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Right to Information Act, 2005

The Government of India has enacted the Right to Information Act, 2005 (http://www.persmin.nic.in) which has come into effect from October 13, 2005. The Right to Information under this Act is meant to give to the citizens of India access to information under control of public authorities to promote transparency and accountability in these organisations. The Act, under Sections 8 and 9, provides for certain categories of information to be exempt from disclosure. The Act also provides for appointment of a Chief Public Information Officer to deal with requests for information.

RBI’s Obligation under the Act

The Reserve Bank of India is a public authority as defined in the Right to Information Act, 2005. As such, the Reserve Bank of India is obliged to provide information to members of public.

Seeking Information from RBI

The Reserve Bank of India has an established communication policy. Under this, the Reserve Bank of India regularly releases information and data on Indian economy, banking and finance. It releases the information and data at regular periodicity – daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, six monthly and annually. In addition, it also releases information, as and when required, through occasional publications, such as, studies and reports.

The Reserve Bank also places in public domain its instructions relating to banking, finance, foreign exchange and other related subjects. Further, the Reserve Bank also disseminates information, especially of general interest, through daily press releases.

The information and data routinely released by the Reserve Bank are available on its website (www.rbi.org.in)

The details of information that is already available from the Reserve Bank of India are:

Policy Statements of the Governor, RBI

The policy Statements of the Governor, Reserve Bank of India provide a framework for the monetary, structural and prudential measures that are taken from time to time against the background of an assessment of macroeconomic and monetary developments. Up to 2004, the Annual Policy Statement was announced in April/May every year and was followed by a Mid-Term Review in October/November. In order to provide a distinctive focus on monetary policy and developmental policies, the format of presentation of the policy Statement was modified in the Annual Policy Statement of April 2005. The Statement now consists of two parts: Part I. Annual Statement on Monetary Policy for the Year; and Part II Annual Statement on Developmental and Regulatory Policies for the Year. There is a Mid-term Review of the Annual Policy Statement in October, as in the past, covering both Part I and Part II of the Statement. In addition, a First Quarter Review of Part I of the Statement in July and a Third Quarter Review in January is scheduled every year. The quarterly reviews of monetary policy provide the opportunity for structured communication with markets on a more frequent basis while retaining the flexibility to take specific measures as the evolving circumstances warrant.

Annual Publications

Annual Report

The annual report of the Reserve Bank is the most important document released every year in late August. It is the statement of the Board of Directors on the state of the economy, the working of the Reserve Bank and on the balance sheet of the Reserve Bank. It also presents an assessment and prospects of the Indian economy.

The annual report is a statutory document relating to the financial year of the Reserve Bank (July to June) and is released in August.

Report on Trend and Progress of Banking in India

This is also a statutory publication produced by the central bank. Presented annually, this document is a review of the policies for and performance of the financial sector for the preceding year. The publication, covering period from April to March, is generally released around November/December.

Report on Currency and Finance

This annual document is presented by the staff of the central bank. Since 1998-99 the Report dwells on a particular theme and presents a detailed economic analysis of the issues related to the theme. While the focus of the Report is on the policy approach, issues and challenges relevant to India, the various Chapters present these developments against the recent theoretical developments and the accumulated cross-country empirical evidence. Since the publication is released around December, it also serves the purpose of presenting a mid-year review of the economy.

Handbook of Statistics on the Indian Economy

This publication is a major initiative by the Reserve Bank aimed at improving data dissemination by providing a useful storehouse of statistical information at one place. The publication provides time-series data (annual/quarterly/monthly/fortnightly/daily) pertaining to a broad spectrum of economic variables, including data on national income, output, prices, money, banking, financial markets, public finance, trade and balance of payments. The publication is also available in a hard copy as well as a CD-ROM format.

Database on Indian Economy

Also available on the RBI website is a database on Indian Economy which gives time series data on a wide range of subjects relating to India’s economy, banking and finance. This site also allows the visitor to cull out the data and use it for research.

