Sindhis:Alimchandani Rajan (Consumer Activist)

Rajan Alimchandani. 47/B, Venus Co-op. Hsg. Society,. Dr. R.G.Thadani Marg,. Worli, Mumbai – 400 018.

When Rajan Alimchandani, a Worli resident, noticed that the two-month old service from the island city to Mira Road did not halt at a bus stop that was in the vicinity of two colleges and a large residential area, he filed the application.

To his surprise, to make the service routes economically viable:

The BEST did not conduct a survey or even bothered to check on the number of passengers using the service.

“Once they are in the business of providing service, it is only logical to have bus stops in places where many passengers can be picked up. They did not even conduct a study to find out where there would be the highest number of passengers waiting or alighting,” said Alimchandani.

The applicant was particularly surprised at the two bus stops that are not very far from each other. When questioned about the basis of selection of the stops, the reply stated that no study was conducted. It also said the logic of selecting the stops was that one is closer to a junction and the other near connecting roads.

“It would be better if they take one stop closer to Venus as there are two colleges in that area. Many residents too avail the service from there,” said Vishal Jain, a commuter from the Worli Sea face (south) bus stop. “They are not looking at the number of people who can benefit. I have written to BEST for a bus stop there.”

According to Alimchandani, the BEST is not serious about it. “Someone surely needs to take this up at higher levels. The authority is not working. They are burning public money without studying the market. One day they will say that they had to shut the service as they were on losses,” he said

RIGHT TO INFORMATION – 2009


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  • R.B.POPAT  On October 10, 2010 at 9:57 am

    From :
    1. Mrs. Rita R. Popat
    2. Mr. Rajendra B. Popat
    A/2 Abhishek,
    G.D. Ambekar Marg,
    Dadar Naigaon,
    Mumbai 400014.
    Date : 07.10.2010
    To, Commissioner MVAT,
    Enforcement Department, Vikrikar Bhavan, Mumbai-10.

    Respected Sir, [ Please refer para 11]

    Sub : MASSIVE KILLING OF DEMOCRATIC AND FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS
    And Criminal Acts THROUGH

    Refusal to allow entry in to building By Committee Member and watch men / Manipulation of Minutes/Non granting of hearing by Registrar F south/ Right of cross examination / Manipulation of Records / Raising false bills / non raising of regular maintenance bills/ not giving Notice of Any meeting including Annual General Meeting / / Not supplying Annual Accounts / non supplying of information about M/S Semitronics flat No. 01 / Cutting of 20 year old tree and removal of garden across our window ( just 20 feet away) which was having 3 big 6 year old coconut tree and 100’s of plants :

    By Committee Members of
    Abhishek CHS Ltd.
    G.D. Ambekar Marg,
    Dadar Naigaon,
    Mumbai 400014.

    1. Refusal to allow entry in to the building :

    I Mr. R.B. Popat was refused to allow entry on 04.10.2010 in to the building by Mr. Sandip Velhal and One Watch man on duty @ 10.30 A.M. in the morning. Thereafter, I went to Jurisdictional Kidwai Nagar Police Station and lodged NC vide NC No. 1924110 dtd. 04.10.2010.

    2. Manipulation of Minutes :

    (a) This is to inform your goodself that in the last AGM my wife had signed attendance sheet stating that she object to the removal of name from membership by her. However, when we received minutes it was stated that my wife has agreed to the resolution of removal of name from membership. In order to prove manipulation of minutes we had asked through letter cum notice dated 27th March, 2010 of our Advocate Shri Vinod Sampat to give us certified copy of the 2009, AGM Attendance sheet which was not given till to date by the said society. However, in reply to our Advocate the society stated that they had given inspection to us which was also not given. Further in our Advocate’s letter cum notice what was asked for by us was copies of the several document but none of them is given to us.

    3. (a) Allegation of Bazari Activity and removal of name :

    The society has by alleging Bazari activity, removed our name from membership of society. However several time including through Two RTI and letters and even through letter cum notice dated 27th March, 2010 of our Advocate Shri. Vinod Sampat we asked for evidence of Bazari activity as alleged by the society, which are not received by us till to date.

    (b) Right of cross examination :

    We reserve our Right of cross examination of each person who voted against us and in favour of resolution of removal of name from membership of society and ask them to provide evidence of Bazari Activity.

    (c) Not granting of hearing By the Asst. Registrar F south, Mumbai :

    Not granting of hearing By the Asst. Registrar F south, Mumbai of hearing till to date on removal of our name from membership of the society. We are even not aware whether society has filed such resolution with the office of Asst. Registrar F south Mumbai.

