Achievements

Issues Addressed

 

ISSUES ADDRESSED BY BHARTIYA VIKAS SANSTHAN

& STATUS OF PETITIONS

 

NHRC 1018/13/16/2014: On 23rd April 2014 made a complaint to National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) against Shri Raj Thackeray, President of Maharashtra Navnirman Sena’s threat to the life and property of North Indian migrants and his party spreading hatred for North Indian communities. (Reference various news paper clippings and press releases).

Action Taken by the Commission

On 28th April 2014 NHRC directed the Maharashtra State Chief Secretary & Director General of Police, MHS, Mumbai for an Action Taken Report.  C.I.D inquiry ordered.

Report has been received from Deputy Commissioner of Police, Crime Branch, Thane  Copy of the reports dated 7.11.2015 and 9.12.2015 were received to submit comments.

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NHRC Case No. 135/9/5/2014: Reported to NHRC vide our reference letter dated 7th May 2014 about the plight and miseries faced by the  Ponywallas, Palakiwallas, Pithus and other workers , who are rendering their services at Vaishno Devi Shrine, Jammu & Kashmir.  Lack of insurance, social security scheme, education etc.

Action Taken by the Commission

Notice issued to the State Chief Secretary, J & K by NHRC for the Action Taken Report. In June 2015 J& K Govt. State Secretary’s reply has been received and action initiated.

Conditional summons to Chief Secretary, Government of Jammu & Kashmir to remain personally present before the Commission on 29.7.2016 at 11.00 A.M. along with the requisite report. His personal appearance was to be dispensed with, in case the report was received by the Commission on or before 22.7.2016. Neither the report has been received, nor the said Chief Secretary, Government of Jammu & Kashmir has appeared in person.  Non conditional summons were issued in the name of Chief Secretary, Government of Jammu & Kashmir to remain personally present before the Commission on 18.11.2016 at 11.00 A.M. along with the requisite report.

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NHRC Case No.1386/13/16/2014: Complaint against Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai  & Mumbai Police for forcibly removing/ evacuating   the Hawkers/Street Vendors of Mumbai  without implementing various directives of Supreme Court and High Court. 

Action taken by the Commission

NHRC has given order in our favour. Directed again to conduct fresh enquiry on 12th Nov. 2014.  Copies of the reports from the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai and Dy Commissioner of Police were received.

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NHRC Case No. 639/13/32/2015: Farmers’ suicides in the state of   Maharashtra especially in the regions of Vidarbha and Marathwada. Sought urgent intervention of NHRC with the issues to prevent suicides and to provide economic compensation, social security and complete empowerment of farmers family along with monetary support and to tackle their issues scientifically. 

Action taken by the Commission

Complaint is under consideration of the NHRC case No.382/13/0/2015.  The Chief Secretary, Government of Maharashtra furnished documents- (i) A copy of the Chief Minister's Package, including the criteria for eligibility for receiving ex-gratia relief; and, (ii) A copy Prime Minister's Package, including the criteria for eligibility for receiving ex-gratia relief. The Chief Secretary, Relief & Rehabilitation Department, Government of Maharashtra did not reply as on date.

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Case No.1491/35/6/2015: Pollution of River Ganga and health problems faced by local people of Uttarakhand. 

Action taken by the Commission

Pursuant to the direction of the Commission, Member Secretary of the Uttrakhand,  Environment Protection & Pollution Control Board has sent his report dated 24.5.15. It appears from the report that pursuant to the direction of the National Green Tribunal, the State Pollution Control Board, Uttrakhand Jal Nigam and Central Pollution Control Board visited Rishikesh and Haridwar area and submitted a report. Hence, it is necessary to ascertain whether the National Green Tribunal is seized of the matter. 4. The Member Secretary, Uttrakhand Environment Protection & Pollution Control Board, was directed to provide the following information within 4 weeks :- Whether the matter is still pending before the National Green Tribunal? If the matter has been disposed of finally, a copy of the order be sent to the Commission.

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Case No.10790/24/16/2015: Bad conditions of Roads of Sant Ravidas Nagar (Bhadohi) Uttar Pradesh. 