State Finances

A Study of State Budgets, this publication provides a comprehensive analytical assessment of the finances of the State Governments. Consolidated data of all State Governments are analysed in addition to State-wise analysis to draw policy implications.

Statistical Tables relating to Banks in India

This annual publication contains comprehensive data relating to the commercial banking sector. It covers balance sheet information as well as performance indicators of each commercial bank in India including those registered abroad. The data are presented bank group-wise and state-wise.

Basic Statistical Returns

Yet another data-oriented publication, this annual presents comprehensive data on number of offices, employees, deposits and credit as per occupation of scheduled commercial banks. One of the features of this publication is that region-wise, state-wise and district-wise information is made available to the public.

Quarterly Publications

Macroeconomic and Monetary Developments

Issued a day before the Annual Policy Statement of the Governor, Reserve Bank of India and Mid-Term/Quarterly Reviews, this publication provides an analytical review of macroeconomic and monetary developments during the period under review providing the necessary information and technical analysis. Up to 2004, the publication was brought out annually along with the Annual Policy Statement in April/May. However, from 2005, these are published on a quarterly basis a day before the Annual Policy Statement and its Mid-Term/Quarterly Reviews.

Quarterly Statistics on Deposits and Credit of Scheduled Commercial Banks

This data-oriented publication gives data on deposits and credit of scheduled commercial banks for each quarter. The data compiled from bank returns are presented center-wise, state-wise, population group-wise and bank group-wise.

The publication is available for the quarters ending March, June, September and December in the month after the end of the quarter.

Monthly Publications

RBI Bulletin

This is a monthly publication released in the first week of every month. The Bulletin publishes analytical articles based on data collected by the Reserve Bank often specifically for the purpose. It carries speeches of the Governor, Deputy Governors and Executive Directors. The speeches are useful in improving the understanding of the central bank's policies. Other useful inclusions in the Bulletin are important press releases and circulars issued by different departments of the Reserve Bank and data relating to economy, finance and banking. Often, significant reports released by the Reserve Bank including the Annual Report and the Report on Trend and Progress of Banking in India are issued as supplements to this monthly publication.

Monetary and Credit Information Review

This is a monthly four-page periodical aimed at operational level bankers. The periodical summarises important circulars issued by the central bank during the month. It is published between 1st and 5th of every month.

Weekly Publications

Weekly Statistical Supplement to the RBI Bulletin

This publication presents the weekly balance sheet of the Reserve Bank and other developments relating to financial, commodity and bullion markets. This is published on every Saturday at 12 noon.

Daily

Press Releases

The Reserve Bank releases through its daily press releases data on money market operations and reference rates for four major currencies, namely, the US Dollar, Euro, Pound Sterling and the Japanese Yen. The press releases are also issued on other issues that may be of general public interest such as important banking regulations, new currency notes, rejection or cancellation of certificate of registration of non-banking finance companies, status of urban cooperative banks, etc.

Occasional Publications

Occasional Papers

This is published once in four months and carries research papers presented by the professional staff of the Reserve Bank. The publication reflects the views of the authors. The Occasional Papers are being published thrice a year from 1999 onwards.

DRG Studies

These are research studies conducted by external experts in India in collaboration with the internal staff members of the Reserve Bank. The Development Research Group is a forum that institutionalises participation of external expertise in in-house research.

Reports

Besides these, the Reserve Bank also publishes reports of committees set up by it for feedback and for wider dissemination of information.

Brochures

The Reserve Bank brings out occasional booklets to familiarise the general public about the facilities available to them mainly in the area of foreign exchange.

Lectures

The Reserve Bank of India has instituted three annual lectures. Two of these commemorate past Governors of the Reserve Bank and one a noted monetary economist.

RBI Website

The Reserve Bank maintains an active website (URL: http://www.rbi.org.in). All the information released by the Reserve Bank is also simultaneously made available on the website in pdf and Word formats. The data are provided in excel format. The site is updated several times a day.

