Names of branches and name of the then incumbent incharge which had qualified for “Best Branch Scheme” & “Low Cost Deposit Scheme” for certain Zones of PNB - PIO: information is not traceable - CIC: provide copies of the circular relating to ranking
1. The appellant, Shri K.S. Budhraja has submitted RTI applications dated 27 August 2011 before the Central Public Information Officer (CPIO), Punjab National Bank, New Delhi; seeking information relating to the names of branches along with the name of the then Incumbent Incharges which had qualified for “Best Branch Scheme” for Haridwar & Moradabad Region and “Low Cost Deposit Scheme” for West UP Zone, Meerut, through a total of 3 points.
2. Vide orders dated 1 November 2011, CPIO denied the information sought in point M10 on the ground that information was not traceable, and denied information sought in point Nos. M11 & 12 on the ground that information was not available therefore cannot be provided. Not satisfied by the CPIO’s reply, the appellant preferred appeal dated 13 November 2011, to the First Appellate Authority (FAA). No order has been passed by the FAA in this case.
3. Being aggrieved and not satisfied by the above response of the public authority, the appellant preferred second appeal before the Commission.
4. The matter was heard today. Shri Mohan Singh, Chief Manager, Punjab National Bank and Shri Suresh Kapoor, Sr. Manager attended the hearing. Shri K.S. Budhraja was also present.
5. The appellant submitted that he had requested the respondent for records relating to the Best Branch Scheme for the years 1994-95, 1998-99 and 1999-2001 in respect of Hardwar Region. Similarly, he had asked for the same records relating to Moradabad Region for the yea 2002-03. He had also requested for copies of the circular relating to the ranking/ position of ‘Low Cost Deposit Scheme’ in West UP Zone, Meerut. The appellant also submitted that this information is available and is maintained by the Head Office in Delhi. The respondents agreed to supply the copies of circulars/information as available with them with reference to the appellant’s submission for M10, M11 and M12 of the RTI request.
6. The respondents will provide copies of circulars to the appellant with reference to points M10, M11 and M12 of the RTI request within 10 days of the receipt of the order of the Commission. The appeal is dismissed and the matter closed at the Commission’s end.
Citation: Shri K.S. Budhraja v. Punjab National Bank in Appeal: No. CIC/SM/A/2012/000329/MP