During the hearing the before Central Information Commission (CIC), the appellant submitted that he sought information about the various saving and FD accounts of a family, who is illegally enjoying Below Poverty Line (BPL) facilities from the State Government. The appellant stated that he wanted this information to expose the corruption in the selection of BPL families by the concerned department. The respondent stated that as per the exemption clauses of the RTI Act, the bank is unable to divulge the information to the appellant.
View of CIC
The Commission held that the approach of the respondent is in conformity with the provisions of the RTI Act. The CIC rejected the appeal stating that no action is called for at the Commission’s level.
Citation: Mr. Deen Dayal Singh Yadav v. State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur in Decision No. CIC/VS/A/2012/000685/03584