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My RTI query to President secretariat


I would like to get information about the following….

I read in MHA site that Bharat Ratna is awarded in recognition of exceptional service/performance of the highest  order in any field of human endeavour. The recommendations for Bharat Ratna are made by the Prime Minister himself to the President.

1. What were the exceptional service/performance of the highest order by Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi for which they were awarded Bharat Ratna.

2. What were the exceptional service/performance of the highest order by Rajiv Gandhi for which he was awarded Bharat Ratna in 1991
3.How many politicians are awarded Bharat Ratna – of which how many belong to congress party

4.Which prime minister recommended name of Indira Gandhi in 1971 for Bharat Ratna

5.Which prime minister recommended name of Jawaharlal Nehru in 1955 for Bharat Ratna

6. What are the procedure/criteria for recognizing exceptional service/performance of Bharat Ratna awardees


Sent today only. Expecting replies within a couple of months.



4 Comments on “My RTI query to President secretariat”

  1. rvnath says:

    Nice one bro. Trying 2b a bit satiric here. RG got it for exceptional service he rendered to KGB, as they acclaimed his services (as per the dairies of one Ms. Yevgenia Albats).

  2. vishnubabu.E says:

    I congrats for your good effort to KNOW public on BHARATA RATNA. Compare to nehru family and some others, N T R is apt person for award because of a ex civil servent before indipendence and as great film actor,he himself produced social reform movies,social service at 50&60s for public,and as a politician at 80th decade change indian political face as a chairmen of national front and thrice C M of A P did many reforms,in politics landmark of before N T R after NTR, that’s the reason to open his statue in parliement campose, and more information & reasons I had on NTR, when I read your R T I information he is right person compare to recent TENDULKAR, in tendulkar case they changed norms two years back. Once again I thanks to your good service. Vishnu babu.E thanq

  3. […] that Nehru and Indira recommended themselves for Bharat Ratna, I confirmed my doubts. I sent sent another RTI  on 23 November 2013 to the President’s Secretariat with these […]

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