing corruption and due to callousness of Government Officers the rules are not framed” Akhanda Stated in his complaint.

    Attacks on Human Rights Defenders and RTI activists are on a rise. Although eight months have passed since the enactment of the Whistle blower Act neither the state nor the Centre has framed the rules because of which the Act is yet to come into force.

  2. Reacting to the news about the above incident, published in the newspaper ‘Orissa POST’ dated 19th Mar,2014, Human Rights activist Sarfraz Nawaz wrote a complaint letter to the NHRC on the very next day, requesting to take appropriate action for the villagers, so that they are not deprived of the basic amenities, which they deserved.

    In the complaint Sarfraz mentioned that the residents of of Kusumabhatta village in Koraput District were deprived of basic amenities to the villagers. They mentioned that BDO & Kebidi panchayat executive officer ‘Trinath Majhi’ had kept their BPL cards with him. However, they have not received their quota of subsidized rice for the past three months. That apart, subsidized kerosene has never been distributed in the village.

    The locals further alleged that the village lacks proper road communication. And power supply.Due to lack of drinking water facilities, they are forced to use stream water for the purpose. None of the villagers have been sanctioned a house under the Indira Awas Yojana(IAY) scheme.The children were also deprived of primary school education as there was no school in the village.

    The NHRC in response got the complaint registered bearing Reg. No. - 1727/18/8/2014. Later the Commission intimidated  through a letter dated 21st Oct,2014, that, the case would be dealt in a camp court which is to be organized in Bhubaneswar on date 10th Nov, 2014, & had summoned our organization for its hearing.  In The NHRC camp court held at Bhubaneswar on 10th Nov, 2014 the Commission in its hearing directed the concerned authorities of the Govt. of Odisha, who were present there, to construct the much required road & a primary school in the in the concerned village i.e ‘Kusumbhatta’. The Commission further directed the Dist. Magistrate of Koraput Dist. to prepare a thorough detailed survey report of the availability of the basic amenities of the village & submit it to the Commission for further action.

  3. Reacting to the news of Police harassment to Human Right Defender (HRD) Mr. Bhajaman Biswal in Dhenkanal district of Odisha CSFHR filed a complaint demanding to probe the matter by its focal point & take necessary action at the earliest.

    Actually on Aug.-8th some miscreants had killed a person named ‘Gouranga Charan Prusti’, a resident of ‘Tanger. The family of the deceased had knocked the door of the SP and Collector for an impartial probe & to nab the culprits, but to no avail .Acting on the complaint filed by the villagers, Mr. Bhajaman’s organization, ‘Shanti’ wrote to SP, Collector, Sub collector, the Chief minister, Director general of Police, Home secretary & its special secretary, demanding immediate arrest of all the accused involved in the case.

    But shockingly instead of probing the case, the police filed two cases against his organization & arrested their staff. The activist had alleged that, they were then mentally as well as physically tortured by the police & lodged in ‘Kamakhyanagar’ sub-jail. However though, they were released on bail by the district judge after 70 days of arrest, but still three false cases were pending against them as prevailed.

    The NHRC in response to CSFHR’s complaint got the complaint registered bearing Reg. No. - 914/18/4/2014 & intimidated it through a letter dated 13th Mar, 2014. Later, the commission also despatched a copy of the action taken report dated 12th April, 2014, undertaken by the Odisha Police, North Central Range, Talcher & prepared by SDPO, Kamakshyanagar, Dhenkanal, to our organization after few months.

    The ATR report by the police was false it was deliberately made to malign the image of the activist & to further trap him in trouble. But fortunately, the NHRC in its camp court in Bhubaneswar dated 11th Nov, 2014, has summoned our organization for a hearing of this case. the Commission expressed its dissatisfaction on the action taken fabricated report prepared by SDPO, Kamakshyanagar P.S., while the Additional DG, HRPC (Human Rights Protection Cell), Talcher Range DIG, Dhenkanal SP, Dist. Collector, who were present there were numb & could not could not reply to the commission’s stand. The Commission dismissed the report completely & directed to investigate all the cases through Crime Branch-CID.

    Further, the commission also directed the Home Dept., Govt. of Odisha to provide full security to the victim activist, Mr. Bhajaman Biswal, whenever he visits to Odisha.
Meeting and Workshops
State Convention on “Peace, Social justice, democracy and women
National Alliance of Women (NAWO) organized a state level convention on 30th November at CYSD in Bhubaneswar. Around 200 participants from different sector like community leaders, students, PRI members, media, NGO personnel and academic institution from different districts participated in the programme. The purpose of the convention was towards discovering ways to stop gender-based violence and create a safer world for women and girls.

