Friday, June 22, 2012

RTI Act. Covers Employee information: Information Commissioner

A public body cannot refuse information concerning appointment of employees under the RTI Act on the pretext that it is personal, third party information which is exempt under the RTI Act, the Central Information Commission has held.  Information Commissioner Sushma Singh said that all the information on appointments made by public authorities would be covered under the Right to Information (RTI) Act. The transparency panel was hearing an appeal filed by Sunil Chhabra against the decision of Bharat Cooking Coal Ltd (BCCL), denying him information regarding the appointment of one Pujari Mandal.


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