Report Corruption in Delhi Housing Societies to Clean House
If you want Clean House to report about the corruption and illegal activities in your housing society, you may please contact me with relevant documents and details.
According to the new Vigilance Manual 2017 of India’s top anti-corruption organization Central Vigilance Commission (CVC), corruption is manifested in various forms such as bribery, nepotism, willful action or willful inaction to benefit someone or to deny benefit to someone known or unknown. It also states that corruption includes cases of favoritism and failure to follow laid down processes leading to unintended benefit to someone or denial of benefit to the deserving.
To: All Residents of Delhi
From: Rakesh Raman
If you have voice, raise it against corruption and injustice. Do not stay quiet. If you are not trying to stop corruption, you are part of it.
As you know, today corruption and illegal activities have gone rampant in Delhi’s cooperative group housing societies and it appears that no government exists in the city-state to control the rising tide of lawlessness in these societies.
Almost all the managing committees (MCs) of housing societies are under the control of corrupt MC members who mostly operate as money-collecting gangs. They are supported by deep-pocketed builders and corrupt bureaucrats and politicians.
As millions of common residents are victims of the terror unleashed by the MC members of different societies, I have started an exclusive editorial section under the banner “Clean House” to help the suffering residents raise their voice against the growing injustice.
Although I have been writing extensively about corruption in India and abroad and running campaigns to stop corruption for about 20 years, now I have decided to organize my efforts with the aim to help the affected people proactively.
During the past few months, many residents from all parts of Delhi have met me to discuss the cases of corruption and lawlessness in their cooperative group housing societies. I have, therefore, decided to focus on housing societies’ corruption with this new online editorial initiative – Clean House.
It is covering the cases of corruption and other illegal activities in Delhi’s cooperative group housing societies. It also highlights government’s failure to stop corruption and lawlessness in these societies and coordinates with different government departments to get the cases resolved.
Residents affected by the corruption of MC members inform me that their formal complaints to different government departments are being ignored or government officials keep throwing their complaints from one desk to another without taking any action against the accused MC members. This bureaucratic inaction or inefficiency is also a form of corruption.
While the MC members of each housing society control public money worth crores of rupees, they always tend to swindle that money blatantly. In most societies, same members keep holding office positions by hook or by crook. They offer various types of bribes to voting members to win elections fraudulently. Their procedures for holding General Body Meetings (GBMs) are totally flawed. They do not follow statutory purchase processes. Their accounting procedures are defective.
Despite government orders, most societies do not have a website. The societies that have websites, do not put relevant information on them to make their operations transparent. Thus, the MC members run the society affairs in a dictatorial manner.
But the government is sleeping. Despite complaints from residents, corrupt government officials do not take any action against corrupt MC members. Finally, the distressed residents are left with no other option, but to approach the courts. But do they get justice from courts? The less said about the Indian courts, the better.
The main government departments that are systematically supporting the corrupt MC members are:
- Registrar Cooperative Societies (RCS) of the Delhi Government
- Delhi Development Authority (DDA)
- Office of the Lt. Governor (LG) of Delhi
- Office of the Chief Minister and other Ministers of Delhi
- Municipal Corporations of Delhi (MCD)
- Delhi Fire Service (DFS)
- Delhi Urban Art Commission (DUAC)
- Delhi Police
Some of the active cases that I am currently pursuing are given below. You can click the case weblink to read the full report.
