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Can I File a RTI against ICICI Bank

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sharmar4

Hi,

 

3 months back all of sudden I received several threatning calls from ICICI bank (ICICI bank third party vendor) regarding payment of purchases made through credit cards which I have never applied or never received.

 

I had raised my concerns to various department (Customer Care, Head Service Quality, Grievance Cell, etc) in ICICI bank but to no resolution from the bank.

 

I have filled a application in the Banking Ombudsman Offices, Consumer court also .

 

Can anyone guide how can I file a RTI against ICICI bank, to get a resolution to my problem with ICICI bank or also any other possible way where I can get the bank to answer my queries.

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Sunil Ahya

ICICI Bank is Private Body. You can file your RTI application with the RBI invoking sec 2(f) of the RTI Act which says that "information relating to any private body which can be accessed by a public authority under any other law for the time being in force;"

 

This means that information related to any Private Body (ICICI Bank) which can be accessed by a Public Authority (RBI) under any law for the time being in force;

 

If the RBI can access the information sought by you from ICICI Bank under any law, then RBI should access the information and provide it to you.

 

Also please go through this blogs:

 

http://www.rtiindia.org/forum/blogs/abhi987/158-whether-private-entities-covered-under-rti-act-argument-point-view.html

 

http://www.rtiindia.org/forum/blogs/jps50/154-how-get-information-private-entity-under-rti.html

 

Hope this helps.

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