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Central Information Commission
Shri. Sham Sunder vs Punjab National Bank on 23 March, 2011
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                                                                          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 

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 

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.

(Satyananda Mishra)
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 
Commission.

(Vijay Bhalla)
Deputy Registrar
Copy to:

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 
directions.


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