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CIC issues show-cause notice to RBI governor for non-disclosure of wilful defaulter's list

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The (CIC) has issued a show-cause notice to RBI for "dishonouring" a on disclosure of wilful defaulters' list.

The has also asked the Prime Minister's Office, the and the (RBI) to make public the letter of former RBI on bad loans.

Irked over the denial of information on the disclosure of the names of wilful defaulters who have taken of Rs 50 crore and above by the RBI in spite of a order, the has asked Patel to explain why a maximum penalty be not imposed on him for "dishonouring" the verdict which had upheld a decision taken by then Shailesh Gandhi, calling for disclosure of names of wilful defaulters.

Patel, speaking on September 20 at the (CVC), had said the guidelines on vigilance, issued by the CVC, were aimed at achieving greater transparency, promoting a culture of honesty and probity in public life and improving the overall vigilance administration in the organisations within its purview, the pointed out.

"The Commission feels that there is no match between what RBI and Deputy Governor say and their website regarding their RTI policy, and great secrecy of vigilance reports and inspection reports is being maintained with impunity in spite of the confirming the orders of the CIC in the Jayantilal case", said.

He concluded that it did not serve any purpose in punishing the CPIO for this defiance, because he acted under the instructions of the top authorities.

"The Commission considers the Governor as deemed PIO responsible for non-disclosure and defiance of SC orders and CIC orders and directs him to show cause why maximum penalty should not be imposed on him for these reasons, before November 16, 2018," Acharyulu said.

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First Published: Sun, November 04 2018. 19:40 IST