Disclosure of School Certificate submitted to LIC by a client
The appellant sought the copy of the School Certificate submitted under certain policy, favoring an individual. The Public Information Officer (PIO) denied the information 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, 2005. He also submitted that it was third party information and that appellant had not provided any larger public interest in disclosure of information.
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The Central Information Commission (CIC) rejected the appeal upholding the order of the PIO that the sought information was personal information of third party and no public interest would be served by its disclosure.
Citation: Smt. Raj Kumari v. LIC of India in Appeal: No. CIC/DS/A/2011/001248
RTI Citation : RTIFI/2012/CIC/267
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