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In order to promote transparency and accountability in administration, the Indian Parliament enacted the Freedom of Information Act, 2002, which was repealed later and a new act, The Right to Information Act, came into force on 12 October 2005. The new law empowers Indian citizens to seek information from a Public Authority, thus making the Government and its functionaries more accountable and responsible. The Act has now been in operation for over three years and has benefited many, including the poor and the underprivileged. It has been highlighted in this report through various case studies that RTI Act has adequate “teeth” to bring in transparency and reduce corruption. At the same time it accepted that the Act has not yet reached the stage of implementation which was envisioned. However, it is still a matter of pride that we have given to ourselves, a tool which has the potential to usher in transparency, and reduce corruption. Notwithstanding the improvement requirements, the following achievements are undisputable: – The basic tenets of the Act have been implemented and the institutional mechanism is in place and is in use by citizens – The institution of Information Commission has assumed a pivotal position – Civil society Organisations have been, and continue to be, active in ensuring the implementation of the Act in letter and spirit – Civil society organizations and the media have started using the Act for bringing in transparency and objectivity – Centre and State Government departments have initiated the training of key functionaries to assume the responsibilities of PIOs and FAAs – Government employees/Public Authorities are aware of the basic elements of the Act – Various State Governments have taken up initiatives, which go beyond the stipulations of the Act, and further the spirit of the Act.

Buoy Details of Salaya Channel in Gulf of Kachchh
Title Latitude/Longit ude Top Marks Colour of Light Light Characteristics Picture
Mithapur

22º39.200’N

069º 19.791’E

Single green cone ,Point upward Green Fl(G) in 5Sec Mithapur
Gurur

22º35.350’N

 068º 57.910’E

22º37.150’N 069º07.500’E

2 black cone one above the other point to point White QFl(9) in 15Sec (0.3+0.7)8+0.3+6.7=15Sec Gurur
Chandri

22º37.150’N 069º07.500’E

2 black cone one above the other points upward White QFl in 1sec (0.3+0.7=1sec) Chandri
Kachchh

22º38.000’N 069º12.800’E

2 black cone one above the other point to point White Fl(9)W in15Sec Kachchh
Paga

22º35.400’N

069º 14.600’E

2 black cone one above the other base to base White Fl(3) in 10Sec Paga
VLCC

22º36.200’N

069º 16.600’E

2 black cone one above the other points downward White Fl(6)+1 LR in 15Sec (0.3+0.7)6+1.0+8.0 VLCC
New North Cardinal

22º34.100’N

069º 18.350’E

2 black cone one above the other points upward White QFl (0.3+0.7= 1sec) New North Cardinal
Ranwara

22º 39.200’N

 069º 19.800’E

Single red cylinder(Can) Red Fl(R) 1sec (0.3+0.7= 1sec) Ranwara
Dhani

22º36.800’N

 069º27.500’E

2 black cone one above the other points upward White QFl (0.3+0.7= 1sec) Dhani
Tilburn

22º37.200’N 069º32.000’E

Single green cone ,Point upward Green QFl(G) (0.3+0.7=1sec) Tilburn
Narara

22º35.910’N

 069º36.120’E

2 black cone one above the other base to base White Fl(3)W in 10Sec (0.5+0.5)2+0.5+7.5=10sec Narara
Buoy Details of Narmda Channel in Gulf of Khambhat
Title Latitude/Longit ude Top Marks Colour of Light Light Characteristics Picture
Buoy No-1

20º35.600’N

 071º 56.300’E

Single Red Sphere White Fl(W) in10Sec. 4.0+6.0=10Sec Buoy No-1
Buoy No-2

20º36.600’N

071º 58.450’E

20º40.600’N 071º59.000’E

Single green cone ,Point upward Green Fl(G) in5Sec. 1.0+4.0=5Sec Buoy No-2
Buoy No-3

20º40.600’N 071º59.000’E

Single red cylinder(Can) Red Fl(R) in5Sec. 1.0+4.0=5Sec Buoy No-3
Buoy No-4

20º44.500’N 072º02.500’E

Single red cylinder(Can) Red Fl(R) in5Sec. 1.0+4.0=5Sec Buoy No-4
Buoy No-5

20º47.900’N
072º07.250’E

2 black cone one above the other point to point White Fl (W) (9) in 15Sec. (0.3+0.7)8+0.3+6.7=15Sec Buoy No-5
Buoy No-6

20º53.000’N

072º 06.000’E

Single red cylinder(Can) Red Fl(R) in1Sec. 0.3+0.7=1Sec Buoy No-6
Buoy No-7

20º56.000’N 072º09.400’E

2 black cone one above the other point to point White Fl (W) (9) in 15Sec. (0.3+0.7)8+0.3+6.7=15Sec Buoy No-7
Buoy No-8

 20º59.500’N

072º06.700’E

2 black cone one above the other base to base White Fl (W) (3) in 10Sec. (0.5+1.5)2+0.5+5.5=10Sec buoy-8
Buoy No-9

21º02.500’N

072º09.200’E

2 black cone one above the other points upward Red Fl(R) in 1Sec. (0.3+0.7)=1.0 Sec Buoy-9
Sultanpur

21º16.200’N

072º11.650’E

2 black cone one above the other points upward Red Fl(R) in 5Sec. (1.0+4.0)=5 Sec sultanpur
Details of buoy of Andman Sea
Title Latitude/Longit ude Top Marks Colour of Light Light Characteristics Picture
DGLL-PB

11º 08.522’N
093º 30.350’E

Two black sphere one above the other White Group flash 2 white in 5 second (0.5+0.5+0.5+3. 5)=5 Sec. DGLL-PB