Caste Certificate is exempted from disclosure

Delhi High Court in its order dated 01.07.2019 in W.P.(C) 776/2016 & CM. No. 3376/2016 titled as Baljeet Singh v. The Pio, Industrial Training Institute, Jahangirpuri & Anr has observed as follows:- “11. In the case in hand, the respondent no.2 has sought the caste certificate issued to the petitioner. The information is personal information as the caste to which the petitioner belongs is an issue inter-se between the respondent no.1 and the petitioner i.e. between employer and employee and this aspect is governed by service rules. The disclosure of which has no relationship to any public activity. In fact, it is held so by a Coordinate Bench of this court in UPSC v. Pinki Ganeriwal, W.P.(C) 5812/2010 decided on November 8, 2013.”

No. CIC/ERAIL/A/2018/106616 D.D. 27-9-2019 Bindu Saha vs CPIO, M/o Railways, Eastern Railway, O/o Chief Medical Superintendent, Andal, W.B.

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