Citing the Amartya Sen report, National Alliance of Women (NAWO), State convener Pramila Swain said that 100 million women are missing in the country and over 30,000 women are being trafficked every year. Similarly, 67 per cent women are facing domestic violence while several women working in both organised and unorganised sectors are being harassed in the country.

The prominent speakers on the occasion were State Welfare Board Chairperson Nibedita Nayak, Mahila Commission member Snehanjali Mohanty and Doordarshan Director Jayanti Rath. They highlighted various kinds of violence against women like harassment, rape, trafficking, domestic violence, witch-haunting and issues of adolescent girls. They also exchanged ideas on topics like women and development, political participation of women, role of men and media in addressing violence against women and women leadership, etc.

Discussion on UPR and NHRC Framework for Monitoring

A discussion on UPR and NHRC framework for monitoring was held on 1st December, 2014 at CSNR Office in which around 15 activists from Odisha participated. The Framework was developed by National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) to monitor the Implementation of the Recommendations of the Second Universal Periodic Review (UPR) held on May 24, 2012 in Geneva by the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), particularly on those recommendations already accepted by the Government of India.

The UPR process and situation of India were the major highlights of the discussion. The role of civil society in using the framework and UPR in addressing the human rights violation was discussed among the participants. A core body of members (from various backgrounds of human rights activism) was formed to do extensive research on the various human rights themes of UN  and associated violations occurring in Odisha and submit a combined civil society report to the UN during the next UPR process.

Second Journalist Meet on Human Rights

The second important meeting of the Journalists (Report on Reporters) on Human Rights was held at CSNR office on 29th December 2014   in which around 12 journalists participated.

The purpose of the meeting was to raise concern on the growing attacks on journalists and to create a platform of likeminded journalist who will raise voice against the attacks as well as the violations of human rights in the state. With this goal a discussion for the two day workshop on  Ethics of journalism, human rights monitoring and UN mechanism  was planned which will be held tentatively  in the third week of January 2015.Preparatory responsibilities ,types of sessions ,list of guests and participants ,venue  etc was decided in the meeting .

Second Journalist Meet on Human Rights

National Training of Trainers on UN and National /State HR Mechanisms with a special focus on UPR and special procedures (Madurai)

Working Group on Human Rights in India (WGHR) organised a Training of Trainers (TOT) at the National Level exclusively for civil society organisations, human rights activists engaging on human rights issues in Madurai from 14 to 18 November 2014. Four CSFHR members Dhirendra Panda, Nicholas Barla, Sandeep Pattnaik and Adv. Chandranath Dani participated in this five days training programme. The objective of the training programme was to impart the trainers a better understanding of the UN Human Rights Mechanisms and to encourage and facilitate greater public involvement leading to India’s next round of the UPR through the entire process. The TOT also aimed to share the broader guidelines of NHRIs and the mandates of Paris Principles (1993) and the General Observations of the ICC (2009).

National Training of Trainers

Four-day Regional (North Region) Training of Trainers Workshop for Human Rights Defenders (Lucknow)

The Working Group on Human Rights in India and the UN (WGHR) in collaboration with Human Rights Defenders Alert-HRDA and Forum Asia-FA-Human Rights Defender’s Desk organised a four-day Regional (North Region) Training of Trainers Workshop for Human Rights Defenders covering National/ UN Human Rights Mechanism, Legal resources and Strategic Advocacy Actions and Remedies in Lucknow from December 13-16 2014. Five members from CSFHR, Muralidhar Barad,Abhisekh Das,Biswabir Balabantray,Sarfraz Nawaz and Adv.Chandranath Dani  participated in the training programme.

The main objective of the training programme was to provide training and capacity building opportunities to the HRDs for constructive engagement with the UN Human Rights Mechanism and to equip them to prepare Urgent Appeals, HRD Alerts to scale up the violations to the national and international mechanisms- NHRIs, formal court of law, UN HRC SRs and Treaty Bodies and to enable them to engage in monitoring of status of human rights effectively in their respective zones.

Four-day Regional (North Region) Training of Trainers Workshop for Human Rights Defenders (Lucknow)

Odisha child rights Watch slams OSCPCR

Looking into the ineffectiveness of the Odisha State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (OSCPCR) in dealing with child rights and providing justice to victims of child rights violation in the state, Odisha Child rights watch and other activists in a meeting in Bhubaneswar alleged that it had not registered a single case of child right violation till January 2013 since its inception in November 2010 and a majority of cases had been disposed of without a hearing. The activists demanded a complete overhaul of the OSCPCR so as to ensure transparency and integrity in its functioning. Among the activists Pradipta Nayak, Pratap Sahu, Sanjukta Panigrahi, Akhand and Mahendra Parida were present on the occasion.

