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 decision of Bombay High Court dt 22-08-2013 in W.P. No. 1825 of 2013 in Subhash Bajirao Khemnar v. Shri Dilip Nayku Thorat declined disclosure of the details of the service records such as settlement […]
Appellant had sought information regarding service matters of one Krishan Chandra. It was denied by the Respondents under S.8(1)(j) of the RTI Act. Appellant questioned the denial and stated that the information sought cannot be regarded as personal information, which has no relationship to any public activity. He further submitted that similar information concerning the same officer […]
Information such as CR and service records of employees is in the nature of personal information. The basic protection afforded by virtue of exemption from disclosure of personal information cannot be lifted or disturbed unless the applicant justifies how such disclosure would be in ‘public interest’.