Residential property details of Commissioner DDA sought under RTI
The appellant sought the information related with the allotment of residential property to the Housing Commissioner (DDA) under the lucky draw system. The Public Information Officer (PIO) refused to provide details under section 8 (1) (j) of the RTI Act, 2005 claiming it to be a personal information of the third party.
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The Central Information Commission (CIC) found that the sought information pertains to ‘third party’ and attracts exemption provision of section 8 (1) (j) of the RTI Act, 2005. The Commission rejected the appeal stating that the personal information of the third party can be disclosed only if larger public interest is involved but the appellant was not able to establish any larger public interest in the disclosure of the information.
Citation: Shri Ram Swaroop v. DDA in File no. CIC/DS/A/2011/000847
RTI Citation : RTIFI/2012/CIC/223
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