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Providing Personal Information under RTI Act not Obligatory : Naveen Agarwal

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Providing Personal Information under RTI Act not Obligatory : Naveen Agarwal

Workshop on RTI Organised in Kota University

Nagpur. "RTI Act section 8(1) (J) provides that it is not at all a legal obligation on the information officer to give the personal information of any employee," informed Naveen Mahesh Kumar Agarwal, a well known RTI Act expert and trainer, Registrar of Dada Ramchand Bakhru Sindhu Mahavidyalaya, Nagpur while delivering his address as the keynote speaker in a day-long workshop on RTI Act organised in Kota University, Rajasthan.
Quoting a verdict of the honourable Supreme Court in this regard, Agarwal added that it is not binding on the  information officer under the act to provide the information about the memos, show cause notices issued to the employees, their property, loans taken from any bank, income tax deductions, financial investments and gifts received or given in service period of the employees.  But he further added that if the personal information of the employees is in the larger interest of the public, the Public Information Officer may decide to provide such information.
The workshop was inaugurated with the lighting of the traditional lamp by the Chairman of the inaugural function Prof.  N K Jayman, Chief Guest Dr. R K Choubisa, Keynote speaker Shri Naveen Maheshkumar Agrawal, Registrar Dr. Rajkumar Upadhyaya and Dr. Vikrant Sharma.
Dr. Choubisa in his address spoke on all the important aspects of the RTI Act. Dr. Jayman opined that the RTI act should be included in the syllabus for the benefit of the students.
Shri Agrawal was earlier felicitated with shrifal and shwal at the hands of Registrar of Kota University, Dr. Rajkumar Upadhyaya.
The program was compered by Dr. Vikrant Sharma whereas Dr. H.S. Shaktawat proposed a vote of thanks. The program was largely attended by the teachers, employees, high ranking officers and students of the university.




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Rajesh singh katal


sir what about wife, can she get salary details of his husband from a private shipping company which has got license from DG shipping of india


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Prasad GLN


Private shipping company is not a public authority.  Private entities are beyond ambit of RTI Act.  As per Delhi HC judgment, such details can be obtained through process of court.  However an attempt can be made for obtaining such application on life and liberty clause, in larger public interest from IT dept., if the wife is abandoned and not receiving maintenance stating such reasons.

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