Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
Dated the 14th August, 2013
Subject: Disclosure of personal information under the RTI Act, 2005.
“The performance of an employee/Officer in an organization is primarily a matter between the employee and the employer and normally those aspects are governed by the service rules which fall under the expression ‘personal information’, the disclosure of which has no relationship to any public activity or public interest. On the other hand, the disclosure of which could cause unwarranted invasion of the privacy of that individual.” The Supreme Court further held that such information could be disclosed only of it would serve a larger public interest.
3. This may be brought to the notice of all concerned.
Joint Secretary (AT&A)
Right to Information Act-2005-Under Section (19)
Date of decision : 26/06/2013
|Name of the Applicant||Sh. Manoj Arya,
(RTI Activists and Social Worker) 67, Sec-
12, CPWD Flats, R K Puram, New Delhi
|Name of the Public Authority :||Central Public Information Officer,
(Vigilance & Complaint Cell), 2nd Floor,
Sardar Patel Bhawan, New Delhi – 110001
The Appellant was not present in spite of notice.
On behalf of the Respondent, Shri M.P. Sajeevan, DS & CPIO was present.
The third party, Shri S B Agnihotri, DG (DEF.ACQ) MoD was present.
Chief Information Commissioner : Shri Satyananda Mishra
2. We heard the submissions of both the respondent and the third party in the case.
5. We find no grounds to interfere in the order of the Appellate Authority.
The appeal is rejected.
6. Copies of this order be given free of cost to the parties.
Chief Information Commissioner
Authenticated true copy. Additional copies of orders shall be supplied against application and payment of the charges prescribed under the Act to the CPIO of this Commission.