Central Information Commission Complaint No.CIC/SM/C/2009/000398 Right to Information Act2005Under Section (18) Dated: 4 August 2010 Name of the Complainant : Shri Bharat Singh Chauhan Vill & Post Bhauli, Bakshi Ka Talab, Distt - Lucknow, U.P. Name of the Public Authority : CPIO, UCO Bank, Zonal Office, Sky Lark Bldg., 28, Nawal Kishore Road, Lucknow. The Complainant was present in person. On behalf of the Respondent, Shri Gadhadhar Panda, CPIO was
2. In our order dated 15 October 2009, 15 October 2009, we had directed
the CPIO not only to provide the desired information but also to explain the
reasons for the delay. The CPIO had sent his written explanation on 1
December 2009. Besides, we had also fixed a hearing today through
videoconferencing to give an opportunity to both the parties to state their cases.
Both the parties were present in the Lucknow studio of the NIC. We heard their
submissions. The CPIO explained that the RTI application had been preferred
in the branch and that the branch had sent this application to the Zonal Office
seeking certain guidance. The CPIO had advised the branch to collect the
information from the organization where the Complainant was employed so that
it could be delivered in time. It seems the branch had tried to get the information
from the employer of the Complainant. In the meanwhile, the Complainant had
sent an appeal to the Appellate Authority. Around this time, the desired
information had been collected and the CPIO sent the information to the
Complainant on 11 November 2008. Thus, really speaking, the delay in this
case is reasonably explained.
3. However, the Complainant submitted that the statement of account sent
to him was only for the period from 2007 onwards whereas his account was
much older. The CPIO explained that the account statement was generated
from the computer which contained the details from 2007 onwards only. We,
however, direct him to send to the Appellant within 10 working days from the
receipt of this order the photocopy of the entire statement of account from the
4. The case is, thus, disposed off.
5. Copies of this order be given free of cost to the parties.
Authenticated true copy. Additional copies of orders shall be supplied against
application and payment of the charges prescribed under the Act to the CPIO of this