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I had sought copy of the office notings recorded by the Union cabinet of the decision taken by them with regard to dilution of Government stake in IDBI below 50% and granting approval to LIC to acquire 51% of controlling stake in IDBI bank as promoter. The decision taken by the Union cabinet is hosted on the website of the Press Information Bureau of Union Cabinet. Based on the approval given by the Union cabinet, IDBI bank has also advised the National Stock Exchange accordingly. Both the files are attached. CPIO has declined to furnish me the copy of the office notings stating as under: This is part of Cabinet papers. Cabinet papers including records of deliberations of the Council of Ministers, Secretaries and other officers are exempted from disclosure under Section 8(1)(i) of the RTI Act, 2005. However, the sponsoring Ministries/Departments are best placed to decide whether they can provide the desired information related to Cabinet papers after ensuring that the matter is complete or over under the first proviso to Section 8(1)(i). Accordingly, the application is transferred under Section 6(3) of the RTI Act, 2005 to the CPIO, Department of Financial Services for response as the information sought more closely relate to them and they are best placed to consider the request for information on Cabinet matters based on the position if the matter is complete or over under the first proviso to Section 8(1)(i). As the policy decision has been taken by the Union Cabinet and the Bank has also officially informed the Regulators NSE and BSE, I strongly feel that CPIO taking refuge under Section 8(1)(i) and 6(3) is untenable and tantamounts to denial of information. shall be thankful if I could be provided with guidance for filing first appeal together with details of Supreme court citations in the matter IDBI to NSE.pdf Press Information Bureau-1.8.2018.pdf
9 downloadsIndia being a socialist, democratic and secular democratic republic, the quest to obtain the information about the religion professed or not professed by a citizen cannot be in any event, be considered to be in public interest, which information is strictly confidential as per Section 15 of the Census Act, 1948. Mere terming of the members of the 'family' in respect of which the information is sought as public figures and the leaders of nation, cannot change the statutory impact of the above provisions. It is thus evident that the petitioner is making efforts to make unjustified inroads into the privacy of said individuals even if they are public figures. Consequently, the information supplied to the Census Officer cannot be made public in view of the statutory bar imposed by Section 15 of the Census Act which is not inconsistent with Section 22 read with section 8(1)(j) of the Right to Information Act, 2005. Accordingly, we find no merit in this appeal which stands dismissed.- Punjab & Haryana High Court
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6 downloadsFiles in which applications for grant of Arms Licenses were processed would certainly contain personal information of the applicants since no Arms License can be granted without obtaining personal information of the applicant. The disclosure of personal information which has no relationship to any public activity of the person to whom the information pertains. Hence, such information is exempt from disclosure under Section 8 (1) (j) of the Act of the RTI Act, particularly when no element of public interest is involved in disclosure of such information. Therefore, the direction of the Commission for inspection of the files relating to applications for Arms License cannot be sustained and is liable to be set aside.