Storage of Income Tax records are in outdated format- CIC was informed

On a second appeal hearing filed in reference to leakages of Confidential Data filed by the Tax Payer,  it was observed that maintaining the privacy, the record keeping in the public authority as explained by the Income Tax Department was in an outdated format and not upgraded utilizing the modern technological tools. Commission after considering the gravity and […]

Own records are not third party

‘Own records are not third party information.’ Central Information Commission objected to Public Information Officer interpretation that asking for information about self through RTI is Personal information and is exempt under Section-8(1)(j) of RTI Act.  The PIO had rejected the application on the grounds that information about own file is third party information under RTI Act and cannot […]

Disclosure of objections of the third-party is a right

Without Disclosure of objections of the third-party information, the appellant cannot make an informed judgement about challenging the Appellate Authority (AA) decision. Denying the RTI Applicant the requested information will mean handicapping him in exercising his legal right. A decision not to disclose the information to the petitioner in view of the objections of the third-party is itself […]