Dear RTI Activist friends, 30th Jan. 2011
Saprem Namaskar to all of you from comrade Ajeet Grover mob. no. 9896589120 , email id email@example.com, friends you receive guidance from various RTI forums from time to time and suggestions sought.The story of Whistle Blowers Sh. R.P.Srivastava Mob. no. 9820183924 email id ravi firstname.lastname@example.org and and Sh. Ashok Singh Mob. no. 9820142282 email id email@example.com was published in MERA PANNA magazine in their Dec. 2010 edition on page 14. which is titled as "where these whistle blowers should go" .These brave officers have exposed a corruption of Rs.200 cr. in the purchase of marker scam by Ministry of Petroleum and Natural gas for which they have been removed from service of HPCL. Friends this is not an isolated case there are several officers/employees who have been victimised like this for exposing corruption by senior officers , when they took up the matter unitedly and forced they were honorably reinstated .This is a fact that there is thin line between success and failure like 1 mark difference in pass& fail..You must have got the message , All those activists who have assembled here are requested to help their brethren working across the country and victimized, by supporting and helping them
My brief story is I had sought information with regard to purchase of Tools in 1993-94by ITI deptt. of Haryana for which double price was paid, though desired info was provided I was subjected to a life threatening assault on 27.05.08 and removed from service on 11.7.08.Due to a prompt action Chief minister Haryana made up a plan to visit Hissar on 4.4.2010,same day I got 3500 pamphlets printed and distributed to all Punjabi leaders present in the meeting and also to Public at large .The result same day, not only Director was replaced, even commissioner and Dy. Commissioner were also transferred .A rescheduled personal hearing on 12.4.10 , commissioner dictated order of my honorable reinstatement and paid all back wages for 22 months on 12.11.2010.One Driver whistle blower Sh. Rajendra yadav No. D-90 was also reinstated..
Friends, this is a battle of wits, which will result in showdown to one side, so long as we are not united no law even "whistle blower protection" Act will not benefit any of us.
With sincere Thanks
Comrade Ajeet Grover