The Secretary General, Press Club of India, 1 Raisana Raod, New Delhi – 110001, Sub : Urgent Notice for cancelation of contract with web developing Company based in Shimla and gross violation of members right of storing personal information, Dear Sir, This is to bring to the notice that the Press Club of India website has been made by a company, Citizen Media Pvt Ltd, which is flouting the terms of engagement.
The former Management Committee got into a contract with Citizen Media Pvt Ltd for developing the PCI website on 05 August 2009 for an highly inflated figure of Rs 1 lakh and Rs 10,000 for maintenance. Incidentally, this company is based in faraway Shimla. The simple website could have been designed by any company based in Delhi for less than one-fifth of the amount. (Suresh Kalmadi is in the dock for similar reasons.) The entire amount was paid in advance, within one week of signing of the contract by the former secretary general. The Citizen Media Pvt Ltd has failed to respond to the communication request by the staff and correspondence by the undersigned, who as Website Committee chairperson had called for a meeting to upgrade/improve the website.
Cross-border data transfers
Capt M K Tayal
PCI Website Committee
13 Jan 2010