Section 8(1)(j) of the RTI Act, prevents the disclosure of any personal information
Ref: RTI Act is being misused by certain individuals to settle personal score
Comment: 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, prevents the disclosure of any personal information which do not have any link to any public activity or interest, unless in the opinion of the PIO, overriding public interest justifies the disclosure. It is the duty of the PIO to deny personal information when overriding public interest does not exist to mandate the disclosure of personal information.