Transaction details between banks and customers
The appellant sought information about the transactions between the bank and certain customer of the bank. The Bank denied the information claiming exemption under Section 8(1) (e) of the RTI Act under a fiduciary capacity by the public authority.
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The Central Information Commission (CIC) observed that in the instant case very clearly a fiduciary relationship exists, since customers provide information to the Bank for their own benefit. Hence, unless a large public interest is shown the information is exempted from disclosure. As no larger public interest has been demonstrated, therefore, the Commission upheld the decision of the PIO and dismissed the appeal.
Citation: Mr. M. Mallesha v Syndicate Bank in Decision No. CIC/SG/A/2012/000589/18382
RTI Citation : RTIFI/2012/CIC/264
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