Can an officer of CVC be a guest of the bank against whom he conducts an enquiry?
The appellant filed an application under the Right to Information (RTI) Act with the Bank of Baroda seeking information about alleged stay of an officer of Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) at the bank's guest house including the charges for stay, breakfast and dinner, the car's use and the TA/DA claims of the officer. The Public Information Officer (PIO) stated that the records were not available.
During the hearing before the Central Information Commission (CIC), the respondent stated that the records were available only from January 2008 and the appellant was seeking information for the year 1999. The appellant stated that when he wrote to the Chairman to provide the information, the ED was directed to provide the information but he did not comply. The appellant also stated that the information was being concealed by the bank. He claimed that the CVC's officer should not have been a guest of the bank against whom he was conducting the enquiry.
View of CIC
The Commission directed the respondent to provide to the appellant the information as available with the bank.
Citation: Mr. J.R. Shringarpure v Bank of Baroda in Decision No.CIC/SM/A/2011/002846/VS/01610
RTI Citation : RTIFI/2013/CIC/945
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