List of officers who had opted for transfer not disclosed

Appellant had sought the list of officers (scale-wise) who had opted for their transfer from Delhi to Jaipur and vice versa and related issues. Respondent gave the total number of officers i.e. 520 officers who had given preference for transfer from Delhi to Jaipur and vice versa but denied the list under section 8(1) (j) of the RTI Act. The respondent contended that the individual preferences which were private to them and not to be disclosed for want of public interest. CIC observed that preference of posting which was subject to the approval of the competent authority involves the privacy of a person, and agreed with PIO’s stand. No.CIC/SBIND/A/2018/151991 D D 7-8-2019

 

 

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