Information in respect of the applicants who offered their premises for rent for SBI, Ramdiri Branch, Begusarai in response to an advertisement was denied u/s 8(1) (d) and (e) of the RTI Act - CIC: Provide copy of comparative statement of financial bids
1. The appellant Shri Upendra Narayan Singh, submitted RTI application dated 13.06.2014 before the Central Public Information Officer (CPIO), State Bank of India, Begusarai seeking information in respect of the applicants who offered their premises for rent for SBI, Ramdiri Branch, Begusarai in response to advertisement dated 26.11.2013 in the Dainik Jagaran.
2. The CPIO vide letter dated 29.08.2014 informed the appellant that the bank had received 15 applications and the Selection Committee of the Bank had approved the premises offered by Shri Gopal Singh. In the meantime aggrieved with non-receipt of response from the CPIO the appellant filed an appeal on 18.07.2014 before the first appellate authority (FAA). The FAA vide order dated 16.10.2014 informed the appellant that the CPIO vide letter dated 29.08.2014 provided information permissible under the RTI Act. The details of other applicants could not be provided under the provisions of Section 8(1) (d) and (e) of the RTI Act.
3. Thereafter the appellant filed the present appeal before the Commission.
4. The matter was heard by the Commission. The appellant did not attend the hearing in spite of a notice of hearing having been sent to him. The respondents reiterated their stand. They further added that the appellant was also informed that the selection committee had decided to extend continuation in the existing premises @ monthly rent of Rs. 6.00 per sq. ft. vide letter dated 11.02.2015 in response to appellant’s another RTI application dated 20.11.2014.
5. The Commission directs the CPIO to provide copy of comparative statement of financial bids within fifteen days of receipt of this order. The appeal is disposed of.
Citation: Shri Upendra Narayan Singh v. State Bank of India in Appeal: No. CIC/MP/A/2014/002335