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Education records of public servant comes under RTI

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Atul Patankar

As reported at ptinews.com on 05 March 2010

 

New Delhi, Mar 5 (PTI) The disclosure of educational records of public servants under the RTI Act cannot be treated as invasion of their privacy, the Central Information Commission has held.

 

Chief Information Commissioner Wajahat Habibullah was hearing the case of an RTI applicant Jagdish Prasad Gaur who had sought photocopies of educational records of Joint Director, Security, R D Sharma besides other personal details from Lok Sabha Secretariat but his request was turned down.

 

Gaur had alleged that Sharma abused him and he wanted to file a criminal case against him which required these details.

 

The secretariat cited exemption clauses of the RTI Act which allowed withholding information which is personal in nature and would not serve any public interest.

 

Source: fullstory

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vijendra singh

99 .9 % of the office records are actually public property; & must never be hidden by the govt.

All common persons know this truth.

But govt knowingly often denies such discloseable records from the needy public. Because the govt officers have known very well that the Info Commissions will not punish them heavily.

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