In this decision, the CIC has held that the service record of government employees is his personal information, the disclosure of which would invade privacy of the person. Such information is exempt for disclosure under the RTI Act except in larger Public Interest. This decision is in conflict with decisions given by other benches. Service records contain the date of entry of the individual in service, the increments received by him, his place of posting etc. which can be disclosed applying severability under section 10.
Citation: Mr. Harbhajan Singh Toor v. Shipping Corporation of India Ltd in Case No. CIC/SS/A/2011/000434