    4. Evasion of stamp duty and registration fee by Secretary :

    The present Secretary Mr Anil Agnihotri has submitted application along with all record for deletion of his first name from Flat No. 302 certificate, which was accordingly being removed from the share certificate by virtue of application by him.

    At that time Mr. R.B.Popat was secretary, Mr. Prabhu Desai was treasurer ( of Sameer) and Mrs. Amla Agnihjotri wife of Mr Anil Agnihotri was Chairperson. We all deleted the First name from the said certificate of flat no. 302 by making endorsement on the reverse side of the said share certificate of flat no. 302 and kept single name of Mrs. Amla Agnihotri on reverse side of the said flat 302 share certificate and all amendments were accordingly being carried out in share register.

    This name was removed on application being made by Mr. Anil Agnihotri with all necessary papers on account of Notice from Income tax Delhi being received by him as was told to me by his wife at that time.

    I heard from some one that again the society converted single named share certificate of Mrs. Amla A. Agnihotri to First name of Mr. Anil Agnihotri and second name of Mrs. Amla agnihotri.

    Now, the issue is how come one can become secretary from flat no. 302 when the stamp duty and registration fee is not paid by them at both instances as narrated above.

    We request concerned authorities [ collector of stamps ] to check payment of stamp duty and registration charges on both the above transaction and also on all immovable portion of Abhishek CHS Ltd. (building) including all stilt parking owned occupied by Mr. Agnihotri family.

    5. Raising of false maintenance bills of Rs. 33000/- plus towards difference in car and scooter parking by alleging fraud by Mr. R. B. Popat :

    It was abundantly proved that we have scooter parking as per Conveyance copy from builder to society which was part of registered agreement of our flat.

    The society in reply from their advocate stated that the society has only one type of parking is also misleading information given by committee members to their advocate.

    It is also abundantly clear that society has G parking for closed garage P parking for open garage which is further are of two type one is small which is for scooter parking and big for car parking as categorized in conveyance deed from builder to the society. Apart from that there are open parking for scooter ( two wheeler) and car parking for (four wheeler) for which different rates are being charged.

    Society alleged that Mr. R.B. Popat has manipulated bill by charging less amount is also replied in Notice cum letter dated 27th March, 2010 of our Advocate Shri. Vinod Sampat’s. However The bill raised by Mr. R.B Popat was same as raised for immediately preceding month by Mr. Kambli ( ex-manager of the society ) who was manager of the society.

    In order to prove all the facts detailed documents was called from Society vide letter dated 07.07.2009 And vide Two RTI application In the month of March, 2009 and reminder letter was filed with Asst Registrar Shri. B.D, Ahire for seeking information under RTI vide letter dated 11.06.2009 but no reply is received till to date. And also vide Notice cum letter dated 27th March, 2010 of our Advocate Shri. Vinod Sampat but till to date we received no reply from the society.

    We reserve our right to file defamation suit against the committee members.

    6. Non raising of regular maintenance bills :
    Though, maintenance cheque for Quarter April 2009 to June 2009 was sent by Mr. R. B. Popat society returned the same by stating that the matter is under consideration and returned the cheque.

    Further, vide letter dated 03.06.2009. It was intimated to society that the non issuance of maintenance bill by the society is leading to delay in receipt of payment by the society and interest cost shall be borne by the committee members,. But to the said letter they failed to reply.

    The Asst. Registrar F south Shri. B.D Ahire was informed of such discriminating act of society of not issuing regular maintenance bill to us vide letter dated 11.06.2009 but no reply is received till to date.

    And also vide Notice cum letter dated 27th March, 2010 of our Advocate Shri. Vinod Sampat’s it was informed to the society for non issuance of the maintenance bill by the society, However in response to the said point society through their advocate failed to reply.

    7. Not giving Notice of Any meeting including Annual General Meeting :
    For the reason stated vide Para 1(a) as stated above committee member did not issue us notice of AGM, because minutes of previous AGM meeting are to be approved in next AGM meeting, which was held in society on 14.08.2010 at 8.00 PM as told to us by some member on telephone. If we object to the said manipulation of minutes by asking them to produce last attendance AGM sheet then the committee members cannot talk on next agenda only !

    8. Non supplying of copy of Annual Accounts :
    In last AGM society allotted major repair work to contractor which was around Rs. 50 lakh. The society committee hurriedly carried out work for which we demanded bills and several documents through our advocate Shri. Vinod Sampat but till to date they had not given any paper though we have paid Rs. 82000/- plus for such major repair work. The work is done of extremely poor quality as several residents have started complaining about seepage and leakages.

