Punjab National Bank is running away from providing information concerning NPA of Nirav Modi as a secured creditor reflects corruption


The information sought by the information seeker-

CPIO may provide the following information to the information seeker point wise as follows.


1-Nirav Modi is accused of a scam of more than 12 thousand crore rupees in Punjab National Bank.  Nirav Modi has reportedly left the country in January.  


CPIO may provide the information regarding the recovery of loan from Nirav Modi and what amount they have recovered from the big defaulter Nirav Modi uptill now.


2-CPIO may provide the information regarding the action taken against the staff of the bank whose dereliction of duty resulted in such a big defaulter which caused heavy loss to the Punjab National Bank. Your information must include time of action, name and designation of the staff.


3-If any inquiry committee has been nominated by the Punjab National Bank in the matter then provide its details and its members detail as well with name and designation of such members.


4-CPIO may provide the name and designation of all the accountable staff of the Punjab National Bank who approved such a huge loan to a single businessman like Nirav Modi who proved defaulter later.


5-CPIO may provide the current status of the loan recovery from Nirav Modi. Provide the amount of the loan has been recovered from the Nirav Modi and his guarantors. Please provide the total amount of the loan taken by Nirav Modi.


CPIO may provide the aforementioned 5 points information within stipulated time as prescribed under subsection one of section 7 of the right to information act 2005 


The information provided by the Central Public Information Officer-

With respect to your query in point no. 1 to 5 it is submitted that the information sought 

pertains to the matter, which is presently under investigation by various investigative 

agencies and/or under prosecution before the Hon'ble courts. 

Any disclosure thereof during currency of such proceedings would impede the 

process of investigation therefore cannot be provided as the same is exempted from 

disclosure u/s 8(1) (d) & 8(1)(h) of RTI Act 2005.

Kindly acknowledge. 

Please note that if not satisfied with the information provided, as above, you may file appeal 

within 30 days under the provisions of Right to Information Act, 2005 before the First 

Appellate Shri Sanjeev Kumar Dhupar, General Manager, 3rd  floor, East wing (A), Plot no. 

4, Sector - 10, Dwarka, H.O.: New Delhi - 110075. 

                                                 (E.J Jerome John) 

                                   Central Public Information Officer

Short submissions of the appellant are as follows.

1-CPIO replied as-

With respect to your query in point no. 1 to 5 it is submitted that the information sought 

pertains to the matter, which is presently under investigation by various investigative 

agencies and/or under prosecution before the Hon'ble courts. 

Any disclosure thereof during currency of such proceedings would impede the 

process of investigation therefore cannot be provided as the same is exempted from 

disclosure u/s 8(1) (d) & 8(1)(h) of RTI Act 2005.


2-Here it is quite obvious that reasons for denial of sought information to information seeker are  section 8(1) (d) & 8(1)(h) of RTI Act 2005.


3-Under subsection 1d of section 8 of Right to Information Act 2005, following information is exempted from disclosure-

 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;

4-Nirav is a proven-cheater because he ran away from due proceedings to be carried out under the law of land. He cheated the public money from Punjab National Bank by colluding with the corrupt staff of the bank. In this matter there are no commercial confidence, trade secrets and intellectual property so its disclosure would not harm the competitive position of fugitive Nirav Modi living abroad. 

5-Large number of people are affected with the cheating activity of the Nirav Modi who want transparent and accountable dealings by bank in the recovery of assets cheated by Nirav Modi so that Punjab National Bank may not be bankrupt because of numerous cheating activities took place in the bank by colluding with its corrupt staff.Therefore larger public interest warrants disclosure of sought information by the appellant. 


6-Under subsection 1 h of section 8 of Right to Information Act 2005, following information is exempted from disclosure-

information which would impede the process of investigation or apprehension or prosecution 

of offenders;

The process of investigation is not being carried out by Punjab National Bank and job of apprehension and prosecution of offenders also do not belong to Punjab National Bank and its job is simple to secure the saving of customers so it should not run away from disclosure of recovery amounts as secured creditors as done with the medium borrowers by applying provisions of SARFAESI Act 2002 provides extraordinary powers to the banks. You make the borrowing money medium borrowers non performing assets through your cryptic dealing and auction their properties even when they deposit your interests timely and loan amount is much less than the limit of loan. 

Please direct CPIO to provide information above 5 points as sought by the appellant from the central public information officer. It is an obligatory duty of the staff of Punjab National bank not to create a Sahara India like situation. Honourable Sir may take the perusal of the following two pages which is the reply of the public information officer under his sign.  

Online RTI First Appeal Status Form

Enter Registration Number PNBNK/A/E/23/00556

Name Yogi M P Singh

Received Date 23/08/2023

Public Authority Punjab National Bank

Status APPEAL DISPOSED OF

Date of action 02/09/2023

Reply :- ENCLOSED

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First Appellate Authority Details :- SANJEEV KUMAR DHUPAR

Phone: 011-28044540

rticellho[at]pnb[dot]co[dot]in

Nodal Officer Details :-

Telephone Number 01128044540

Email Id mohansingla[at]pnb[dot]co[dot]in

Online RTI Appeal Form Details

RTI Appeal Details :-  

RTI Appeal Registration number PNBNK/A/E/23/00556

Public Authority Punjab National Bank  

Personal Details of Appellant:-

Request Registration Number PNBNK/R/E/23/01893

Request Registration Date 04/08/2023

Name Yogi M P Singh

Gender Male

Address Surekapuram colony, Shri Laxmi Narayan Baikunth Ma , Riva Road, Mirzapur city PIN Code 231001

Country India

State Uttar Pradesh

Status Urban

Educational Status Literate

  Above Graduate

Phone Number Details not provided

Mobile Number +91-7379105911

Email-ID yogimpsingh[at]gmail[dot]com

Appeal Details:-

Citizenship Indian

Is the Requester Below Poverty Line? No

Ground For Appeal Refused access to Information Requested

CPIO of Public Authority approached E.J JEROME JOHN

CPIO's Order/Decision Number Details not provided

CPIO's Order/Decision Date

(Description of Information sought (upto 500 characters)

Prayer or Relief Sought

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