In keeping with its objective of bringing in greater transparency in its decision making process, the Reserve Bank is committed to releasing more and more information in public domain.

Disclosure Log

The Reserve Bank of India will also place all the information it releases in response to the requests received under the Right to information Act, 2005 on its website, if, in its view, the information could be of general public interest.

Your suggestions

If you feel that the Reserve Bank of India should release any information in addition to what it already releases, please send us your suggestions at helpprd@rbi.org.in .If, however, you need any specific information on an ad hoc basis, you may make an application under the Right to information Act, 2005. It needs to be emphasised that this mechanism is only meant for seeking information and NOT for making complaints. The Reserve Bank of India has a separate mechanism for redressal of complaints against banks and its own departments.

Complaints against Banking Services

The Reserve Bank of India has provided for a separate channel for lodging complaints against poor quality of services rendered by a bank. If you have a complaint/grievance against a bank for poor quality of service rendered by any of its offices/branches, please approach the Nodal Officer of the bank. In case you are not satisfied with the bank's response you can also file a complaint with the Banking Ombudsman in your State. The Banking Ombudsman is an office set up by the Reserve Bank of India to give speedy and cost effective resolution of grievances to the bank customers. For more details on Banking Ombudsman Scheme and their contact numbers, please visit http://www.rbi.org.in/scripts/AboutUsDisplay.aspx?pg=Ombudsmen.htm

Complaints against RBI Services

In case you have a complaint against any department of the Reserve Bank of India for poor quality of services rendered, you may send your complaint to the Complaints Redressal Cell of the respective Regional Office of the Reserve Bank of India. For details of contact, please visit the Regional Offices section of the RBI website (http://www.rbi.org.in/scripts/RegionalOffices.aspx)

Making an Application under the Right to Information Act, 2005

Citizens of India will have to make the request for information in writing, clearly specifying the information sought under the Right to Information Act, 2005. The application for request should give the contact details (postal address, telephone number, fax number, email address) so that the applicants can be contacted for clarifications or the information. Since as per the Act, information can be furnished only to citizens of India, you will have to give your citizen status as well.

How do I send my application?

As per the Right to Information (Regulation of Fee and Cost) Rules, 2005 prescribed by the Government of India: a request for obtaining information under Section 6(1) of RIA needs to be accompanied by an application fee of Rs.10 by way of cash against proper receipt or by DD or bankers’ cheque payable to the Accounts Officer of the public authority.

You could send your request by post accompanied by the application fee of Rs.10/- payable by demand draft or bankers’ cheque favouring Reserve Bank of India. The fee can also be paid in cash along with the application. Applications can also be made over fax or email in which case, the Reserve Bank will acknowledge the application and give a serial number to the application and communicate the fees to be paid by the applicant. The applicant will, while quoting the serial number of his application, need to send the application fee. The Reserve Bank will take up the application for consideration, as required under the Act, only after the application fee has been received.

Where do I send my request?

You can send your request to any of the following addresses:

Appellate Authority, CPIO and Alternate CPIO

Sl.No.

Designation

Name and address

Telephone number

FAX number

Email id

1

Chief Public Information Officer (CPIO)

Shri V.S.Das
Executive Director
Reserve Bank of India
Central Office,
Mumbai – 400 01

022-2262 1382

022 – 2267 9095

cpiorbi@rbi.org.in

2

Alternate CPIO

Shri H.N.Prasad
Principal Chief General Manager
Reserve Bank of India
Central Office,
Mumbai – 400 01

022-2266 0854

022-2265 8934

cgmincdapm@rbi.org.in

 

CAPIOs (Nodal Officers) at different Regional Offices

Regional Office

Name

Designation

Address

Telephone

& FAX No.

