Can the basis of calculation of monthly salary be disclosed under RTI?
The appellant filed an application under the Right to Information (RTI) Act with the Union Bank of India seeking photocopies of monthly income separately in respect of certain dependents of the deceased persons whose names appeared in a particular circular. The Public Information Officer (PIO) informed that similar information was sought earlier also and was provided to the appellant. He also stated that the appellant may not seek same information frequently.
During the hearing before the Central Information Commission (CIC), the appellant emphasised that he wanted the basis on which the monthly salary had been calculated for those who had been given appointment as dependents of the employees who had passed away while in the service of the bank. The respondent stated that the information sought had been provided not once but four times to the appellant wherein all the details were clearly stated. The appellant stated that what the bank had given was only the summary but not the sheet showing the calculations. The respondent stated that they had provided every information that was available with the bank including the sheet containing the name of the deceased, the date of death, the terminal liabilities under terminal benefits monthly interest pension and the calculation of the final net monthly income and that there was no further information left to provide. The appellant argued that she received the calculation sheet in respect of her own family members but in respect of the other cases; she had been given only the summary sheet which had created a doubt in her mind about the basis of the calculation.
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The Commission directed the respondent to enable inspection of the relevant file by the appellant.
Citation: Mrs. Sushila Devi v. Union Bank of India in Decision No. CIC/SM/A/2011/002161/VS/01528
RTI Citation : RTIFI/2013/CIC/951
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