Fixed / moveable assets and experience certificate are personal information under RTI
The appellant had applied for allotment of Kisan Sewa Kendra at location Pakhopali, District Gopalganj but was not selected. Later he filed an application under the Right to Information (RTI) Act seeking copies of the fixed and moveable assets, income tax statements and experience certificate filed by the successful candidate. The Public Information Officer (PIO) denied the disclosure of information under section 8(1)(h) Notwithstanding anything contained in this Act, there shall be no obligation to give any citizen, information which would impede the process of investigation or apprehension or prosecution of offenders; of the RTI Act.
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During the hearing before the Central Information Commission (CIC), the respondent stated that the enquiry has been completed. The Commission held that the movable assets and Income Tax statement of the other person cannot been supplied as it is personal in nature and is barred from disclosure 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.
Citation: Mr. Satish Chand and Anshu Srivastava v. Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) in File No.CIC/LS/A/2012/000361, File No.CIC/LS/A/2012/000363
RTI Citation : RTIFI/2012/CIC/739
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