Seeking information about the conduct rules in context of a hypothetical situation
The appellant filed an application under the Right to Information (RTI) Act with the State Bank of India (SBI) seeking detailed information on conduct rules in context of a hypothetical situation. The Public Information Officer (PIO) and the First Appellate Authority (FAA) stated that the questions raised did not come under the category of information under section 2(f)
“information” means any material in any form, including records, documents, memos, e-mails, opinions, advices, press releases, circulars, orders, logbooks, contracts, reports, papers, samples, models, data material held in any electronic form and information relating to any private body which can be accessed by a public authority under any other law for the time being in force;
of the RTI Act.
During the hearing before the Central Information Commission (CIC), the respondent stated that the sought information is based on presumptions and not on a real situation\. Hence, it was not possible to provide the information.
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The Central Information Commission (CIC) upheld the decision of PIO/FAA.
Citation: Mr. Manoj Sagar v. State Bank of India in Decision No. CIC/DS/A/2011/004506/VS/02451