The Parliament has enacted the Act known as the Right to Information Act, 2005 which came into force on 15.6.2005.The RTI Act extends to the whole of India. The Parliament has enacted the said act in order to promote the transparency and accountability in the working of every public authority. The entire Act is available on the website of Central Information Commission. The citizens can avail the provisions of the Act to have the information in the control of a public authority.
The expression Public Authority means: - Any Authority or Body or Institution of self-government established or constituted:
Bank of India is a Public Authority as per the definition given in the Right to Information Act 2005.So Bank of India is obliged to provide information to the general public to the extent permitted by the Act.
Information includes records, documents, memos, e-mails, opinions, advises, press releases, circulars, orders, log books, contracts, reports, data material held in any electronic form and information relating to any private body which can be accessed by a Public Authority.
Every citizen of the Country who desires to have the information in the control of the Public authority can make a request, subject to payment of the fee prescribed by Government of India after 12/10/2005. Any person, who desires to obtain an information shall make a request in writing paying the fees prescribed to Central Public Information Officer specifying the particulars of the information sought by him. The request may be made in writing or through electronic means in English or in Hindi or in the official language of the area.The request from the person for information should contain his contact address in full which would enable the Central Public Information officer of the Bank to give the reply to the request promptly. Since the information can be disclosed only to citizens of India the person approaching Bank for the information is advised to disclose the citizen status as well.
Our Bank has designated its officers as Central Public Information Officers(CPIO) and Appellate Authorities(AA) at all its Offices i.e. Head Office,National Banking Group Offices ,Large Corporate Branches,Zonal Offices and the Branches under the Zonal Offices. Every Office has a CPIO and an AA to attend to the requests that are submitted to the respective Offices under the RTI Act. the details of the CPIO/AAs for the various Offices of the Bank stated above are given herein for the information of the general public.