ds U nz h ; l wp uk vk;ks x Central Information Commission 2 ry] foxa 'c' / 2nd Floor, 'B' Wing vxLr ØkfUr Hkou / August Kranti Bhavan Hkhdkth dkek Iysl/ Bhikaji Cama Place ubZ fnYyh 110066 / New Delhi - 110066 Phone No.01126183996 ***** No.CIC/SM/C/2011/000378 Dated: 23 March 2011 Name of the Complainant : Shri Sham Sunder C85, New Cantt Road, Faridkot, Punjab. Name of the Public Authority : The Appellate Authority Punjab National Bank, Kiker Bazar, Bathinda 151001. ORDER
Shri Sham Sunder of Faridkot has complained to the Central Information
Commission that he received no reply/information from the Central Public
Information Officer although he had filed his RTIapplication on 5 November
2008. A copy each of the RTIapplication and the complaint are enclosed for
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
CPIO in writing for not providing the information in time and to forward the same
to us along with his comments before 25 April 2011. We will decide on the
imposition of penalty on the 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.
Chief Information Commissioner
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 Zonal Manager of the Punjab National Bank, Bhatinda is directed to forward a
copy of this order to the designated Appellate Authority for implementing our