E-mail ID

Ahmedabad

Shri V. Ranga Rao

DGM

Reserve Bank of India
Dept.of Administration & Personnel Management,
4th floor,
Nr.Gandhi Bridge,
Ahmedabad 380 014

079-27542507
Fax: 079-2754 1993

vrangarao@rbi.org.in

Bangalore

Shri C.R. G. Nair

DGM

Reserve Bank of India,
Urban Banks Dept.
Bangalore 560 001

Off.080-22291696
Fax: 080-2221 0185

crgnair@rbi.org.in

Belapur

Shri Jatadhari Mishra

DGM

Reserve Bank of India
Plot No.3, Sector 10
H.H. Nirmaladevi Marg
CBD, Belapur,
Navi Mumbai 400 614

022 – 27560229
Fax: 022-2757 0015

jmishra@rbi.org.in

Bhopal

Ms. Ira Gupta

DGM

Reserve Bank of India
Dept. of Administration & Personnel Management, Hoshangabad Road,
Bhopal

Off.0755-2551592
Fax: 0755-255 2283

iragupta@rbi.org.in

Bhubaneshwar

Shri Radheshyam Ratho

DGM

Reserve Bank of India,
Pt. Jawharlal Nehru Marg,
Bhubaneswar

0674-2394226
0674- 2544181
Fax: 0674-239 5911

rsratho@rbi.org.in

Chandigarh

Shri M. S. Johar

DGM

Reserve Bank of India
Dept. of Administration & Personnel Management,
Central Vista,
Sector 17,
Chandigarh-160 017

0172-2721410
FAX – 0172-270 1252

msjauhar@rbi.org.in

Chennai

Shri R.K. Chari

DGM

Reserve Bank of India
Dept.of Administration & Personnel Management,
Rajaji Salai,
Chennai-600 001

044-25363445
25399203
Fax: 044-23565220

rkchari@rbi.org.in

Guwahati

Shri K.P. John Kutty

DGM

Reserve Bank of India,
Station Road,
Guwahati - 781 001

0361-2512804
Fax: 0361- 254 0033

kpjohnkutty@rbi.org.in

Hyderabad

Shri N.K. Sahu

DGM

Reserve Bank of India
Dept. of Administration and Personnel Management,
6-1-56, Saifabad,
Hyderabad 500 004

Off. 040-23234612
Fax: 040-23230299

nksahu@rbi.org.in

Jammu

Shri M.R. Garg

DGM

Reserve Bank of India
Dept. of Administration and Personnel
Rail Head Complex,
Jammu 180 012

0191-2475166
Fax: 0191-247 0576

mrgarg@rbi.org.in

Jaipur

Shri Neeraj Nigam

DGM

Reserve Bank of India
Ram Bagh Circle,
Tank Road,
Jaipur 302 004

0141-5107967
Fax: 0141- 256 3016

neerajnigam@rbi.org.in

Kochi

Shri P.Arvindakshan

GM

Reserve Bank of India
Ernakulam North,
Kochi -682 018

0484-2400985
Fax: 0484-240 2715

arvindmenon@rbi.org.in

Kanpur

Shri R.L. Das

GM(Banking)

Reserve Bank of India
Dept. of Administration and Personnel Management,
The Mall,
Kanpur 208 001

0512-2305917
Fax: 0512- 2306105

rldas@rbi.org.in

Kolkata

Shri A.B.Mahapatra

DGM (P)

Reserve Bank of India
Dept. of Administration & Personnel Management 6th floor
15, N.S. Road,
Kolkata-700 001

033-2230-8341 /
2230 0470
Fax: 033- 2230 9589

asitbmahapatra@rbi.org.in

Lucknow

Shri A.K. Naskar

DGM

Reserve Bank of India
Dept. of Administration and Personnel Management
2, M.G. Marg,
Lucknow - 226 001

0522-2620822
Fax: 0522-2620890

aknaskar@rbi.org.in

Mumbai Regional Office

Shri R.C.Das

GM

Reserve Bank of India
Mumbai Regional Office, Main building
Shahid Bhagat Singh Marg
Mumbai 400 001

