How information sought under RTI is cunningly denied by PIO of Odisha State Cooperative Bank to cover up mega corruption in the Bank
On 21.3.18 while responding UDA Q No. 45 in Odisha Legislative assembly, Sri Surya Narayan Patro, Minister for Cooperation said that the Government had given order for inquiry into alleged huge corruption and irregularities in Odisha State Cooperative Bank by a committee headed by Auditor General-cum-additional secretary of the office of Registrar, Cooperatives.
Keeping it in view, the following information was sought under RTI dated 23.3.18 from the Department of Cooperation, Govt. of Odisha , Secretariat, Bhubaneswar.
1. Copy of the decision taken by the Government in respect of constitution of the inquiry Committee headed by Auditor General and copy of the enquiry report submitted to Govt.
2. Copy of the decision taken in respect of filling of defamation case in the court of Civil Judge, Bhubaneswar by Odisha State Cooperative Bank against two persons for making false allegation (?) of corruption and irregularities in the Bank . It needs to be mentioned here that since last three years, a number of complaints has been filed by a number of Social Activists seeking an inquiry into corruption and irregularities in the Bank. Two vigilance case has also been filed against OSCB seeking inquiry into it. But the vigilance has not conducted any inquiry into it , as the big people are involved in it. This is a 500 crore scam in Odisha.
3. Copy of the inquiry report submitted by a committee of two deputy secretaries of Cooperation Department and Joint-Register of Directorate of Cooperation into alleged corruption in computerisation of Primary Agriculture Cooperative Societies.( PACS) in Odisha
4. On 30.6.17, the State Government in its letter no. 10489 has appointed Deputy-Register and Assistant- Register of of Directorate of Cooperation to enquire into number of allegations of corruption in Odisha State Cooperative Bank. Provide copy of the report submitted, if any to Government.
My RTI Application was forwarded to the PIO, office of Registrar, Cooperatives and PIO, office of Odisha State Cooperative Bank on 17.4.18.
The PIO, office of Register, Cooperatives has not supplied any information. But the PIO, OSCB has made useless and ridiculous response and with malafide intention has denied the information to keep the information secret.
Information sought for
Information provided by the PIO
Copy of the decision taken in respect of filling of defamation case in the court of Civil Judge, Bhubaneswar by Odisha State Cooperative Bank against two persons for making false allegation (?) of corruption and irregularities in the Bank
Odisha State Cooperative Bank has taken decision to file a defamation case against two persons for making false allegation of corruption and tarnishing image of Bank.