CIC: except for information that can be disclosed u/s 4(1)(b), all other information about the employees, would be personal information, which includes the service details, property returns, etc.; provide names of lecturers, their designations & pay scale
2. The appellant submitted that through his RTI application dated 23.1.2013 he had sought certified copies of the documents of all the lecturers/HODs of Aryabhatt Poltechnic, Delhi relating to their names, appointment orders, promotion orders, pay fixation orders, pay fixation orders after 6th Pay Commission, enhancement orders, pay modification/alteration orders, etc. PIO has given the information by his letter dated 18.2.2013, on which the appellant made first appeal before the FAA, who by his order dated 4.4.2013 upheld the information already provided by the PIO, further directing the PIO to provide the relevant information available in material form within 10 days and disposed of the first appeal. Claiming dissatisfaction over the information supplied by the respondent authority, the appellant has filed 2nd appeal before the Commission.
3. Heard the submissions made by the parties. The respondent authority has already provided to the appellant copies of promotion orders of the lecturers, etc.,. The Commission observes that except the information that can be disclosed under section 4(1)(b) Every public authority shall publish within one hundred and twenty days from the enactment of this Act,- (i) the particulars of its organisation, functions and duties; (ii) the powers and duties of its officers and employees; (iii) the procedure followed in the decision making process, including channels of supervision and accountability; (iv) the norms set by it for the discharge of its functions; (v) the rules, regulations, instructions, manuals and records, held by it or under its control or used by its employees for discharging its functions; (vi) a statement of the categories of documents that are held by it or under its control; (vii) the particulars of any arrangement that exists for consultation with, or representation by, the members of the public in relation to the formulation of its policy or implementation thereof; (viii) a statement of the boards, councils, committees and other bodies consisting of two or more persons constituted as its part or for the purpose of its advice, and as to whether meetings of those boards, councils, committees and other bodies are open to the public, or the minutes of such meetings are accessible for public; (ix) a directory of its officers and employees; (x) the monthly remuneration received by each of its officers and employees, including the system of compensation as provided in its regulations; (xi) the budget allocated to each of its agency, indicating the particulars of all plans, proposed expenditures and reports on disbursements made; (xii) the manner of execution of subsidy programmes, including the amounts allocated and the details of beneficiaries of such programmes; (xiii) particulars of recipients of concessions, permits or authorisations granted by it; (xiv) details in respect of the information, available to or held by it, reduced in an electronic form; (xv) the particulars of facilities available to citizens for obtaining information, including the working hours of a library or reading room, if maintained for public use; (xvi) the names, designations and other particulars of the Public Information Officers; (xvii) such other information as may be prescribed and thereafter update these publications every year; of the RTI Act, all other information about the employees, would be personal information, which includes the service details, property returns, etc. The respondent authority is, therefore, directed to give only the information relating to the names of the lecturers working in the Aryabhat Polytechnic, along with their designations and pay scale, to the appellant within 15 days from the date of receipt of this order.
4. Appeal is disposed of accordingly.
(M. Sridhar Acharyulu)
Citation: Mr. M.C.Ghatak v. Directorate of Training & Technical Education, GNCTD in File No.CIC/AD/A/2013/001541SA