022-22665754
Fax: 022-22660817

rcdas@rbi.org.in

Nagpur

Shri Shreedhar Behera

DGM

Reserve Bank of India
Dept. of Administration and Personnel Management,
Civil lines , Opp Vidhan Bhawan
Nagpur 440 001

0712- 2532232
0712- 2546319
Fax: 0712- 253 6756

sbehera@rbi.org.in

New Delhi

Shri B. Karjee

GM

Reserve Bank of India
Rural Planning & Credit Dept.,
6, Parliament Street, New Delhi-110 001

011-23715393
Fax: 011-2371 1250

bkarjee@rbi.org.in

Patna

Shri P.K. Raut

DGM

Reserve Bank of India
Dept. of Administration & Personnel Management,
Dakshini Gandhi Maidan,
Patna 800 001

0612-2320929
Fax: 0612- 268 5765

pkraut@rbi.org.in

Thiruvana-nthapuram

Shri Abraham Mathew

DGM

Reserve Bank of India
DIT Cell,
Thiruvananthapuram -695 033

0471-2329040
Fax: 0471-233 0843

abrahammathew@rbi.org.in

Panaji

Smt. Doris D'Souza

DGM/OIC

Reserve Bank of India
Foreign Exchange Dept.,
3A/B, Sesa Ghor, Patto Panaji,
Goa 403 001

0832 -2438656-60 0832- 2438657

dgmpanaji@rbi.org.in
dorisdsouza@rbi.org.in

Reserve Bank Staff College

Shri P.K.K.Krishnan

GM

Reserve Bank of India
A-4, RBSC Campus,
359, Anna Salai, Teynampet,
Chennai 600 018

044 24334309
Fax: 044-2434 6905

pkkkrishnan@rbi.org.in

Bankers Training College

Shri M.P.Baliga

DGM

Bankers' Training College,
V.S.Marg,
Mumbai 400 18

022 24368973
Fax: 022-2430 3882

mprakashbliga@rbi.org.in

College of Agricultural Banking, Pune

Kum.J.M.Jivani

GM

College of Agriculture Banking,
University Road,
Pune 411 016

020 2551 3181
Fax: 020-2553 7089

jmjivani@rbi.org.in

 

CAPIOs (Nodal Officers) at different Departments

Central Office Department

Name of CAPIO

Designation

Address

Telephone No. (STD code - 022)

E-mail ID

Rajbhasha

 

Dr. Ramakant Sharma

DGM

Reserve Bank of India, Rajbhasha Vibhag, Garment House, Mumbai 400 018

24982076
FAX- 2498 2077

rsharma@rbi.org.in

Secretary's Department

Shri Ajay Kumar

DGM

Reserve Bank of India
Secretary’s Department
Central Office Building
Shahid Bhagat Singh Marg
Mumbai 400 001

22675266
FAX – 2266 2105

akumar@rbi.org.in

Department of Currency Management

Shri R Muralidharan

GM

Reserve Bank of India
Department of Currency Management
Central Office Building
Shahid Bhagat Singh Marg
Mumbai 400 001

2265 8955
FAX-22662442

muralidharan@rbi.org.in

Department of Government and Bank Accounts

Shri B.B. Sangma

GM

Reserve Bank of India
Dept.of Government & Bank Accounts,
4th floor,
Mumbai 400 008

23001590
FAX-2300 0370

bbsangma@rbi.org.in

Department of External Investments and Operations

Shri E. T. Rajendran

GM

Reserve Bank of India
Department of External Investments and Operations
Central Office Building
Shahid Bhagat Singh Marg
Mumbai 400 001

22664604
FAX – 2266 4667

 

etrajendran@rbi.org.in

Financial Markets Department

Dr. Mridul K. Saggar

Director

Reserve Bank of India
Financial Markets Department
Central Office Building
Shahid Bhagat Singh Marg
Mumbai 400 001