    9. Non supplying of information about M/S Semitronics (partnership firm) flat No. 01 :
    (a) M/S Semitronics flat No. 01 was Business office in the society building since inception i.e. commercial use. In order to continue them as Commercial Office society in last 15 year never took any objection to them and on the contrary the society was billing/collecting almost double maintenance charges to/from them, the records were asked by Mr. R.B. Popat thorough RTI in the Month of March 2009 by making the same before Assistant Registrar F south Mumbai but no information of any sort is received either from the society or from The Registrar F South Mumbai.

    (b) It is was told to us by some one that the flat transfer done of M/S Semitronics (partnership firm) is done without the copy of partnership firm registration certificate in the name of the firm. We hereby demand copy of M/S Semitronics (partnership firm) registration certificate duly certified by the Secretary of the society for verification.

    10. Cutting of 20 year old tree (earlier) and few months back removal of garden across our window ( just 20 feet away) which was having 3 big 6 year old coconut tree and 100’s of plants :
    (a) Mr. R. B. Popat filed first complaint of cutting of 20 year old tree (earlier) with BMC along with photograph of cut tree. However BMC officer closed the file without recording my statement.

    (b).Due to apprehension of death threat from committee members ( based on above behavioral pattern ) Mr. R.B.Popat did not report about removal of garden 20 feet across window of our flat No. 01 which was converted to unwanted parking space by removing from root 3 big 6 year old coconut tree and 100’s of plants. ( However after refusal of entry in to building on 04.10.2010 vide para 1 above I have decided to complain now).

    11. Not providing vital details :
    Contract copies and Bill copies of for major repair work to contractor which was around Rs. 50 lakh on which Service Tax compliance, TDS compliance both under MVAT and Income Tax was asked through our advocate Shri. Vinod Sampat’s letter cum notice from society to see whether any fraud on exchequer is there or not but no such information is provided till to date.

    12. Non acceptance of any letter :

    Society secretary refused to acknowledge any letter from us.

    We reserve our all rights to file defamation suit against appropriate persons.

    Kindly do the needful and oblige.

    R.B. Popat.
    B.COM,F.C.S,F.C.A.
    501/c, Aradhna, G.D.Ambekar Marg,Next to Abhishek CHS. LTD.
    Naigaon,Mumbai 400014.Mobile No. 09322272512.
    P.S. : 1. Detailed letter cum notice of our Advocate will be followed shortly.
    2. We reiterate our all submissions in all past notices/letters.
    BY HAND DELIVERY:
    1. Asst Registrar F south Mumbai.
    6th floor,Malhotra House, opp GPO. Mumbai 400001.
    2.Dist. Deputy Registrar Mumbai 1.
    6th floor,Malhotra House, opp GPO. Mumbai 400001.
    3. Joint Registrar Mumbai.
    6th floor,Malhotra House, opp GPO. Mumbai 400001.
    4.Secretary Co Operation
    Mantralay, Mumbai 400032.
    5. Senior Police Inspector, Kidwai Nagar Police Station, Mumbai.

    6.. Tree Authority, Rani Baug (Jijamata Udyan), Mumbai.

    7. Deputy Commisioner of MCGM, Fsouth, Parel, Mumbai -400012.

    BY REGISTERED POST WITH A.D. :
    8. MR Badhan, ADDL Registrar(Budget & Planning),
    Office of The Commissioner for Co-operation & Registrar of Co-Op Housing Society, Maharashtra State, Central Building ,Station Road , Pune – 411001.
    9. The Commissioner of MCGM
    Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai, Head Quarter,
    Mumbai C.S.T. 400001.
    10.Anti Corruption Bureau, Madhu Industrial Estate, Pandurang Budhkar Marg, Worli,Mumbai 400 013.
    11. Janhit Manch, Kuber bhavan, Bajaj Road, Vile Parle (west), Mumbai -400 056. [ life member].
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    14.Editor Times of India ,
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    Maharashtra State, Pune
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  • shrikant tillu  On December 21, 2010 at 3:02 pm

    In a landmark judgment, the State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission directed the district consumer forum to hear the case of 72-year-old Worli resident Rajan Alimchandani against his society by declaring him a “consumer”. The commission also directed the forum to dispose of the case within three months………

    are u the same Rajan? I will be obliged it you pl send me the copy of the judjement of the District forum. I am a senior citizon and now i want to take my society to consumer court.
    Pl help me.

    • maxmakhija  On December 21, 2010 at 11:44 pm

      Dear Sir,
      We just promote Sindhis around the world, this is not Rajan’s Blog….kindly contact him directly.

  • shrikant tillu  On December 22, 2010 at 3:13 am

    sorry for troubling u.
    can u send me rajan’s email address?

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