Central Information Commission has declared Indian Bank Association [IBA] as a public authority under RTI Act, vide its two orders No. CIC/MP/C/2015/000044 AND CIC/MP/C/2016/000103 both dated 13-11-2017. This is a landmark decision and unless there is stay order from Court, one can seek information from IBA under RTI Act 2005.
I am happy that I was closely associated with the complaint to CIC of Mrs Ita Bose of Lucknow along with other like-minded RTI activists. It was a herculean task of nearly 3 years by our team to collect information from various public sector banks and Ministry of Finance and from other sources, to prove that IBA is a public authority under RTI Act.
In all probability, these orders will be challenged in High Court and stay order would be prayed.