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Central Information Commission
Mr.Harishankar Prasad vs State Bank Of India on 24 March, 2011
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                                                                    Date : March 24, 2011

                     Complaint No. : CIC/AT/C/2010/001209-DS

Complainant                  :      Shri Harishankar Prasad, Dhanbad (Jharkhand).
Public Authority             :      State Bank of India, Gandhi Maidan - Patna (Bihar).


The Commission has received a complaint petition, dated 08/07/2010 (Diary
No.:62438/2010) from Shri Harishankar Prasad in respect of his/her RTI-application on
16/04/2010 filed with the CPIO, Office of the General Manager (Network-2), State Bank
of India, Local Head Office, West Gandhi Maidan, Patna-800001 (Bihar) (A Copy of RTI
application is enclosed). Thereafter, the petitioner filed 1st Appeal before the First
Appellate Authority of Public Authority. From the perusal of documents on record, it is
seen that the same has not been adjudicated upon by the First Appellate Authority.

2. In order to avoid multiple proceedings under section 19 and 18 of the RTI Act, viz,
appeals and complaints, the matter is remitted to the CPIO with the following

i. In case, no reply has been given by CPIO to the complainant to his/her RTI request,
the CPIO should furnish a reply to the complainant within two weeks of receipt of
this order.

ii. In case CPIO has already given reply to the complainant in the matter, he/she
should furnish a copy of his/her reply to the complainant within one week of receipt
of this order.

iii. CPIO should invariably indicate to the complainant the name and address of
the 1 Appellate Authority, before whom the complainant can file first appeal, if any.

iv. A copy of CPIO’s reply will be endorsed to the Commission clearly indicating
the case number and reason for delay, if any, in providing information.

3. In case the complainant is not satisfied with the reply received from the CPIO, he/she,
under section 19(i) of the RTI Act, may file first-appeal before the FAA within the
time prescribed under the RTI Act.

4. On receipt of the first appeal from the petitioner as per the above directions, FAA
should dispose of the appeal within the period stipulated in the RTI Act.

5. In case complainant still feels aggrieved by the decision of FAA, he/she shall be free
to approach the Commission in second appeal under section 19(3), along with
complaint u/s 18, if any, within the prescribed time limit.

6. The matter is closed with above directions.

(Smt. Deepak Sandhu)
Information Commissioner (DS)

Authenticated true copy:

(T. K. Mohapatra)
U.S. & Dy. Registrar
Tele. No. : 011-26105027

Copy to :-

1. Shri Harishankar Prasad
Adarsh Nagar, Heerapur,
Dhanbad-826001 (Jharkhand).
Contact No. : 090067 77910.

2. Central Public Information Officer
Office of the General Manager (Network-2),

State Bank of India,

Local Head Office,

West Gandhi Maidan,

Patna-800001 (Bihar).



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