Why there is no service book for 2.69 lakhs Government Employees?

When an RTI applicant asked for the Service book of Postal Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) employees, he got the response that there is no service book maintained for the GDS employees. The CPIO informed that “no service book is maintained for GDS as they are part time workers”, although the Hon’ble Supreme Court have held […]

Privacy Rights of Public Servants

In a significant decision regarding Privacy Rights of Public Servants, CIC holds that the Copies of property returns, Form 16, copies of complaints against an officer, salary statement(Pay slip), loan details without establishing larger public interest or consent from the party whose details are sought, fall under the category of personal information, disclosure of which […]

Copy of the leave application is a personal information

On one hand you can obtain the details of dates and nature of leave taken by the Government servants during his tenure but copy of the leave application and sanction memos would affect the privacy of the concerned individual and therefore exempt under clause Section 8 (1) (j) of the RTI Act. Do read our […]