RIGHT TO INFORMATION (RTI) ACT 2005
(Right to Information means Bringing Information to the Citizens)
“…democracy requires an informed citizenry and transparency of information which are vital to its functioning and also to contain corruption and to hold Governments and their instrumentalities accountable to the governed…”
In order to promote transparency and accountability in administration, the Indian Parliament enacted the Freedom of Information Act, 2002, which was repealed later and a new act, The Right to Information Act, came into force on 12 October 2005. The new law empowers Indian citizens to seek information from a Public Authority, thus making the Government and its functionaries more accountable and responsible.
Right to Information Act 2005 is an enactment made by Government of India, which mandates timely response to citizen requests for government information by all Public Authorities.
Obligation under the Act
Bank of Baroda is a Public Authority, as per definition of Public Authority in the Right to Information Act, 2005, and thus is under obligation to provide the information to members of public.
How to apply for information under the RTI Act?
Only Citizens of India are eligible for making a request under the RTI Act,2005. Thus applicant has to give his/her citizen status along with the application.
The request for information has to be made in writing, clearly specifying the information sought under the RTI Act. The application should contain the contact details (postal address, telephone number, fax number, email address) for contacting back either for clarifications/advices or for providing information.
How to send the application?
As per the Rules and Regulations of the RTI Act on FEE and Cost, the request for information needs to be accompanied by an application fee of Rs 10/- by way of cash against propoer receipt or by DD or Banker’s Cheque favoring the PIO Bank of Baroda.
The application could be sent by post accompanied by the application fee of Rs.10/- payable by demand draft or bankers’ cheque or Indian Postal Order favouring Bank of Baroda. Further, the fee can be paid by way of cash against the proper original receipt as proof of evidence to be enclosed with application. Please note that photocopy and scanned copy of the original receipt is not acceptable.
Applications can also be made over fax or email. However, the same shall be followed by “signed” hard copy of the said application to the PIO concerned along with the appropriate fee. Only upon receipt of appropriate fee the application will be considered for processing. The period of 30 days shall commence from the date of receipt of proof of proper fee.”
Additional charges for receiving the information.
- Rs.2/- for each page (in A-4 or A-3 size paper) created or copied
- actual charge or cost price of a copy in larger size paper
- Rs. 50/- per diskette or floppy
- actual cost or price for samples or models
- for inspection of records, no fee for the first hour; and a fee of Rs.5/- for each subsequent hour (or fraction thereof )
To whom to send / submit the request?
The requests/ applications are to be submitted to the PIO concerned, within whose jurisdiction the information pertains would be available, if submitted otherwise there could be delay. Hence, to avoid delay, it is advised that the applicant submits the application to the PIO concerned, after ascertaining the details from the link. Click here for the details of the PIOs.
To whom to send / submit the appeal?
If the applicant decides to make an appeal against the non-response / information provided by the PIO, the appeal has to be sent / submitted to the concerned First Appellate Authority.
Click Here for details of the First Appellate Authorities
Making appeal with CIC
If the applicant is not satisfied with the decision of the First Appellate Authority of Bank of Baroda, he/she can appeal to the Central Information Commission (CIC) as per the rules of the RTI Act 2005.
Any other information with regard to RTI Act 2005
For getting any information with regard to RTI act 2005, Click here
A brief about the Bank along with links for related information is provided in the About Us section. Click here to view the section.
The contact addresses of all the officials and offices for different purposes are available in Contact Us section. Click here to view the section.
If you have any suggestion for our bank for disclosing any information in addition to what is already disclosed in its public domain, please send the same by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Suggestions should not include the requests for information for individuals and specific information on adhoc basis, for which the request/application has to be made under the RTI Act, 2005.
Dissemination of Information to public through bank’s web site
Bank of Baroda places the up to date information about it’s Products / Services / Facilities available to public/any other information, which can be disclosed, in public domain.
Public can access the same at Corporate Website.
Being a listed company, bank displays it's financial results (soon after approval by Board) in the public domain for information to the public.
The results can be viewed at Financials section. Click here to view the section.
Bank's latest annual report is available for public at the following link. Click here to view the same.