Details of salary of an employee of Graphic Era University - CIC ordered for disclosure stating that section 4(1)(b)(x) of the RTI Act prescribes that all public authorities shall publish details of monthly remuneration received by each of its officials
Vide RTI dt 6.11.12, appellant had sought details of salary of Shri Bhupendra Singh Routela in connection with a court case pending.
2 An appeal was filed on 22.12.12, as no information was provided.
3. AA vide order dt 21.1.13, observed that the PIO Shri DS Rawat had sought views of the third party who has objected to his personal details being shared. Accordingly, the information had been denied. AA upheld the decision and denied information.
4. Submissions made by the appellant were heard. Appellant submitted that he had sought information regarding details of salary of Shri Bhupendra Singh Routela which has been denied to him by the public authority. In the absence of any representative from the Graphic Era University, their views could not be ascertained.
5. The Commission finds that both the PIO and FAA have displayed total ignorance of the provisions of the RTI Act. Section 4(1)(b)(x) of the RTI Act clearly lays down that all public authorities shall publish among other things details of “monthly remuneration received by each of its officials and employees”. We accordingly direct PIO to provide the information sought by the appellant within one week from date of receipt of the order. The appeal is disposed of.
Central Information Commissioner
Citation: Shri Diwan Singh Soun v. Graphic Era University in File No. CIC/RM/A/2013/000307