This question is regarding matter of recruitment in public sector banks. IBPS is the organisation designated by 21 public sector banks to conduct examinations and undergo recruitment process. But as a number of flaws are ususally suspected and there is lack of transparency, candidates choose to file RTI to get information regarding recruitment process. But as RTI is self financial Institute etc, it does not agree to be a public authority. But despite of these excuses, CIC had declared IBPS Public Authority and was declared to be liable to provide information under RTI in decision of File Nos. CIC/SM/A/2010/000873, CIC/SM/C/2009/000200, CIC/SM/C/2010/000655, 000903, 001190, 000897, 001192, 000921, CIC/SM/C/2011/000344, 000459, 000348, 000253, 000274, 000355, 001141, 001123, 000566 dated 13/01/2012 and declared that
""The IBPS has been delegated an exclusive power/permission for conducting Common Recruitment Programme for recruitment of both Clerks and Officers in Public Sector Banks on behalf of Government of India in its letter no. 10/30/1/2010IR dated 20 September 2010, thus making the IBPS an “Agency” which operates ONLY under the authority/control of the Central Government to carry out such recruitment programmes in Public Sector Banks. This makes the IBPS a Public authority within the meaning of Section 2 (h) (i) of RTI Act, 2005. Therefore, the IBPS has an obligation of being transparent to the citizens of the country in discharging public function of recruitment of both Clerks and officers in Public Sector Banks all over India and, hence in line with the Preamble of the RTI Act read with Section 2 (h) (i), it is required to discharge its obligations under Section 4 and Section 6 of the RTI Act.""
but inspite of this decision, IBPS always escapes itself for providing information under RTI. Now again recruitment process was made by IBPS and a huge flaw is suspected so RTI was filed by me as well as many other candidates but now IBPS refused to provide information under RTI giving new excuse that :
we have to inform you that in a writ petition filed by IBPS in Delhi High court, the issue as to whether or not IBPS is a public authority, covered under RTI act is pending & the matter is subjudice. In view of order passed by Delhi high court the institute has not appointed any CPIO & is therefore unable to respond to your request for furnishing the required information and therefore regrets its inability to do so.
so my question is
whether there is any such condition that if case is pending than information would not be provide, and
other thing is that if no transparency had to be maintained than why public sector banks uses IBPS as mediator/agent for recruitment process and
whether is it possible to file Public Interest Litigation for the said matter and would it be feasible to file PIL??
(IT is worthy to mention here that i had tried to find case in Delhi High court for IBPS vs CIC and have found only one case W.P. (c) 1384 (2012) )
Please help as this matter is related to recruitment of App 50,000 posts in public sector banks and may disclose huge fraud in recruitment process and is related to carrier of many candidates..
Thanking in advance..