Tuesday, August 30, 2016

[IAC#RG] VIGILANCE COMPLAINT against your Secretary Chandraker Bharti

DELHI DIALOGUE COMMISSION     (www.delhidialoguecommission.in)

an initiative of  "India Against Corruption"


Shri Arvind Kejriwal,
Chief Minister of NCT Delhi


Dear Chief Minister,

We are constrained to complain, regretfully, against the gross corruption being displayed by your Environment Secretary Shri Chandraker Bharti, IAS.

Based on his inaction and silence towards us and our complaint, we are complaining to you that this IAS officer Chandraker Bharti appears to be in the pay and pocket of Mr. Mukesh Ambani's company M/s Reliance JIO (or suchlike) which is on a spree of installing thousands of highly polluting mobile towers exclusively powered by diesel gensets all over Delhi.

It is no coincidence that Mr. Chandraker Bharti was brought to Delhi and installed as a Secretary in GNCTD by the L-G, Shri Najeeb Jung, who is himself an old Mukesh Ambani hand,
1) Is Najeeb Jung fit for current post?
How Ambani's Reliance corrupted the system
3) Faced with crisis, Reliance honchos reach Najeeb Jung

As you know, Delhi is faced with a terrible pollution crisis which needs to be tackled on a war footing and such corrupt officers acting for vested interests should be immediately given the boot.

The people of Delhi, through the Delhi Dialogue Commission, are clearly conveying to your elected government that we will neither tolerate AAP's role in allowing Airtel/Voda to install thousands of polluting diesel genset powered towers in the past nor Mr. Jung's corruption in now allowing Reliance JIO to install tens of thousands of such towers throughout Delhi.

When Delhi voted your govt to power in 2014, Delhi expected you to tackle this pollution problem which is well known since 2013 when these towers began being installed in large numbers, see

Death by Breath: For generators, rules in place but no one to enforce them

IAC believes that these diesel gensets within Delhi now contribute over 40% of the PM10 pollutants in Delhi's air and 80% of that pollution comes from mobile tower gensets. In some areas they contribute 80% of the total PM10 pollutants.

We therefore expect that you will personally inquire into why the specific Reliance JIO mobile tower I have complained about is still functioning exclusively on diesel genset despite it being within 500m of a leading hospital, at least 4 top education institutes and within a peaceful residential area. FYI, the details of your officer's corrupt inactions are in the attached trail mails.

Yout Transport Commissioner should also be sent a show-cause notice to explain why highly polluting motor vehicles registered in Maharasthra are being permanently sited in Delhi in massive quantities for Mr. Mukesh Ambani's corporate to provide their "free" mobile services in Delhi, and no action is being taken against them. The fact that all these trailer mounted mobile sites are illegal in the first place is clear from the situation that they have no fixed electricity connections and are not presently entitled to get them either.

In this instance, the Delhi Dialogue Commission would appreciate receiving a specific reply from your government instead of the usual forwarding note your OSD sends us. We would be obliged to receive your Govt's reply within 5 days and preferably with a charge sheet against your officer/s.


Sarbajit Roy
National Convenor
for Delhi Dialogue Commission
(an initiative of "India Against Corruption")

B-59 Defence Colony,
New Delhi 110024
M: +91-8010205897

NB: This communication is sent to the Aam Aadmi Party Govt. of Delhi ('Aap ki Sarkar') in terms of the India Against Corruption decision dated 29.Aug.2011 which can be accessed here

On Thu, Aug 25, 2016 at 3:20 AM, Sarbajit Roy <sroy.mb@gmail.com> wrote:
Shri Chandraker Bharti, IAS
Dept of Environment
Govt. NCT Delhi


It is very strange that no effective action has been taken by you on
my complaint, and neither has it been acknowledged by your office with
a clear time to resolution timeline. Merely forwarding my complaint to
the non-functioning DPCC is as good as taking no action at all and
such inaction is not expected from a popular government.

In these circumstances, I am again calling upon you to immediately
direct that the polluting installation I described is promptly shut
down until its poisonous emissions cease and since the aforesaid
polluting installation is also within a 500 metre radius of at least 1
major hospital and 4 prestigious educational institutions in the heart
of Delhi's diplomatic area.


Sarbajit Roy

B-59 Defence Colony
New Delhi 110024

Telephone: +91-8010205897

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Sarbajit Roy <sroy.mb@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 17 Aug 2016 09:07:48 +0530
Subject: COMPLAINT of highly polluting portable mobile towers
To: senv@nic.in

The Secretary
Dept of Environment
Govt. NCT Delhi

Respected Sir

I wish to complain that a mobile telecom operator M/s Reliance JIO or
suchlike is recently installing thousands of mobile telecom towers all
over New Delhi which are running on powerful diesel gensets throughout
the day and night and which I apprehend are polluting the atmosphere
and environment and responsible for sharp rise in PM 2.5 and PM 10
particulate matters in Delhi.

By way of example I am enclosing 2 photographs of a trailer with
Maharashtra registration number "MH.42.T 1319" which is permanently
stationed on Dr. Jose Rizal Marg (Chanakyapuri) near Palestine Embassy
since about July 2016 and which is continuously operating a very
powerful diesel generator set spewing pollutants to power a mobile
antenna attached to it.

It is not clear why these rigs are not taking temporary or permanent
connections from the DISCOMS like NDMC or BSES and are vitiating the
atmosphere by running almost continuously on highly polluting diesel
gensets only occasionally supplemented by battery systems.

Accordingly, I would be obliged if you would issue directions to shut
down all these diesel generator based temporary mobile towers whose
proliferation I apprehend to be a major cause of rise in PM2.5 and PM
10 SPM pollutants in Delhi.

I am caused to approach you post haste since the State Air Control
Board (ie. DPCC) is completely defunct and is not monitoring SPM data
in Delhi since 2009, as evidenced by their website documents which I
have downloaded today and am attaching herewith.

Since it is a life threatening matter, I trust you will promptly
acknowledge this email, and take action immediately or within 1 week
in any case.


Sarbajit Roy

B-59 Defence Colony
New Delhi 110024

Telephone: +91-8010205897

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