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HC seeks response from CIC for passing contradictory orders

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Atul Patankar

As reported at Indopia.in on July 6, 2009


New Delhi, Jul 6 (PTI) The Delhi High Court today sought an explanation from the CIC over the contradictory orders passed by its Commissioners over revealing information of a confidential report of a government employee under RTI Act.


"You have passed contradictory orders on the issue. You have earlier admitted some application and directed to reveal notes of ACR of an employee while some were rejected,"Justice Sanjiv Khanna said while asking the CIC to file its response.


The Court passed the order on a petition filed by State Bank of India challenging CIC order asking it to disclose marks alloted to one of its employee in connection with his promotion.


The Bank alleged the procedure followed by it for the promotion of an employee is confidential and it cannot be revealed under the transparency law.


It pointed out that the order passed by CIC is contrary to its earlier order in which it was held that notes of Annual Confidential Report of an employee can't be disclosed.


The Court, after hearing the contention, issued notice to the Commission.


Source: Delhi : HC seeks response from CIC for passing contradictory orders : 616276

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