Disclosure of details of persons engaged in tabulation work of examination under RTI
The appellant filed an application under the Right to Information (RTI) Act with the Jamia Milia Islamia (JMI) seeking name and designation of persons engaged in coding, decoding, tabulation and preparation of final list of Class 1 to VI and IX and X. The Public Information Officer (PIO) denied the information stating that the names of persons engaged in tabulation work of examination cannot be disclosed under section 8(1)(e) Notwithstanding anything contained in this Act, there shall be no obligation to give any citizen, information available to a person in his fiduciary relationship, unless the competent authority is satisfied that the larger public interest warrants the disclosure of such information; 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) referred to a Supreme Court order in the case of Aditya Bandopadhayay v. CBSE wherein it was held that the particulars of examiner, scrutinizer, coordinator and Head Examiner who deals with the answer books, is exempt from disclosure under section 8(1) (g) of the RTI Act. The Commission concurred with the decision of the public authority and dismissed the appeal.
Citation: Mr. Mohd. Vakeel v. Jamia Milia Islamia in File No.CIC/DS/A/2011/003542/RM
RTI Citation : RTIFI/2013/CIC/948
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