Information pertaining to certain loans under a scheme to two self help groups – appellant claimed that infection is leading to the death of the milch cattle but the insurance amount is not being paid to self help group – CIC: provide inspection of file
1. The appellant filed an RTI application on 12.06.2012 seeking information pertaining to certain loans under S.G.S.Y. scheme.
2. The appellant filed a first appeal on 13.07.2012 with the first appellate authority (FAA). The FAA responded on 06.08.2012. The appellant filed a second appeal on 15.09.2012 with the Commission.
3. The appellant and the respondent both participated in the video conferencing.
4. The appellant referred to his RTI application of 12.06.2012 and stated that he had sought information about two self help groups mentioned in the RTI application. The appellant stated that he is seeking information in the public interest to ensure that the bank loans do not lead to unviable projects.
5. The appellant said that it was with this aim he is seeking the documents pertinent to the loans disbursed to the self help groups.
6. The respondent stated that the information sought has already been provided by the respondent organization on 27.07.2012 and this has also been upheld by the FAA on 06.08.2012.
7. The appellant stated that he has been given only part information but the main information has not been given.
8. The respondent stated that he has provided the information that was sought in the RTI application.
9. The appellant said that he has got the papers pertaining to the receipt from the cattle market, the cost pertaining to the preparation of the health certificate but has not been given any information about the insurance and the loan disbursement. The appellant stated that it is this part of the information which has not been given to him which is relevant for the purpose of his RTI application. The appellant said that the ground reality is that the milch cattle has been infected by disease leading to the death of the milch cattle but the self help group is not being paid their due insurance amount.
10. What emerged from the hearing was that the appellant has got partial information and for remaining information the respondent invited the appellant to inspect the relevant file.
11. The respondent is directed to enable the appellant, within 30 days of this order, to inspect the relevant file in context of the RTI application. The appeal is disposed of. Copy of decision be given free of cost to the parties.
Citation: Shri Dharamraj Rai v. State Bank of India in Decision No.CIC/VS/A/2012/001513/04845