DPC proceedings can be disclosed only in public interest
The appellant filed an application under the Right to Information (RTI) Act with the Railway Board seeking copies of Departmental Promotion Committee (DPC) proceedings along with file notings in respect of empanelment of IRSEE officer for JAG promotion in different years. He also wanted copies of norms being followed for promotion of JAG officers and the status of his representation. The Public Information Officer (PIO) provided point wise information.
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The Central Information Commission (CIC) noted that information about the DPC proceedings relates to third parties and there is no public interest in disclosing the same to the appellant. Regarding the action been taken on appellant’s representation, the CIC directed the PIO to furnish this information to the appellant as available in the records.
Citation: Mr. Sunil Sahu v. Railway Board in File No. CIC/AD/A/2012/002441
RTI Citation : RTIFI/2013/CIC/938
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