22664701
FAX – 22693204

mksaggar@rbi.org.in

Department of Payment and Settlement Systems

Shri Ajaya Gopal Ray

DGM

Reserve Bank of India
Department of Payment and Settlement Systems
Central Office Building
Shahid Bhagat Singh Marg
Mumbai 400 001

22663766
FAX- 2269 1557

agray@rbi.org.in

Inspection Department

Shri D.P. Sudhaker

GM

Reserve Bank of India
Inspection Department, C-7, 7th floor,
Bandra-Kurla Complex
Mumbai 400 051

26572301
FAX – 2657 2029

dpsudhaker@rbi.org.in

Legal Department

Shri A. Krishna Gopal

Deputy Legal Adviser

Reserve Bank of India
Legal Department
Central Office Bldg.
Shahid Bhagat Singh Marg
Mumbai-400 001

22677599
FAX – 2265 7602

akgopal@rbi.org.in

Foreign Exchange Department

Shri Deepak Kumar

DGM

 

Reserve Bank of India
Foreign Exchange Department
Central Office Building
Shahid Bhagat Singh Marg
Mumbai 400 001

22660791
FAX – 2266 5330

dkumar@rbi.org.in

Department of Banking Operations and Development

Shri A. Sreekumaran

GM

Reserve Bank of India
Dept. of Banking Operations and Development, World Trade Centre,
Centre 1
Mumbai 400 005

22155489
Fax-22160970

asreekumaran@rbi.org.in

Department of Banking Supervision

Shri N.P. Topno

GM

Reserve Bank of India
Department of Banking Supervision, Central Office,Centre-1, Mumbai 400 005

22153878
FAX – 2218 0157

nptopno@rbi.org.in

Department of Non Banking Supervision

Shri K.R. Krishna Kumar

DGM

Reserve Bank of India
Dept. of Non-Banking Supervision, World Trade Centre, Centre 1 Mumbai - 400 005

22166128
FAX – 2215 0540

krkrishnakumar@rbi.org.in

Internal Debt Management Department

Shri Sanjoy Bose

Director

Reserve Bank of India
Internal Debt Management Dept. Central Office Bldg, Shahid Bhagat Singh Marg,
Mumbai 400 001

022-22671482
FAX- 2264 4158

sbose@rbi.org.in

Department of Statistical Analysis and Computer Services

Shri Agam Prakash Gaur

Director

Reserve Bank of India
Dept.of Statistical Analysis & Computer Services, C-9, 6th floor, Bandra-Kurla Complex,
Mumbai 400 051

022 - 2657 1176
Fax – 022 - 2657 0847

apgaur@rbi.org.in

Department of Administration and Personnel Management

Shri Ajay Misra

DGM

Reserve Bank of India
Dept.of Administration & Personnel Management,
Central Office building
Shahid Bhagat Singh Marg
Mumbai 400 001

022 - 22673998
FAX – 022 - 2267 1415

ajaykumarmisra@rbi.org.in

Monetary Policy Department

Smt Sumitra Sarangi

GM

Reserve Bank of India
Monetary Policy Dept, Central Office building
Shahid Bhagat Singh Marg
Mumbai 400 001

022 - 22692426
FAX – 022-2265 1685

sumitrasarangi@rbi.or.in

Urban Banks Department

Shri K.P.V.Karunakaran

GM

Reserve Bank of India
Urban Banks Department,
Garment House,
Dr. Annie Besant Road
Mumbai 400 018

022 - 24930084
FAX –022- 2497 4040

kpvkarunakaran@rbi.org.in

Department of Information Technology

Kum Kamala Rajan

GM

Reserve Bank of India
Department of Information Technology
Central Office Building
Shahid Bhagat Singh Marg
Mumbai 400 001

022- 22668271
FAX – 022-2269 1557

kamalarajan@rbi.org.in

Human Resources Development Department

Shri V.P.Arya

GM

Reserve Bank of India
Human Resources Development Department
Central Office building
Shahid Bhagat Singh Marg
Mumbai 400 001

