Can copy of educational certificates of employees be disclosed under RTI?
The appellant filed an application under the Right to Information (RTI) Act with the Bharat Coking Coal Ltd (BCCL) seeking details of educational and professional qualification of Senior Manager and Deputy Manager. He also sought certified copies of their educational certificates. The Public Information Officer (PIO) provided details of educational and professional qualification of both the aforementioned officers but denied the copies of educational certificates under section 8(1)(j) Notwithstanding anything contained in this Act, there shall be no obligation to give any citizen, information which relates to personal information the disclosure of which has no relationship to any public activity or interest, or which would cause unwarranted invasion of the privacy of the individual unless the Central Public Information Officer or the State Public Information Officer or the appellate authority, as the case may be, is satisfied that the larger public interest justifies the disclosure of such information: Provided that the information which cannot be denied to the Parliament or a State Legislature shall not be denied to any person. of the RTI Act.
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The Central Information Commission (CIC) referred to an earlier decision (case No. CIC/SS/A/2011/001467) and rejected the appeal.
Citation: Mr. Subhash Kumar Singh v. Bharat Coking Coal Ltd in Case No. CIC/SS/A/2011/000610
RTI Citation : RTIFI/2013/CIC/1210
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