Right to Information Act!

Right to Information Act 2005 is an act to provide for setting out the practical regime of right to information for citizens to secure access to information under the control of public authorities, in order to promote transparency and accountability in the working of every public authority, the constitution of the central information commission and state information commissions and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

WHEREAS the constitution of India has established democratic Republic;
AND WHEREAS democracy requires as 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;
AND WHEREAS revelation of information in actual practice is likely to conflict with other public interests including efficient operations of the governments, optimum use of limited fiscal resources and the preservation of confidentiality of sensitive information;
AND WHEREAS it is necessary to harmonise these conflict interests while preserving te paramountacy of the democratic ideal
NOW THEREOF, it is expedient to provide for furnishing certain information to citizens who desire to have it.
BE it enacted by parliament.

RRBs have been permitted vide Reserve Bank of India letter no. RPCD.CO.RRB.BC.No.86/03.05.33 (G)/2006-07 dated 03.05.2007 to take up corporate agency business without risk participation for distribution of Insurance products.

Further IRDA has issued new regulations for taking corporate agency vide notification No F.No.IRDAI/Reg/12/102/2015 dated 20.08.2015. As per regulation 1(3), a corporate agent who has been issued a license prior to commencement of these regulations has to seek a fresh certificate of registration to work as a corporate agent by applying to the Authority in accordance with procedure by the Authority in this behalf.

Bank has obtained Composite License certificate No CA0415 from Insurance Regulatory Authority of India (IRDAI) valid Till 31.08.2022 for cross selling Insurance products of Insurance company under Corporate Agency.

Karnataka Gramin Bank 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.

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 with proper contact details like postal address, telephone number, fax number, email address for contacting back either for clarifications/advices or for providing information.

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 proper receipt or by DD /PO Cheque favoring the CPIO, Karnataka Gramin Bank.

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 CPIO, Karnataka Gramin Bank. 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 is not acceptable.

It is Mandatory to send hard copy of the said application to the concerned CPIO 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.”

Applicable as per the bank guidelines.

The requests/ applications are to be submitted to the concerned CPIO, 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 concerned CPIO.

Details of CPIO provided below

If the applicant decides to make an appeal against the non-response / information provided by the CPIO, the appeal has to be sent / submitted to the concerned First Appellate Authority.

Details of the First Appellate Authorities provided below

If the applicant is not satisfied with the decision of the First Appellate Authority of Karnataka Gramin Bank, he/she can appeal to the Central Information Commission (CIC) as per the rules of the RTI Act 2005.

For getting information with regard to RTI act 2005

Information on CPIO/First Appellate Authority :

Link : Central information Commission https://cic.gov.in/

Sl.No Place Name of HO - CPIO Designation Address & Telephone No
1 Ballari Sri Veeresh Hallera N Chief Manager Head office, No.32,
Sanganakal Road,
Gandhinagar, Ballari-583103
Sl.No Region Name of CPIO Designation Address & Telephone No
1 Ballari Sri. B N Bhaskar Regional Manager Regional Office,
Modi Chambers, 2nd Cross,
Gandhinagar, Ballari-583103.
Ph :08392-254006
2 Bengaluru Sri. Giridhar Prabhu Regional Manager Regional Office, #221, Manju
Mansion,6th Block,3rd Stage, 80 Feet
Ring Road, Opp to BWSSB Office,
Nagarbhavi, Bengaluru-560072
Ph : 080-23186095
3 Bidar Saheb Gowda Muliman Regional Manager Regional Office, Shivanagar,
4 Chamarajanagar Krishna Kumar Regional Manager Regional Office, Janani Complex, 1st
Cross, Shakarapura , Near Shri Ram
Mandir, Chamarajanagar.
5 Chickmagalur Nagaraj K G Regional Manager Regional Office,Post Box No.111,
Mudala Towers, Naidu Street,
6 Chitradurga M Ghanasham Alva Regional Manager Regional Office, IUDP Layout,
NH4, Chitradurga-577501
7 Davanagere S M Kanawalli Regional Manager Regional Office,
#496/66, Sankol Plaza, 2nd Floor,
Naganur Raod, Shamanur,
8 Hassan Shekar Shetty Regional Manager Regional Office, Shankarmat Road,
K R Puram, Hassan-573201
Ph :08172-268828
9 Kolar Nagaraj V Regional Manager Regional Office, No.990,
Opp to 220 KV Power Station,
Sulthan Thippasandra,
MB Road, Kolar-563102.
10 Kalaburgi Girish N Hebbar Regional Manager Regional Office, Kusnoor Raod,
11 Koppal Y Siddeshwara Regional Manager Regional Office, opp to D C Office
compound, Hospet Road,
12 Madikeri Damodhar Bhat K Regional Manager Regional Office, Raghupathi arcade,
Ganapathi Street, Madikeri-5721201.
13 Mandya Vedyavas Bhat M Regional Manager Regional Office, No.1201, 1st Floor,
2nd Cross, AshokNagar,
14 Mysuru Anand C Hegde Regional Manager Regional Office, Sri Chakravarthi
Complex, HIG-913, Vivekananda
Circle, Mysuru-570023.
15 Raichur K K Kotresh Regional Manager Regional Office, Opp West Police
Station, Station Road,
16 Shivamogga D R Sreenath Regional Manager Regional Office, Murthy Paradise,
Vinobha Nagar,
17 Tumakuru Parthalingaiah P Regional Manager Regional Office, 6th Main, Behind
SBM Branch, Sadashivanagar,
18 Yadgir M R Manjunath Regional Manager Regional Office, Hosahalli Road,
Sl.No Place Name of Appellate Authority Designation Address & Telephone No
1 Ballari Sri G Pradeep Varma General Manager Strategic Planning & Development Wing,
Head Office, Karnataka Gramin Bank,
No.32, Sanganakal Road , Gandhinagar,
Ph: 08392-236405