022- 2265 9127
FAX –022 - 2270 2524

vedprakasharya@rbi.org.in

Rural Planning and Credit Department

Smt Sujatha Elizabeth Prasad

GM

Reserve Bank of India
Rural Planning and Credit Department
Central Office building
Shahid Bhagat Singh Marg
Mumbai 400 001

022- 22662102
FAX: 022- 2262 1011

sujathaprasad@rbi.org.in

Department of Expenditure and Budgetary Control

Smt Sonali Sengupta

DGM

Reserve Bank of India
Department Expenditure and Budgetary Control, Main building,
Shahid Bhagat Singh Marg
Mumbai 400 001

022- 226 71228
FAX: 022-2266 6660

ssengupta@rbi.org.in

How long will the RBI take to provide information?

The Reserve Bank of India will, within 30 days of receipt of the application for information along with the fee, communicate to the requestor whether it can or cannot provide the information.

Will I have to pay to get the information?

As per the Right to Information (Regulation of Fee and Cost) Rules, 2005, the public authority shall charge:

  • 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;
  • actual cost or price for samples or models; and
  • for inspection of records, no fee for the first hour; and a fee of Rs.5/- for each 15 minutes (or fraction thereof thereafter)

Further, to provide information under Section 7(5) of the Right to Information Act, 2005, the public authority shall charge:

  • Rs. 50/- per diskette or floppy; and
  • for information provided in printed form at the price fixed for such publication or Rs. 2/- per page of photocopy for extracts from the publication

At what stage will I have to pay this cost?

If the Reserve Bank of India has the information and can provide it to you it will, within 30 days of its receiving the application along with appropriate fees, communicate to you the cost of providing the information as prescribed under Section 7(1) of Right to Information Act.

When will I get the information?

You will get the information, once the Reserve Bank of India receives the payment towards providing the information.

Can the Reserve Bank of India refuse to give me information?

The Right to Information Act, 2005 under Sections 8 and 9 exempts certain categories of information from disclosures. These include:

  • Information, disclosure of which would prejudicially affect the sovereignty and integrity of India, the security, strategic, scientific or economic interests of the State, relation with foreign State or lead to incitement of an offence.
  • Information which has been expressly forbidden to be published by any court of law or tribunal or the disclosure of which may constitute contempt of court;
  • Information, the disclosure of which would cause a breach of privilege of Parliament or the State Legislature;
  • Information including commercial confidence, trade secrets or intellectual property, the disclosure of which would harm the competitive position of a third party, unless the competent authority is satisfied that larger public interest warrants the disclosure of such information; 
  • Information available to a person in his fiduciary relationship, unless the competent authority is satisfied that the larger public interest warrants the disclosure of such information;
  • Information received in confidence from foreign Government; information, the disclosure of which would endanger the life or physical safety of any person or identify the source of information or assistance given in confidence for law enforcement or security purposes;
  • Information which would impede the process of investigation or apprehension or prosecution of offenders;
  • Cabinet papers including records of deliberations of the Council of Ministers, Secretaries and other officers;
  • Information which relates to personal information the disclosure of which has no relationship to any public activity or interest, or which would cause unwarranted invasion of the privacy of the individual.

Do I have a right to appeal?

Under the Right to Information Act, 2005 you have the right to appeal if you are not satisfied with the information provided by the Reserve Bank or its decision not to provide the information requested.

Who should I address my appeal to?

You can address the appeal to:

Dr. Rakesh Mohan
Deputy Governor
Reserve Bank of India,
Central Office Building,
Shahid Bhagat Singh Marg,
Mumbai – 400 001.
email : aaria@rbi.org.in
Tel : 022 - 22663155
Fax : 022 - 2267 5831

What if I am not satisfied even with the decision of the appellate authority?

Under the Act, if you are not satisfied with the decision of the appellate authority within the Reserve Bank of India, you can appeal to the Central Information Commissioner appointed in terms of Chapter 3 of the Right to Information Act, 2005.

 
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