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In reply to an RTI application of my friend, a public sector bank has replied that exam was conducted by above institute and it cannot access information regarding recruitment process. As per website http://www.ibps.in above Institute is an autonomous body; registered as a Public Trust under the Bombay Public Trust Act of 1950; a Scientific and Industrial Research Organization by the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India. Majority of members of governing body of institute are Chairmen of various public sector banks. This institute conducts recruitment exams for all public sector and majority of private sector banks. The website does not contain RTI link and mostly it presumes that it is not a public authority. If this is true, then entire recruitment process of public sector banks will be out of bound of RTI [like CBI did recently] and there could be more recruitment scams [like railways which was unearthed two years back at Mumbai]. At my request my friend is filing RTI application with above institute. Let us see what transpires.


However, our learned members may kindly comment after visiting website of the Institute.

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All the best JPS. I eagerly look forward to further developments.

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I think Public Trusts can be approached through Charity commissioner. Why not find funding and trust details from them?


Chairman of the bank won't bend for your application start from charity commissioner end.

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There are orders where Banks and EPFO have been asked to get the "information" from IBPS

because banks are PAs themselves and they can access information from any other private body.

You also have to look at the contract between the Bank and IBPS.

What do the clauses of the contract say?


File a new RTI application to 3 or 4 different PSU Banks and ask for a copy of the contract between them and IBPS.

Those contracts will give a clue as to what all can the banks "access" from IBPS.


Look at the following orders of the CIC related to IBPS:






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We had sought following information:



3. Particulars of information required:


Background: In reply to my RTI application dated 03-01-2011 in reply to query No. 3.3, which read as “Please provide me certified photocopy of my evaluated answer sheets of written test.” CPIO vide his enclosed reply No.

CRPD/RK/3682 dated 08-03-2011 has stated “Answer sheets are properties of M/s IBPS and are not available with us. There is no provision to give a copy of the answer sheet.” In this connection, kindly provide me following information and record:


3.1. Certified copy of process note OR board resolution by which bank has approved M/s IBPS for conducting recruitment tests.


3.2. Terms and conditions prescribed by bank for work assigned to M/s. IBPS.


3.3 Details of type of control bank has on working of M/s IBPS for recruitments tests.


3.4 Certified copy of contract entered into by bank and M/s IBPS.


SBI reply is attached. An appeal is being filed.

SBI Rep- RTI  of 160411 PG 1.JPG

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We are filing first appeal as under. Links provided by Shri Karira have been very useful.



Request No. 3.1: I had sought certified copy of process note or board resolution by which bank has approved M/s IBPS for conducting recruitment tests, while CPIO has given details of IBPS most of which is available on its website. Thus reply of CPIO is evasive, misleading and irrelevant to my request.


Request No. 3.2: I wanted details of terms and conditions prescribed by bank for work assigned to M/s. IBPS, while CPIO has given duty list of IBPS. This reply is irrelevant, misleading and evasive.


Request No. 3.3: I needed details of type of control bank has on working of M/s IBPS for recruitments tests. I wanted type of control and CPIO has informed what is IBPS and what it does. Thus this query has also been dodged.


Request No. 3.4: If contract is not entered into by bank and M/s IBPS, CPIO should have forwarded correspondence indicating terms and conditions for work assigned to IBPS.


I invite your kind attention to following decisions of CIC pertaining to IBPS in support of my RTI application under appeal:


No.2738 & 2739/ICPB/2008 dated 21-08-2008


No. CIC/SG/A/2011/000622/12595 dated 30-05-2011


No.CIC/SM/C/2010/000137 dated: 29-06- 2010


No. CIC/SG/A/2010/001372/8573 dated 16-07-2010


I humbly pray:


1. Please provide or order supply of relevant, complete and correct information sought by me.


2. Please initiate disciplinary action under bank’s service rules against CPIO/deemed CPIO for malafidely dodging information and violation of law passed by parliament. Providing false information amounts to falsification of official record which is an offence under IPC 166 and 167.

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