Action taken by the Commission

The Commission has directed Chief Secretary, Govt. of Uttar Pradesh to submit requisite information from concerned authorities and  to call for a report from the concerned authorities. The report has not been received within the stipulated period despite issuing final reminder. Waiting for action report.

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Case No.766/13/16/2015 & Case No. 766/13/16/2015: Spreading of H1N1 (SWINE FLU) virus & shortage of Tamiflu medicine in Mumbai, Maharashtra.

Action taken by the Commission

Directed the concerned authorities on 1st April 2015 to submit requisite information. A copy of the report received from the Deputy Secretary, Public Health Department, Mantralaya, Mumbai denying allegations of our petition was sent to us.

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Case No.19289/24/73/2014: Poor Power supply in village Kusauda, Suryawan, Sant Ravidas Nagar, Uttar Pradesh, affecting health services, functioning of schools and public safety.

Action by the Commission

The Director (Admn.), UPPCL  sent a report dated 19.05.2016.  .

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Case No. 1687/13/16/2015 Non-availability of doctors and dysfunctioning of equipment at S.K.Patil BMC Hospital, Malad. Letter sent to Maharashtra State Human Rights Commission on 30th March 2015 and reminder on 30th May 2015 to MSHRC.

Action taken by the Commission

A  report dated 24.6.2016 was received from the Chief Medical Superintendent and HOD, Secondary Health Services, Brihan Mumbai, Mahanagar Palika. In the report, the concerned officer admitted the grievance raised and narrated that the hospital was being run by a meager strength of the hospital including 13 doctors, 6 para medicals, 17 nursing, 36 labour and 8 staffs administering administration. It was also intimated that 6 posts of honoraries are vacant which included medical surgery, orthopedics, ENT Pediatrics and Radiologists. It was urged that the hospital should be upgraded to cater to the needs of the poor and needy slum dwellers from Kandivali to Goregaon about 12 to 13 lakh population. It was disclosed that the hospital was initially a 100 bedded hospital but the same was downgraded to a 50 bedded hospital in the year 2000. Response was not received from the Principal Secretary, Department of Health and Family Welfare, Government of Maharashtra, Mumbai. A copy of the report dated 24.6.2016 was sent to BVS.

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Case No. 1339/13/16/2015 Rampant Corruption in Railway by Railway Staff & Officials including RPF,GRP and Touts & the problems faced by WR & CR passengers.  Letter sent on 26th May 2015 to National Human Rights Commission for necessary course of action.

Action taken by the Commission

Notice issued to concerned authorities for inquiry.  The Report of Commissioner of Police, Railways Mumbai and Report of DIG, (R&T), Railway Board, New Delhi, denied the versions put forth by Authorities. The complainant prays for an early action in the matter. Our complaint letter dated 13.04.2016 was transmitted to (1) Commissioner of Police, Railways, Mumbai and (2) Chairman, Railways Board, New Delhi, to submit detailed Action Taken Report in the matter. Response within four weeks, without fail.

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Case No. 22202/24/16/2015 Worsening and poor medical facilities in the District of Bhadohi, Uttar Pradesh Letter sent on 27th May 2015 to National Human Rights Commission. 

Action taken by the Commission

A report dated 29.7.2015 has been received from the Chief Medical Officer, Bhadohi, U.P A copy of the Report was sent to us dated 22.9.2015 for our comments. In our reply dated 22.2.2016 we informed the Commission that the Community Health Centre at Suriyawaan Block has no facilities like ambulance, X-ray machines, sonography machines,  no blood bank was attached to the hospital and the public has no access to safe drinking water, electricity, toilets etc.  There are no street lights in the nearby areas and the condition of the hospital is very bad. The Commission has carefully considered the contents of the reply. A copy of the same was sent to the Principal Secretary, Department of Health and Family Welfare, Government of U.P. to examine the matter and take appropriate action. An action taken report in this regard be sent to the Commission within six weeks positively.

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Case No. 1398/13/0/2015 Saving innocent lives of citizens, rising death toll and deteriorating condition of Fire Brigade officials in Maharashtra. Taken up issue with Governor of Maharashtra and Chief Minister of Maharashtra.

