RTI Act does not enable seeking clarification

The appellant wanted to know as to why he was not considered for appointment to the post of Railway Sub Inspector. PIO’s stand was that the appellant had sought information in the form of a query that is not covered within the definition of ‘information’ u/S 2(f) of the RTI Act. CIC., following the decision […]

Caste Certificate not disclosed

CIC in S.A. No. CIC/SERLK/A/2018/115309 DD 29-11-2019 – Dr. Bimal Kumar Raj … vs CPIO, M/o. Railways, South Eastern Railway following the decisions of the Delhi High Court dated 08.11.2013 in W.P.(C) 5812/2010 in UPSC v. Pinki Ganeriwal, and the order dated 01.07.2019 in W.P.(C) 776/2016 & CM. No. 3376/2016 in Baljeet Singh v. The […]

Disclosure of verification and promotion reports refused

CIC in S.A. No. CIC/SERLK/A/2018/115309 DD 29-11-2019 – Dr. Bimal Kumar Raj … vs CPIO, M/o. Railways, South Eastern Railway in terms of the legal principle enunciated by the Supreme Court Dt 31.08.2017 in CA No. 22 of 2009 in Canara Bank v. C.S. Shyam refused disclosure of copies of verification reports, promotion reports, etc. […]

CIC directs disclosure of official’s attendance details

RTI applicant had sought an official’s posting details, copy of attendance register, reasons for his absence and details of penalties imposed upon him. Directing disclosure of attendance details, CIC has observed that it is the duty of every public servant to attend the office on time and remain present during the working hours and that […]

RTI Act does not allow seeking futuristic or presumptive information

RTI application related to the requests regarding initiation of action for appointment of 74 employees. CIC has observed that the appellant is seeking futuristic /presumptive response w.r.t. redressal of his grievance, which the PIO is not obliged to answer under the RTI Act, 2005 in terms of the judgment of the Hon’ble Supreme Court of […]

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 […]

Caste Certificate is exempted from disclosure

CIC has held that the ‘caste certificate’ of an individual employee is an exempted information as per the provisions of Section 8(1)(j) r/w Section 8(1)(e) of the RTI Act, 2005 …………… This position has also been upheld by the Hon’ble Delhi High Court in its order dated 08.11.2013 in W.P.(C) 5812/2010 titled as UPSC v. […]

Educational Certificate is exempted from disclosure

CIC has held that copies of educational certificates of Ms. Krishna Sen Gupta available in the records of the public authority in a fiduciary relationship is exempted under Section 8(1)(e) r/w Section 8(1)(j) of the RTI Act, 2005. ………. This position has been upheld by the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India in its order dated […]

CIC – A group of persons cannot maintain one RTI application

RTI Application had been filed by a group of persons under different contact details and Indian Postal Order of Rs. 10 had been drawn under the name of the Appellant alone. CIC has observed that the information sought concerns the collective interest of a group of five employees who have signed the RTI Application under […]

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) […]

Details regarding payment of water bill refused

Appellant sought to know whether his neighbor’s water bill (for 27 years) had been recovered. The request having been rejected, CIC held that no information has been sought under Section 2(f) of the RTI Act; that the appellant is pursuing a grievance of disputed water connection with his neighbor and adjudication of the same was […]