Copy of guidelines for transfer of bond in case of employees who leave the services
The appellant filed an application under the Right to Information (RTI) Act with the Punjab National Bank seeking information about the guidelines adopted in service matters and enforcement/transfer of bond in respect of employees who leave the services of one undertaking to join another. The Public Information Officer (PIO) provided point wise reply to the appellant.
During the hearing before the Central Information Commission (CIC), the respondent submitted that the appellant was an employee of the bank who opted for specialized training for treasury work. One of the requirements for this training was to deposit a bond worth Rs. 5 lakhs to be forfeited in the event of the candidate leaving the job for another assignment. The respondent also stated that the appellant left the job to join another organization and in this way, he became liable for forfeiture of Rs.5 lakh bond. The appellant has filed RTI application with only one purpose, and that was to waive the said bond. The respondent further submitted that the RTI application had three points with several small points all totaling 33 and much effort went into addressing the various points even though many of the issues were more in the form of questions and less in the form of information seeking. They also submitted that whatever information was available in the bank has been provided. The appellant did not participate in the hearing.
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The Commission rejected the appeal stating that the matter does not require any intervention from the Commission.
Citation: Mr. Nikhil Kant v. Punjab National Bank in Decision No. CIC/SM/A/2011/902329/VS/01517
RTI Citation : RTIFI/2013/CIC/985
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