dsUnzh; lwpuk vk;ksx Central Information Commission Dyc Hkou] utnhd Mkd[kkuk/ Club Building, Near Post Office iqjkuk ts-,u-;w- ifjlj / Old J.N.U. Campus ubZ fnYyh 110067 / New Delhi - 110067 (Ph: 01126160943) ***** No.CIC/SM/C/2010/001082 Dated: 14 December 2010 Name of the Complainant : Shri Rajkumar Singh S/o. Badri Singh, Mohalla Patel Nagar, Urai, Distt - Jalaun. Name of the Public Authority : The Appellate Authority Allahabad Bank, New Building, 1st Floor, Hazratganj, Lucknow226001. ORDER
Shri Rajkumar Singh of Jalaun has complained to the Central
Information Commission that he received no reply/information from the Branch
Manager/Central Public Information Officer although he had filed his RTI
application on 9 March 2010. A copy each of the RTIapplication and the
complaint are enclosed for ready reference.
2. It is noted that the Complainant did not have an opportunity to go to the
Appellate Authority and has directly approached the Commission with his
complaint. In exercise of powers vested under Section 18(1) of the Right to
Information (RTI) Act, we direct the Appellate Authority to enquire into the
allegations made by the Complainant and after giving him an opportunity of
hearing, to pass an appropriate order with a view to ensuring that the desired
information is provided to the Complainant without any further loss of time.
3. We also direct the Appellate Authority to obtain the explanation of the
Branch Manager/CPIO in writing for not providing the information in time and to
forward the same to us along with his comments before 17 January 2011. We
will decide on the imposition of penalty on the Branch Manager/CPIO in terms
of Section 20(1) of the Right to Information (RTI) Act thereafter.
4. In case the Complainant is not satisfied with the orders of the Appellate
Authority, he is free to approach this Commission again in second appeal.
5. The Commission ordered accordingly.
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
The General Manager of the Allahabad Bank, Lucknow is directed to forward a copy
of this order to the designated Appellate Authority for implementing our directions.