Action taken by the Commission

A report has been received from Deputy Secretary, Urban Development Department, Government of Maharashtra denying allegations made in the complaint. A copy of the report dated 29/3/2016 was sent to us.

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Case No.36956/24/32/2015 Dismal conditions of schools in UP.

Action taken by the Commission

The complaint be transmitted to the concerned authority for such action as deemed appropriate. The authority concerned is directed to take appropriate action within 8 weeks and to inform the complainant of the action taken in the matter.

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Case No.1202/13/16/2016 Indiscriminate poaching in Sanjay Gandhi National Park and in action of State Authorities to curb the same.

Action taken by the Commission

The petitioner has alleged indiscriminate Poaching in Sanjay Gandhi National Park and inaction by State Authorities. Let the complaint be transmitted to the Chief Secretary, Government of Maharashtra calling for action taken report within 04 weeks.

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Case No. 2134/13/16/2015 Filed a case in NHRC regarding Project Affected Persons in Mumbai who have been affected and displaced by various projects in the city.  Reminder sent to MSHRC on 11/10/2016.

Action taken by the Commission

NHRC transferred the case to MSHRC in October 2015.

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Case No. 2985/13/16/2015 NHRC & 5339/2015/2732 MSHRC Urgent need for compensation, resettlement and rehabilitation of fire victims Slum dwellers of Damu Nagar, Kandivali East, Mumbai.  Reminder sent on 11/10/2016. 

Action taken by the Commission

NHRC transferred the case to MSHRC ON 18/3/2015.  MSHRC issued notices to the Municipal Commissioner BMC, Chief Officer, SRA and the Chief Conservator of forests and the Director of Sanjay Gandhi National Park.

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Case No. 1662/12/20/2015  Itarsi Fire Compensation from Railways.

Action taken by the Commission

The complaint be transmitted to the concerned authority for such action as deemed appropriate. The authority concerned is directed to take appropriate action within 8 weeks and to inform the complainant of the action taken in the matter. Compensation was offered to the victims by the Railways.

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Case  No. 222/13/16/2016 Petition for not initiating stern action / not taking preventive steps to protect Resident Doctors and other medical fraternity from attacks of family and relatives of sick/deceased patients.

Action taken by the Commission

NHRC transferred the cased to MSHRC ON 12TH April 2016.

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Case No.38556/24/48/2013 Juveniles in Jail below the age of 18 years do not have proof of age called for investigation by the NHRC to ensure that no juvenile languish in jail and also ensure the safety of women and the nutrition, education and welfare of their children who are permissible in jails.

Action taken by the Commission  

For analysis of reports received.

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Case No. 4760/30/0/2016 Raised the matter of persons with Disabilities with NHRC.  They have forwarded the matter to the Secretary, Ministry of Social Justice, New Delhi.

Action taken by the Commission            

The complaint be transmitted to the concerned authority for such action as deemed appropriate. The authority concerned is directed to take appropriate action within 8 weeks and to inform the complainant of the action taken in the matter.

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Case No. 2327/2015 Raised the issue of inhuman condition of labourers cleaning the sewerage / gutters in Maharashtra and under various other corporations in India with MSHRC and NHRC to cover this sector of labourers under Social Security Schemes, Health Insurance, right to Education, Food Security and to provide them all the benefits to live as dignified citizens in the country.  Reminders sent on 27/9/2016.

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Case No.6585/24/1/2016  Accused prisoners in Agra Jail of Uttar Pradesh completed their term but still in prison due to non-payment of the fine amount imposed by the Honourable Court of Law.

Action taken by the Commission     

In the aforesaid case, a report has been received from the Senior Superintendent, Central Jail, Agra Let a copy of the report dated 30.3.2016 received as above be sent to the petitioner under Registered Post calling upon him to submit comments, if any, within four weeks, failing which the matter will be decided on merits. Further, despite issuance of notice and lapse of considerable time, the Director General (Prisons), UP has not submitted the requisite report. Let a final reminder be sent to Director General (Prisons), UP calling for the requisite report within four weeks, failing which the Commission shall resort to Section 13 of the Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993.