|Complicity in Corruption||RCS||May 29, 2018||Case in Progress|
|Corruption in FAR||DDA||May 21, 2018||CVC Inquiry|
|Corruption and Fraud||RCS||May 19, 2018||Inquiry Delayed|
|Illegal Construction||Court Case||May 14, 2018||Construction Stopped|
|Corruption Inquiry||RCS / CVC||May 1, 2018||Pending|
|Risk of Fire||Fire Service / RCS||April 14, 2018||No Action|
|Labour Rights Abuse||Labour Court||March 13, 2018||Summons Issued|
|Obstruction of Justice||RCS||February 26, 2018||Illegal Obstruction|
|Financial Fraud||RCS / DDA||January 29, 2018||Inquiry Planned|
|Criminal Intimidation||Labour / Delhi Police||January 21, 2018||Notice Ignored|
|Corruption Inquiry||RCS||January 3, 2018||Notice Issued|
|Tree Offence||RCS / DDA||December 26, 2017||Notice Issued|
|Slavery Case||RCS / Labour||December 20, 2017||Inquiry|
|Blackmailing and Extortion||RCS||December 17, 2017||No Action|
|Corruption Notice||Society MC||December 10, 2017||Response Demanded|
|Human Rights||RCS / Delhi Police||May 15, 2017||Suppressed|
|UBBL Violation||DDA / RCS||August 30, 2017||No Action|
|Labour Exploitation||RCS / Labour Dept.||October 3, 2017||Notice Issued|
|Fraudulent Contract||RCS / DDA||October 16, 2017||Response from DDA|
|Illegal Construction||DDA / RCS||October 24, 2017||No Action|
|Illegal Car Parking||RCS / DFS||October 30, 2017||No Action|
|Corruption and Conspiracy||RCS||November 20, 2017||Reported|
Corruption Case Study
If you want to know how corrupt MC members of a housing society commit various crimes and circumvent the law because of Delhi government’s weakness in stopping crime and corruption, you can study the case of DPS Housing Society in Dwarka.
Currently, I am also studying some more cases, as residents of these cooperative group housing societies (CGHS) are in the process of sharing information with me. These cases, which are at various stages of investigation, are given below.
CASES UNDER INVESTIGATION
|Bhagwati CGHS Dwarka||RCS||May 2018||Case Ready|
|A Housing Society in Vikaspuri||RCS / DDA||February 2018||Initial Discussion Held|
|New Ashiana CGHS||RCS||December 2017||More Information Needed|
|Chopra CGHS||RCS||November 2017||More Information Needed|
|Fakhruddin Memorial CGHS||RCS||November 2017||More Information Needed|
|A Housing Society in Pitampura, Delhi||RCS||October 2017||Complainants do not want to reveal their identities, as they are facing criminal threats.|
As I am working alone for this entire project without any support, please bear with me if my response is delayed. You are requested to help me in this selfless endeavor.
You also can read some of the recent reports that I have produced covering different housing societies and other areas of corruption. These are available at the following weblinks:
[ Poisonous Particles + Noise Nuisance = Death for Delhi ] – Research Report on Pollution
Report Your Case
If you want me to report about your housing society, you may please contact me with relevant documents and details. These details should include:
- Your name, email, mobile number
- Full name and address of your society
- Website address (if any) and email of your society
- Names and email addresses (if possible) of all the MC members
- One-page summary of the case and the outcome that you expect
Depending on this initial information, I will ask you to give me more related documents. Then if you want, you also can meet me at my address given below.
I am a government’s National award-winning journalist and social activist. Besides working at senior editorial positions with India’s leading media companies, I had been writing an edit-page column for The Financial Express, a business newspaper of the Indian Express group.
Nowadays, for the past about 7 years, I have been running my own global news services on different subjects. I also have formed an environment-protection group called Green Group in Delhi.
I am also running an exclusive community-driven online editorial section under the banner “Clean House” to help the suffering residents of Delhi raise their voice against the growing corruption and injustice particularly in group housing societies where millions of people live.
I have created a comprehensive online information service to educate the Indian voters for the upcoming Lok Sabha election scheduled to happen in 2019.
I have formed a free Education and Career Counselling Center for deserving children at a poor J.J. Colony in Dwarka, New Delhi under my NGO – RMN Foundation.
Earlier, I had been associated with the United Nations (UN) through United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) as a digital media expert to help businesses use technology for brand marketing and business development.
463, DPS Apts., Plot No. 16, Sector 4
Dwarka, Phase I, New Delhi 110 078
You may please contact me on my email.