Can i use RTI to redress the following situation? It is pertaining to Illegal Recovery of Pension- by a very well known PSB (Public sector Bank).
This is a highly escalated case and sub-judice case; Bank is recovering the Pension without a order of recovery from any competent authority. After exhausting all redressal mechanisms, a letter was written to the Chariman of the PSB- with verifiable facts - and copied to the CVO - chief vigilance officer of the bank to initiate the investigation. The bank is protecting its own staffers who are responsible for the mess and it is stonewalling all such requests for investigation. The said letter was written in January 2017- for which no response was received either from the Chariman's office or the CVO. On following up on phone with the Chariman's office and CVO's office- they did not have any record of the letter written to them.
Another complaint was written to the CVO of the bank a month back- again on following up with the officer designate, they were non-committal of the response. The complaint is not even acknowledged, no reference number is generated, no guidelines exist about the duration under which the investigation would be completed.....in fact the whole process of addressing the issues to CVO is a hogwash (perceptibly, in my experience) as nothing comes out of the process.
On the contrary - letters written to the CVC are acknowledged with complaint numbers/ reference numbers and there is a guideline for finishing the investigation in a fixed time period.
My Question is:
Can I use RTI in the above case & how? What should be the questions that I should frame?
If you need any further inputs, please let me know.
thank you everyone.
As reported by IANS in sify.com on 21 January 2011:
RTI Awards presented in Delhi
RTI Awards presented in Delhi
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) From a sports teacher to widow of a slain cop, five people from various walks of life were felicitated here Thursday for effective use of the Right to Information Act.
The winners, including Vinita Kamte, widow of Mumbai Police officer Ashok Kamte who was killed in the Nov 26, 2008 Mumbai terrorist attack, were shortlisted from 726 applications received by the jury appointed by non-governmental organisation Public Cause Research Foundation, set up by RTI activist Arvind Kejriwal.
The jury included Infosys chief mentor N.R. Narayana Murthy, former chief justice of India J.S. Verma, former chief election commissioner J.M. Lyngdoh and journalist Madhu Trehan.
Manoj Kumar Karwasra, a sports teacher in Hisar district of Haryana, filed several RTI applications to expose how government land had been encroached by the panchayat members themselves.
'I have great feeling now. It will boost my morale,' Karwasra told IANS.
Mahiti Adhikar Gujarat Pahel, a helpline service for RTI queries which was launched in May 2006 and claims that it has received more than 60,000 calls till now, was one of the winners.
Sadhna Pandya, coordinator of helpline, said the award will increase their responsibility.
'We receive calls from across the country in various languages,' she said.
Athar Shamsi, an advocate from Faizabad in Uttar Pradesh, was also honoured for fighting for the rights of the beedi workers who were not being paid their full wages by factory owners.
The workers were allegedly paid just Rs.27-34 per thousand beedis made, as against the minimum wage of Rs.60.
The other winners of the Best RTI Citizen award were Ramesh Kumar Verma from Haryana and Rajan Savlo Ghate from Goa. The Best RTI Journalist award went to Saikat Dutta of Outlook for exposing a Rs.2,500 crore-scam in rice exports.
Pradeep Kumar from Bilaspur in Himachal Pradesh received the Best Public Information Officer award.