Re: Need RTI help
1. The bank was wrong in directing you to the court to get certified copies of papers. The PIO was under obligation under RTI to directly supply you the requested papers even when the matter is subjudice and bank has filed copies of papers in the court. 2. You need not pay any penalty, you have to pay Rs.10/- by Postal Order available in Post Offices in favour of the bank. 3. Chairman of the bank has nothing to do with RTI applications, as in most of nationalised/public sector banks other officers are PIO/AA. 4. If bank has filed misleading/false information in the court you can prefer contempt of court proceedings against officials of the bank in the same court. 5. You can still obtain all the papers afresh by filing proper RTI application with PIO of the bank by visiting website for designation/adddress. Please do mention in the application, that you are heir of the persons whose information is being sought and send death certificates also with application. 6. Now a days nationalised banks have become too legalistic and for petty matter they drive common man to courts.
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