Educational certificates of other employee exempted from disclosure

Educational qualification certificates of some other employee available in the records of the public authority in a fiduciary relationship are exempted under Section 8(1)(e) r/w Section 8(1)(j) of the RTI Act, 2005. Also, there is no public interest in the matter. This position has been upheld by the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India in its […]

The meaning of the term “fiduciary” is explained

CIC quoting the decision of the Supreme Court has observed: ‘’The term ‘fiduciary’ refers to a person having a duty to act for the benefit of another, showing good faith and condour, where such other person reposes trust and special confidence in the person owing or discharging the duty. The term ‘fiduciary relationship’ is used […]

LIC refuses to disclose wife’s policy details to husband

Appellant had sought information relating to the policy taken by him for his wife, but the LIC denied all information like the proposal from agent’s confidential report, review slip and all documents enclosed with the proposal form u/s 8(1)(h) stating that a dispute was continuing in the court of law. Appellant stated that he only […]

CIC explains the term “fiduciary” under the RTI

CIC has held “The traditional definition of a fiduciary is a person who occupies a position of trust in relation to someone else, therefore requiring him to act for the latter’s benefit within the scope of that relationship. Anything given and taken in confidence expecting confidentiality to be maintained will be information available to a […]

LIC refuses information of policy holders

Appellant had sought from the LIC information regarding the revival of policies along with photocopies of medical certificates pertaining to two policyholders. LIC denied the information under S.8(1)(j) of the RTI Act being third party information and stated that the medical report of third party could not be divulged to the appellant as it holds […]

CIC explains fiduciary relationship

  The Appellant has sought information about the people who undertook loans from the Bank. The Bank has claimed exemption from providing the information. The Bank holds information about its customers in a fiduciary relationship and the same is exempted under Section 8 (1) (e). Section 8 (1) (e) of the RTI Act exempts from […]