Wednesday, January 12, 2011

ET : Bring PPP projects under RTI: CIC..Cmde L Batra

10 January 2010

Dear All,

The issue raised in ET story below is extremely important.

A case study of one of the initial PPP project on : "Concession for the Delhi Noida Bridge" by Sheoli Pargal (August 2007) can be perused at link below. \

I recollect a reference was made to this Case Study by Shri Gajendra Haldea, Advisor (infrastructure) to Planning Commission Deputy Chairman, in September, 2010, at the two-day national convention on the completion of five years of the implementation of the RTI Act.

This 'Delhi-Noida-Delhi' Bridge's Case Study also brings out shortcomings of this PPP project.

Please go ahead and read ET story "Bring PPP projects under RTI: CIC" published today.

Commodore Lokesh. K. Batra (Retd.)

The Economic Times

10 Jan, 2011, 05.29 AM IST, NIDHI SHARMA, ET Bureau
Bring PPP projects under RTI: CIC

NEW DELHI: The Central Information Commission ( CIC ., the final appellate authority for the Right to Information (RTI) Act, has asked the Planning Commission to include disclosure norms in all future public-private-partnership (PPP) projects undertaken by the Centre and the state governments.

Chief Information Commissioner Satyananda Mishra has written to Planning Commission deputy-chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia to incorporate disclosure norms, so that any project which has the participation of private firms and concessionaires come under the purview of the transparency legislation. A full Commission ..................

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