Transfer policy of bank employees under RTI
The appellant sought various details related to Bank like list of new saving account/ current account/ loan account and other accounts opened and closed since 2006 up to 2011, the amount spent on medical expenses of the employees and their dependents for certain period and the details of transfer. The Public Information Officer (PIO) provided part information in respect of the total expenses made towards the medical facilities for the Bank’s staff. He denied the rest of the details stating that the information was voluminous and not available in the form in which it was sought and it would disproportionately divert the resources of the Bank to collate the same under section 7(9) An information shall ordinarily be provided in the form in which it is sought unless it would disproportionately divert the resources of the public authority or would be detrimental to the safety or preservation of the record in question. of the RTI Act. The PIO further stated that there was no specific transfer ‘policy’ per se which mandates transfer of officers within a definite period. However, he asked the appellant to deposit additional fee, to obtain the Rules governing the transfer of Bank officers. The PIO submitted that whatever information was available on record has been furnished to the appellant and that the rest of the information was not maintained in the format he wanted and it would disproportionately divert the resources of the Public Authority.
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The Central Information Commission (CIC) rejected the appeal observing that the information available on the records has been provided to the appellant.
Citation: Mr. Nitesh Kumar Tripathi v. IDBI Bank in Decision No. CIC/SG/A/2012/000428/18274
RTI Citation : RTIFI/2012/CIC/363
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