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Odisha child rights Watch slams OSCPCR

Fact Finding Reports

RTI activist Ganesh Chandra Panda (52) was allegedly murdered in cold blood in the Golanthara police station area of Ganjam district in Odisha on Monday morning. Ganesh had started applying for information about different developmental works taken up in his panchayat area as he suspected irregularities and misappropriation of public money in these projects. 

A team of 4 HRDs under the banner of ODISHA SOOCHANA ADHIKAR ABHIYAN a state level forum of RTI activists & CIVIL SOCIETY FORUM ON HUMAN RIGHTS (CSFHR) a state level forum to defend the defenders in distress went to the deceased village for a fact finding of the case.

In this mission the team visited the spot where the HRD, Ganesh Chandra Panda was murdered. The team also met the deceased family members, the local Inspector In Charge (IIC) of the local police station and the additional superintendent of police at Berhampur.

As a passionate RTI activist he had filed many complaints individually in the year 2013-14 before the panchayat authorities. A Junior Engineer (JE) of the panchayat was suspended and payment to many contractors was blocked by the authorities because of Ganesh’s efforts to expose corruption.  He and his family members had received threats several times before.

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Right to Acknowledgement: A background Note
By Shri  Baghambar  Pattanaik, Chairperson, CSFHR

Acknowledging an application to any government office is an inbuilt element of Right to Information Act. But, in practice the most of the government offices don’t acknowledge applications or documents or materials being received from a common citizen. The right to get an acknowledgement (slip) is an important step in achieving transparency and accountability in the administration. Without any proof of submission of document, a citizen cannot pursue her/his cause.

In the year 2004, one letter submitted by me in the office of the Collector, Puri on the issue of bonded labour was lost which I suspected to have been lost by the office intentionally with an evil intention. Thereafter I prepared another letter addressed to the Collector, Puri and requested the Office Superintendent, Collectorate, Puri to receive the letter and give me the acknowledgement receipt. But he told that he would receive the letter but would not give acknowledgement receipt. Then I returned from him with my letter and approached the Head-clerk, DRDA, Puri to receive the letter and give me the acknowledgement receipt. He too agreed to receive the letter but refused to give me the acknowledgement receipt. Thereafter I met the Project Director, DRDA, Puri & requested him to instruct the Head-clerk of his office to give me the acknowledgement receipt. He too refused saying that he had not given any acknowledgement receipt to any one in his life time. Thereafter I met the Addl. District Magistrate, Puri requesting him to instruct the Office Superintendent, Collectorate, Puri to receive the letter & give me the acknowledgement receipt. He told me that there was no such provision in the law to give acknowledgement receipt to private individuals. Having been failed everywhere I sent the letter to the Collector, Puri on registered post and filed a grievance before the Lokpal, Odisha on dated 26.3.2004 against the Collector, Puri for not giving me acknowledgement receipt at his office.

The then Lokpal, Odisha Late S. C. Mohapatra heard from me on dt.7.9.04. But the order of the Lokpal was not provided to me from his office. When I asked for the same at his office, it was told to me that it would be provided only to the Government of Odisha. In the mean time Right to Information Act was passed by the Parliament in the year 2005 and rules were made by the Government of Odisha in the year 2006. In the year 2007 when I filed an application under RTI Act, a Xerox copy of the order passed by the Lokpal, Odisha on 7.9.2004 was provided to me. In his order dt.7.9.04 in Lokpal Case No. 112 (A) of 2004 Sri Baghambar Pattanaik vs. Collector, Puri the Lokpal, Odisha recommended as under;“Applications not kept in the concerned file or lost are the causes of maladministration. People loose faith in administration. Therefore, I have no doubt that Collector will look into the matter and instruct the Receiving Officer of his office either to give the diary number or to put signature on the slip produced by the applicant indicating the details of the document in brief. In case a copy of the document is produced along with original, a receipt stamp with signature can also be put there. In order to eradicate maladministration, I recommend the above to be followed.”Having received the Xerox copy of the order of the Lokpal, Odisha I immediately filed an application at the office of the Collector, Puri under RTI Act to provide me information regarding what action has been taken by the Collector, Puri. Thereafter the Collector, Puri in his office Letter No. 1368(35)/Judl. dt. 25.4.2007 circulated the recommendation of the Lokpal to the officers under his administrative control for strict implementation.

Even though the order of the Lokpal, Odisha was provided to me still the copy of the forwarding letter was not provided. Again I applied under RTI Act to the Public Information Officer, Office of the Lokpal, Odisha to give me the copy of the same. But he refused to give it to me. Thereafter I filed an appeal before the Secretary, Office of the Lokpal to give me the same. After hearing from me he also refused to give me the same. Thereafter I filed 2nd appeal before Odisha Information Commission to direct the Secretary, Office of the Lokpal, Odisha to give me the copy of the forwarding letter. As a result, I received the copy of the said forwarding letter from the Office of the Lokpal, Odisha on 4.2.09. From that forwarding letter I came to know that the Minister, Revenue, Odisha has been communicate with the report of the Lokpal, Odisha in Lokpal Office letter no. 221/LP dt. 10.9.04 the copy of which has been communicated to the Collector, Puri and to the complainant Me Baghambar Pattanaik in office Memo No.2292/LP 14.9.04 & Memo No.2293/LP dt. 14.9.04 respectively.

