Should information about employees who were removed from service be revealed?
The appellant filed an application under the Right to Information (RTI) Act with Canara Bank seeking information about employees who were imposed with penalty of compulsory retirement or were removed from service. The Public Information Officer (PIO) responded to the RTI application.
During the hearing before the Central Information Commission (CIC), the respondent submitted that the appellant had sought information about the details of various personnel in the bank who have been penalized with the punishment of removal of service or dismissal or who have been compulsory retired during the period specified. The respondent stated that the appellant also wanted to know about the gratuity that was paid to the employees and any other settlement with the employees along with the details of any forfeiture of the benefits consequent to disciplinary proceedings. The respondent further stated that this information was personal and confidential hence it was denied under the pertinent clauses of the RTI Act. The appellant did not participate in the hearing.
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The Commission upheld the decision of respondent and rejected the appeal.
Citation: Mr. V.Ananthanarayanan v. Canara Bank in Decision No. CIC/VS/A/2012/000019/03074
RTI Citation : RTIFI/2013/CIC/1333
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