Indian Bank Association is a public authority under the RTI Act, 2005
Hearing two separate RTI complaints filed by RK Jain and Ita Bose, the bench of Prof. M Sridhar Acharyulu and Mrs. Manjula Prasher, Central Information Commissioners ruled that Indian Bank Association (IBA), an association of Indian banks and financial institutions, is a public authority as per Section 2(h) “public authority” means any authority or body or institution of self-government established or constituted (a) by or under the Constitution; (b) by any other law made by Parliament; (c) by any other law made by State Legislature; (d) by notification issued or order made by the appropriate Government, and includes any- (i) body owned, controlled or substantially financed; (ii) non-Government organization substantially financed, directly or indirectly by funds provided by the appropriate Government; of the RTI Act. Earlier the IBA had refused to provide information stating that it is not a public authority.
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RTI Citation : RTIFI/2017/CIC/1487
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