Can the marks given by interview committee for promotion be disclosed under RTI?
The appellant filed an application under the Right to Information (RTI) Act with the United India Insurance Company Ltd. seeking details of Promotional Exercise, 2011 for SCS Staff Promotion to the Cadre of Admin Officer. The Public Information Officer (PIO) denied the information under sections 8 (1)(e), 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. and 8(1)(g) Notwithstanding anything contained in this Act, there shall be no obligation to give any citizen, information, the disclosure of which would endanger the life or physical safety of any person or identify the source of information or assistance given in confidence for law enforcement or security purposes; of the RTI Act.
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The Central Information Commission (CIC) directed the PIO to provide the names of the interview committee members, total interview marks awarded to the appellant by the interview committee members and final grades/marks awarded in the ACR of the appellant.
Citation: Mr. Jagdish Narain Sharma v. United India Insurance Co. Ltd in Appeal: No. CIC/DS/A/2012/000537
RTI Citation : RTIFI/2012/CIC/771
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