Using RTI to know the valuation of unsold goods and reduction in price done by the bank
The appellant filed an application under the Right to Information (RTI) Act with the Punjab National Bank seeking information about the percentage of discount allowed on the stock/goods of a particular company by the bank and the value of goods/stock. The Public Information Officer (PIO) provided some information.
During the hearing before the Central Information Commission (CIC), the appellant submitted that the information sought pertains to the facts relating to the compliance of a High Court order. He stated that the High Court Order stipulated that the goods should be sold at half the minimum retail price. The appellant emphasised to know as to what was the percentage reduction made from the selling price of the goods and what was the valuation of the unsold goods. The respondent stated the appellant has time and again been submitting RTI applications repeatedly and has submitted 24 RTI applications. They further submitted that whatever information was available with the bank has been provided to the appellant and that there is nothing more that the bank can do in the matter. The appellant argued that it is very important for the bank to provide information about the valuation of the goods because the High Court had clearly stated that the bank would evaluate the unsold goods before handing them over to the partner of the appellant.
View of CIC
The Commission directed the respondent to facilitate inspection of the relevant files by the appellant and provide photo copies of the pertinent documents after inspection.
Citation: Mr. Gaurav Kumar v Punjab National Bank in Decision No. CIC/SM/A/2011/002173/VS/01523
RTI Citation : RTIFI/2013/CIC/958
Click here to view original RTI order of Court / Information Commission