Information regarding complaints for dereliction of duties and the action taken on them
The appellant filed an application under the Right to Information (RTI) Act with the Union Bank of India seeking information on the purchase of furniture by the official of the banks and other related issues. The Public Information Officer (PIO) provided some information to the appellant.
During the hearing before the Central Information Commission (CIC), the appellant stated that she wanted information about the complaints that had been made by the members of the public and the action taken indicating the punishment given and details about those who were let off after enquiry. She also wanted to know about the complaints made by the officers of the bank against the staff for the dereliction of duties and the action taken by way of punishment given along with information about those who were not punished. The respondent stated that the information regarding complaints against the bank personnel either from the members of the public or from the bank officials was not provided on grounds of personal information. The question did not relate to the appellant and no public interest was shown. The respondent stated that the husband of the appellant was an employee of the bank who had been dismissed from bank service but had again been reinstated and the appellant’s husband had a grievance against the bank on account of his earlier dismissal. The appellant stated that her husband had been dismissed on the basis of discriminatory treatment and those who had committed major fraud and had even gone to jail had been let off with much lighter punishment then her husband and that taking into account the biased and subjective approach of the bank, she should get the information.
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The Commission directed the respondent to enable the appellant to inspect the relevant files in the context of above queries.
Citation: Ms. Maya Devi v. Union Bank of India in Decision No. CIC/SM/A/2011/001275/VS/01912
RTI Citation : RTIFI/2013/CIC/1041
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