HC orders not implemented in Mumbai – Cell Towers

2 HC orders not yet implemented in Mumbai Why ? People of Mumbai r taken for ride even after one and half months being passing since 2 important HC Judgement that should have been implemented even in Mumbai. 1. Rajasthan HC ask for removal of mobile towers from areas near schools, hospitals and densely populated localities. Any HC order is mandatory on entire country. Why in last 1 and half month, Term Cell has failed in implementing this order in Mumbai.

Term Cell the implementing agency should have taken action to remove towers that r violating norm still a tower on School (Photo attached ) could be seen. It is indeed surprising that just one incident at Kanjurmarg on 12 Sept. is reported when 7 operators were found violating the norms. How in last more than a month thereafter not a single new case has been found violating the norms when i have produced the attached a picture of a school which is still having a tower intact on it terrace subjecting small kids to radiation. Will Mr. Deora answer this and if he is clean taken immediately take immediate action against top officials who seem to be hand in gloves with operators or is he himself hand in gloves with operators. 22.8.2012 (UNI)

The Rajasthan High Court today asked the state government to remove by next 10 days, mobile towers from areas near schools, hospitals and densely populated localities. A division bench comprising Chief Justice Arun Mishra and NK Jain issued the directives today while hearing PILs in this regard. Earlier on last hearing on August 16, the court had sought the state government’s plans for implementation of the PK Goyal committee report that had reportedly recommended removal of the towers from above mentioned areas. Much hue and cry has been raised over the issue in different quarters after the media reports over possible health hazards due to radiations from the towers. This led to constitution of Committee led by Mr Goyal to study the matter and make due recommendations. UNI Even here appeal was set aside by SC and upheld HC order. Once an order is upheld by SC it becomes law of the land applicable even for Mumbai.

2. New norms for mobile towers to save wildlife from radiation 11.8.2012 (UNI) Expressing concern over the harmful effect of the electromagnetic radiation (EMR) on the wildlife, especially birds and bees, the Environment and Forest Ministry has asked the Telecommunications Department not to allow installation of new mobile towers within a one-km radius of the existing ones. In an advisory issued on the basis of the recommendation of an expert committee on the issue, the Ministry has directed that the new towers should be constructed with utmost care and precautions ‘so as not to obstruct flight path of birds, and also not to increase the combined radiation from all towers in the area’. The service providers should be provided information on standards for safe limit of EMR and these norms should be notified, the advisory said. It also calls for regular monitoring and auditing of EMR around educational institutions, hospitals, residential and recreational areas. The advisory added that there should be ecological impact assessment of the places where mobile towers were to be installed. Moreover, the locations and frequencies of cellphone towers and other towers emitting EMR be made available in public domain, it said. UNI (There is no such information on net available as of today even after one and half months being passed since this order. ) http://daily.bhaskar.com/article/RAJ-JPR-hc-pulls-up-govt-over-mobile-radiation-issue-3659364-NOR.html 24.7.2012 (UNI)

Delhi High Court issued notices to the Central and Delhi governments on a petition seeking ban on high frequency mobile phone towers in residential areas as its radiation causes health hazards. Justice Rajiv Shakdhar directed the Department of Telecommunications, the Chief Secretary of Delhi Government and a leading mobile service provider to file its response on the petition by January 14, 2013. The court’s directions came while hearing the Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by one Ramnath Garg who sought imposition of a ban on installation of high frequency mobile phone towers within 50 meters of schools, hospitals and residential areas. http://www.indlaw.com/guest/DisplayNews.aspx?16C19177-8BCE-4219-A192-45B88E6F2A12.

Ensuring compliance of the Rajasthan High Court order of August 22 the telecom operators shut down their towers situated on school premises in the entire state from 9 pm on Monday, the deadline set by the court. http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2012-09-11/jaipur/33762313_1_mobile-phone-towers-cell-towers-coai

Apex court declines to interfere with Rajasthan HC order on mobile tower removalNEW DELHI, SEPT 7: The Supreme Court on Friday refused to interfere with a Rajasthan High Court order to the state government to remove mobile phone towers, suspected to be potential health hazards due to radiation from them, from near the schools, hospitals and densely populated localities. http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/industry-and-economy/info-tech/article3870698.ece

Jitendra Gupta


Complaint System for Cell Tower Radiation

The system will be handled by a government enterprise. It will work with the department’s Telecom Enforcement Resource and Monitoring (TERM) cell. Based on the location of the mobile tower, the monitoring team assigned for the zone will visit the site and test the electromagnetic frequency (EMF) radiation levels. Within ten days from the registration of the complaint, a report will be prepared. In case the report indicates that radiation levels are within the prescribed limit, the complainant will have to pay a processing fee of Rs 4,000. In case a violation is identified, the errant firm will be fined Rs. 5 lakh and the complainant’s fee.

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How to Complain

LOG ON to the Department of Telecommunication (DOT) website www.dot.gov.in Click on the link ‘Public Grievance- EMF Radiation’ to register your complaint about the suspected high radiation levels emitted by mobile towers in your neighbourhood. Once you get the complaint no., you will have to deposit a cheque or DD for Rs. 4,000 in favour of  Telecommunication Consultants India Ltd. – Current Account No 000705005880 in their  ICICI Bank Account. After having deposited the cheque, you need to call on the number given below and give them the details of the cheque no., Bank Name etc. on phone ( the payment update link on the website is not working as on 11/10/2012)

CALL 99695 55000 between 10 am and 5 pm to register your complaints.