शनिवार, 15 जुलाई 2017

Odisha Bureaucrats acting as Pussy Cat of KIIT

Collector, Khurda and Tahasildar, Bhubaneswar are   acting as Pussy Cat of Dr. Achyut Samant, founder KIIT (exposed under RTI)

Dear friends
As aware you are,    while hearing Application No. 92/2016/EZ filed in National Green Tribunal, Kolkatta by Dr. Subash Mohapatra, Human Rights Activist  seeking  direct to restore  18 acres of forest land illegally acquired  by KIIT/KISS  to Govt. fold , NGT  issued  direction  dt. 21.3.17 to Secretary, Dept. of Revenue and Disaster Management and Dept. of Forest and Environment, Govt. of Odisha  to demarcate  the land in question and undertake fencing around the land and fixed   18th May for next hearing.

Astonishingly, on 18.5.17, during hearing of the case, the State Govt. neither filed any affidavit nor produced Action Taken Report.  On third hearing dated 5.7.17, the State Govt. has again sought one month time to submit ATR.  The next hearing will be held in August 2017.

However, to understand  about steps  taken by State Govt on direction of NGT  to return back forest land illegally acquired  by KIIT/KISS,  RTI Application  dt. 20.4.17 was  filed  to the PIO,    Dept. of Revenue and Disaster Management seeking  information about Action taken on order of National Green Tribunal in Case No. 92/2016/EZ of Subash Mohapatra vs Govt. of Odisha & other on KIIT/KISS land issue by Collector, Khurda.  RTI Application was transferred to the PIO, Office of the Collector, Khurda who has transferred the said application to the PIO, Office of Tahasildar, Khurda to produce Action Taken Report. Though two months passed, the PIO has not supplied  any information.

But, the PIO, Dept. of R&DM has provided some information how the Collector, Khurda does not care to respond the series of letter sent by R&DM dept.  It was found from extract of file noting dt. 22.4.17 that the Revenue and Disaster Management forwarded the order of NGT to the Collector, Khurda with direction to implement the order of NGT dt. 21.3.17.

 Finding no response from Colletor, Khurda, 0n 10.5.17,  Sri Binay Kumar Singh,  the Under Secretary  has  again sought report  from the Collector, Khurda  about implementation of orders of  Hon’ble NGT to this Department immediately. Finding no response, the Dept. again wrote a letter dt. 1.7.17 (letter no. RDM-LRGE KHD-0024-2017) to  the Collector, Khurda  to enquire into the  matter immediately  and take necessary action  as per law  with intimation to the Dept.

On 13.4.17,   Sri Debibrata Biswal, Special Secretary to Govt. Dept. of Forest and Environment   wrote a letter to the Collector, Khurda to take necessary steps to execute orders of National Green Tribunal and send Action Taken Report immediately.

Despite plethora of letter correspondence, the Collector, Khurda simply continues to ignore the order of Dept. of Revenue and DM and Forest and Environment and does not care to produce ATR.

(All the related documents are available with me and can be provided on request from interested parties)

Pradip Pradhan 
M-9937843482

Date- 15.7.17 

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