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Case No.39865/24/69/2016  On 12/10/2016 wrote to the National Human Rights Commission, New Delhi regarding Illegal Mining and the welfare of labourers in Sonbundra.

Action taken by the Commission

The case has been transferred to the UPSHRC on 21st December 2016.

The UPSHRC vide its letter dated 19/1/2017 has taken up the issue with the District Magistrate of Sonbhadra.  The petition will come up for hearing by in March 2017.

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Case No. 29/2016 On 25th October 2016 took up the issue of the violation of Human Rights of the Kashmiri Pandits in Jammu & Kashmir, with the Jammu & Kashmir State Human Rights Commission and the National Human Rights Commission, New Delhi. 

Action taken by the Commission

The J&KSHRC issued a letter to the Chief Secretary J & K for his report in the matter.

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Case No. 535/13/16/2017 On 6TH February 2017 took up the issue of non-availability of Divyang friendly infrastructure in public utility buildings in Mumbai and other cities of Maharashtra.

Action taken by the Commission

The case has been filed on 10TH February 2017.

On 21st February 2017, the Commission transferred the case to the concerned authority to take appropriate action within 8 weeks.

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GENERAL ISSUES RAISED WITH THE AUTHORITIES:

Shifting of ST Bus Depot from the busy M.G Road, Borivali East, Mumbai to a convenient place.

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For sufficient wide roads, Flyovers, adequate space for parking and for proper transportation & for an organized traffic system, to maintain the congestion of traffic at Dahisar under the guidance of One Mass Traffic management programme.

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To complete the work of widening the roads, removed the hurdles whichever came in between for the progress of the work in North Mumbai.

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Raised the issue of up gradation and advanced medical equipment for Bhagwati Municipal Hospital, with the authorities.

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Demand for play grounds and cultural centres to encourage the youth in sports & cultural activities.

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Advocated for Nana Nani Park / Health Centres for Senior Citizens.

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Took up the issue of establishment of a centre for APMC and control rates of vegetable & fruits, to enable the local population to get vegetable, fruits & poultry products at reasonable rates.

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Made available toilets for people staying in small pockets of Dahisar areas.

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To protect the encroachment of land that was allotted for parks and playgrounds.

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Establishment of a Centre for youth development.

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To solve the water problems of the growing population of Dahisar area.

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Better & proper supply of electricity to consumers.

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Established passenger assisting booths at CST & Dadar from the year 1994 till 2000 to assist specially passengers, differently-abled and senior citizens.

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Held several demonstrations to start new trains from Mumbai to North India & other parts of the country.

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Also held several meetings and demonstrations for the safety of women and children in local trains and also got sanction for setting up of CCTV cameras at all the railway stations.

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Under the slogan of “Everyone’s Mumbai Safe Mumbai” several programmes were organized for the cleanliness of Mumbai.

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Providing needy children with school bags, note books, pens, compass boxes and school fees.

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Organised several medical camps in the slum pockets of Mumbai.

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Distributed food grain, medicines, clothes, foot wear and other useful items to the Adivasis.

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Distributed food grain, medicines, school bags and other needy items in the orphanages of Mumbai.

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Distributed medical equipment and water coolers to various MCGM hospitals, such as S.K. Patil, B. N Desai, Bhagwati Hospital and many more.

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Also various other activities such as awareness meetings for tackling malnutrition, improving healthcare, halting distress migration, provide basic education, organizing skill development programme, generating employment, caring public concerns etc.

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BVS is in the process of setting up a unit to manufacture / assemble equipment for the under privileged Divyangs to assist the disabled move freely and make life easier for them.

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BVS in collaboration with the Hindustan Scouts & Guides and the Ministry of Agriculture, Farmers Welfare & Panchayati Raj organised a Farmers meeting in Allahabad on 26/10/2016.  During the meeting, the problems/grievances of the farmers were taken up and they were educated with scientific methods for better crop cultivation which could result in an abundant harvest.  The next Meeting was held on 25/11/2016 in Suriyawan, Bhadohi  (UP).

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