Having received the copy of the forwarding letter, I applied for information under RTI Act to the Revenue Department of Govt. of Odisha regarding what action has been taken by the Department for implementation of the report of the Lokpal, Odisha. Thereafter the Special Secretary to Govt. of Odisha, Revenue & Disaster Management Department circulated the copy of the recommendation of the Lokpal, Odisha in his office Letter No.19953/R & DM dt. 19.5.2009 requesting all Collectors to take appropriate steps to issue necessary instructions to the officers under their administrative control for strict implementation of the suggestions given by the Lokpal, Odisha for bringing transparency and accountability in the administration.

Thereafter I applied to all Collectors under RTI Act to give me the copies of Govt. instruction communicated to the offices under their administrative control for strict implementation of the suggestions given by the Lokpal, Odisha. In order to communicate such instruction to the particular left out district level officers, I had to use RTI Act again and again for Collectors. I had also to use RTI Act for communicating such govt. instruction from district level offices to village level offices. In this process 23 Collectors have communicated the Govt. instruction to all the offices under their administrative control whereas 16 S.P.s have communicated the same to all the police posts including all their sub-ordinate police officers and at the same time 13 District Panchayat Offices have communicated the same to all the Gram Panchayats for strict implementation of the suggestions given by the Lokpal, Odisha.

In case of no communication or incomplete communication made by public authorities to their sub-ordinate officers, 2nd appeals have been filed at Odisha Information Commission requesting to recommend such public authorities to communicate such Govt. instruction to their sub-ordinate officers u/s 25(5) of the RTI Act. In all such Cases the State information Commissioner Sri Jagadanand has recommended the Public Authorities to communicate the Govt. instruction to their sub-ordinate officers and to give the copy of the same to me.

But no such recommendation has been made by State Chief Information Commissioner Sri Tarunkanti Mishra and State Information Commissioner Sri Pramod Kumar Mohanty for which the Government instruction has not been communicated to all the officers from village level to state level. However, in an appeal rejected by State Chief Information Commissioner Sri Tarunkanti  Mishra to recommend u/s 25 (5) of the RTI Act, I have moved to the Hon’ble Odisha High Court in person against his order which is in the final stage of hearing & order.

But the State Information Commissioner Sri Jagadanand at the time of disposing complaint Case No.1134/2009 filed by me, from his own accord recommended the Director Public Grievance & Pension Administration Department to prepare and circulate General Guideline to all public authorities in the State in line with the decision of the Lokpal, Odisha in Case No. 112-A of 2004. Accordingly the Director, PG &PA & Ex-officio Special Secretary to Govt. PG & PA Department prepared and circulated the general guideline to all Departments of Govt., all Heads of Departments and all Collectors in his office letter No.1836/PG & PA dt.20.3.2012 the copy of which has also been provided to me under RTI Act.

Having gone through the general guidelines, I came to know that it has been prepared by PG & PA Department half-hazardly without giving proper attention how the citizens can be best benefitted from this instruction. First of all, I saw that out of three ways to receive any acknowledgement from any office, the first two ways have been kept intact in the General Guideline whereas the last one as recommended by the Lokpal, Odisha has been excluded. This last one is the most important way of acknowledgement receipt in which, if a copy of the document is produced along with original, a receipt stamp with signature can be put there and give to the bearer of the document. Further, I saw in the Guideline that there is no mention of any disciplinary action against the receiving officer who refuses to give acknowledgement receipt to any bearer of the letter in spite of demand made by him.

In order to make such Guideline more effective for the general public, I have filed a PIL in Hon’ble High Court of Odisha seeking direction to the Govt. of Odisha to modify the General Guideline to all public authorities in line with the recommendation of the Lokpal Odisha in Case No. 112-A of 2004 without any change and to ensure disciplinary action against officers who refuse to receive letters and give acknowledgement receipt on demand. This PIL has been admitted and notice has been served to the opposite parties for their counter. It is a fact that two writ petitions have been filed in Odisha High Court in which I am sure of getting the required result. But High Court/Supreme Court orders though deem to be law, still are not equal to enactment passed by the Legislative Assembly. Therefore, there is the absolute necessity of an enactment of the Lokpal, Odisha with provisions of disciplinary action against the defaulting officers.
Letters and Feedbacks
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Maj Gen (Dr.) Bikash Mohanti

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