The corrupt officers did not like my husband reporting about their corrupt practices and other corrupt officers against whom my husband had not reported felt threatened by his honest and sincere efforts to tackle corrupt practices. Just to give an idea about his style of functioning I am giving below two of the circulars issued by him and given to meunder the Right to Information Act
Circular 1: Adoption of new techniques to improve Transparency.
Some examples of innovative methods to fight corrupt practices introduced by my husband are given below:
Using a leaflet to help redressal of grievances combining the Right to Information Act- This was put into practice until my husband's transfer for reporting repeatedly by my husband the corrupt practices of senior officers .
Using a leaflet to give information to the public to help them monitor the quality of work- This was used in the execution of more than 200 works. The information was also made available on the internet but the website has now been withdrawn. It would be interesting to know the persons behind this using the RTI Act. This measure alone saved more than 30% pilferage and improved the quality of works.
The above are only a few examples which made the corrupt to transfer my husband so that he can not continue to improve them. Of course the major irregularities reported to the Chief Secretary so far has been the corrupt practices in the power sector.
Recently after he took charge as Regional Commssioner, Bangalore (but transferred within 20 days after posting) he introduced a system using the provisions of the Right to Information Act in an innovative way, where in public are allowed to see files without making any application between 2.30 pm and 5.30 pm on every second and fourth tuesday of every month.He also planned to make web viewing of the file. These developments threatned many and he was transferred just 3 days before launch of the program . however, his efforts have been widelky reported and it is hoped that citizens will demand for its operation.You can visit the related website here