Information related to GPF is covered under personal information as per RTI Act
The appellant sought information regarding a withdrawal from General Provident Fund (GPF) by a Constable such as, the reasons assigned for withdrawal, the documents submitted, a copy of GPF statement and the evidence given by him for utilization of the GPF. He also wanted to know what action is taken if it is found that he has misused the amount withdrawn from his GPF. The Public Information Officer (PIO) informed the appellant that the information sought relates to third party. The Constable (third party) has objected to the disclosure of the sought information and documents relating to his GPF records.
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The Central Information Commission (CIC) held that the information sought in the Right to Information (RTI) application attracts the provisions of 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 and no larger public interest has been established by the appellant for seeking the information.
Citation: Mr. Surenderpal Singh v. Delhi Traffic Police in Case No. CIC/SS/A/2012/000768
RTI Citation : RTIFI/2012/CIC/494
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