Does bank adopt any policy for assessing the assets of a family while determining the suitability of applicants for appointment on compassionate grounds?
1. The appellant filed an application dated 09.02.2012 under the RTI Act, seeking information regarding the policy adopted by the bank for assessing of assets of the family. Respondent responded to the RTI application of the appellant. Appellant filed appeal before the first appellate authority (FAA).
FAA upheld the decision of the CPIO.
Aggrieved by the decision of the CPIO, appellant filed this present second appeal.
2. Appellant and respondent were present before the Commission.
3. Appellant referred to his RTI application and stated that he was seeking information regarding the policy adopted by the bank for assessing the assets of a family. This was in context of the bank’s evaluation of candidates for determination of how deserving their case was for appointment on compassionate grounds.
4. Appellant stated that his employment in the bank on compassionate ground was denied by the bank wrongfully. Appellant stated that there was rampant adhocism in the consideration of for jobs in the bank on compassionate grounds.
5. Respondent stated that the appellant sought a wide canvas of information in the RTI application. Respondent stated that the information sought by the appellant was in the nature of clarification and did not come under the definition of information.
6. Respondent is directed to provide to the appellant, within 30 days from this order, the norms used by the bank for assessing the suitability of applicants for appointment on compassionate grounds. The appeal is disposed of.
Citation: Shri Rajeev Dhawan v. Punjab National Bank in Decision No.CIC/VS/A/2012/000931/03931