CIC has held that in common language, the adjective “personal‟ is found applicable to “person”, an individual and not to an Institution or a Corporate; that the term “personal” cannot be related to Institutions, Organisations or Corporates and S. 8(1)(j) of the RTI Act cannot be applied when the information concerns Institutions, Organisations or Corporates.
CIC has also relied upon the decision dated 22.11.2011 passed by the Delhi High Court in Jamia Milia Islamia vs. Sh. Ikramuddin.
Raj Kamal Bhatia vs. PIO/Dy. General Manager-(HR)/PGO, BHEL
S.A. No. CIC/BHELD/A/2018/132261 D.D. 17-3-2020