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    Name and Educational Qualification can never be considered as private information


    Name and Educational QualificationName and Educational Qualification can never be considered as private information. Address of an applicant in certain context can be protected from disclosure where security issues are raised. This was stated by Central Information Commission in one of its latest decision.


    The appellant had pleaded that when an applicant gives an application along with certain details which are required for consideration for appointment on compassionate ground, then it cannot be considered as private information. It is the duty of authority to explain why particular application is considered while others are rejected, when a case is taken up naturally and why others are put in cold storage.

    Name and Educational Qualification

    PIO had denied information saying that information sought contains personal details of other applicants. The Commission finds that the concerned section has deliberately suppressing information by raising unnecessary excuses and directed the PIO to give all the details.


    The decision can be read here!

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    Those readers may be surprised why all these CIC decisions published in the New letter are only of Hon SA alone. This is not our problem, it is the problems of other ICs. Why don't they emulate the same commitment and sincerity of Hon IC SA and avoid with fiddling CPIOs alone, though they are making great service to Govt. They may be doing service to CPIOs but harming the cause of RTI Act. Arise Awake ICs. Think positively. You are also getting several chances to deliver land mark decisions instead of stereo type observations.

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    The public interest in the information sought by RTI PMO Railway Section 7 ( 1 ) within the ordered letter pending in DLW , Varanasi Theme – in 1956 when common land acquired by diesel railroad locomotive, Varanasi was founded, what ordinary people at that time was allowed?

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