SC agrees to consider banks’ pleas against disclosure of info on customers

Updated: Sep 30 2022 9:24PM

New Delhi, Sep 30 (PTI) The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to consider the petitions by several banks, including private banks, challenging the Reserve Bank of India (RBI)’s direction to disclose under the Right to Information Act certain “confidential and sensitive information” pertaining to their affairs, employees and customers.

A bench headed by Justice BR Gavai rejected the preliminary objections raised by one Girish Mittal who as an intervener sought the dismissal of the petitions on the ground that the issues concerning such disclosures have already been “put to rest” by earlier decisions of the top court.

The court, “without expressing any final opinion” said that prima facie, the aspect of balancing the right to information and the right to privacy was not considered at that stage.