x

Like our Facebook Page

   
Early Times Newspaper Jammu, Leading Newspaper Jammu
 
Breaking News :   UN says India, China may not face recession, calls for USD 2.5 trillion coronavirus crisis package for developing nations | Centre extends validity of vehicle permits till June 30 due to coronavirus COVID-19 lockdown | Coronavirus: Army launches campaign in remote J-K areas to assist people | Kanika Kapoor tests coronavirus positive for fifth time, condition stable, says hospital | Centre to blacklist 800 Indonesian Tablighi Jamaat preachers for violating visa rules during coronavirus lockdown | J&K paying heavily for 'casual approach' of authorities at Srinagar Airport | 11 more including doctor test positive for Coronavirus in JK | In 16 days, GMC Anantnag collects 12 samples, faces shortage of safety gears | Rumours on social media create panic among masses | COVID19: District Admin restricts movement in Jammu parts | Outspoken nurse of JLNM Hospital Rainawari faces punitive action | Govt constitutes coordination teams to ensure movement of essential goods, services | In violation of JK Govt orders, SKIMS Soura runs covid facility! | No plan to extend 21-day lockdown: Govt | Hours after assuming charge, KAS officer demolishes illegal structure | Doda administration fails to follow procedures for quarantine units | PM Modi appreciates Omar's call for social distancing following his uncle's death | Rekha distributes ration among needy families in Jammu | Police distribute food items among poor, needy | BJP Councillor Sahil Gupta Sanitizes Ward No 7 | Shiv Shankar Committee Vijaypur distributes ration to needy people | Ban on Inter-state, inter-district movement a necessary requirement: Brig Gupta | Causes and effects of viral and bacterial infections | SARS and COVID 19 are dizygotic twins; post traumatic safety behaviors; what we know and don't | Corona Virus - Invisible trap | Anyone can fall prey to COVID-19 | Corona: Young entrepreneur from Jammu awaits govt response on sale of stitched cotton masks | Army hit roads in Kishtwar to make people aware about COVID-19 | Commissioner JMC appeals people to provide food, ration to labourers | No Shobha Yatra on Ramnavami: Dharmarth Trust | Reasi admn promotes hygiene, precautions among traders | Frontline workers combating Covid real heroes of nation; salute them: Rana | People turn up on its own to keep surroundings neat & clean | Fresh spell of rain likely in J&K from Mar 31 | ISM Reasi designates medical officers for telephonic consultation | Vaishno Devi pilgrims stranded in Jammu | Vaishno Devi pilgrims stranded in Jammu | COVID-19: Ladakh MP Namgyal releases Rs 1 cr from MPLADS fund, donates one month's salary | Jammu-Srinagar NH remains shut for fourth day | Burglars strike COVID-19 patient’s house in Hajin Bandipora | Covid-19: Govt notifies helpline for JK’s stranded migrant labourers | Animal Husbandry Deptt appeals public for providing food, water to stray animals | Punish violators who can spread COVID-19: HC to Govt | Distt Admin Poonch fails to mitigate grievances of residents during COVID-19 pandemic | CS directs officials to intensify efforts to contain spread of Covid-19 | TADA Court grants 15-day judicial remand of accused in connection with Pulwama attack | Kishtwar Administration issued passes to 13 vehicles for smooth supply of essential commodities | Distribution of foodgrains moves to another sixteen sub-zones of Srinagar from today | Covid-19: Govt sanctions Rs 17.65 Cr for registered construction workers | Covid-19 Extend date for depositing school fee to Apr 30: Govt to private schools | Covid-19: Govt sanctions Rs 17.65 Cr for registered construction workers | Govt issues orders under J&K Reorganization Act, 2019 | Work 24x7 to transform areas lacking basic amenities: Munish urges admin | COVID 19: People make open violation of social distancing at Samba | COVID-19: Prioritize treatment of patients; distribute masks, PPEs to staff: Lt Governor | Police distribute food items among poor, needy | Shani Dev Seva Samiti distributes masks, sanitizers to security personnel | Art of Living distributes relief among 2500 families | GMHS School donates Rs 1 lakh to PM Cares Fund | MAI waive off two months fee of students | AAP urges admin to help stranded students, laborers | Initiative of DSE Jammu for online classes hailed | Restore 4G internet services: AJKYF | FOIJ resents pick & choose policy by DIO | Health employees decide to donate one day salary | Fight against Covid-19 a challenge, govt needs to do more: Kapil Singh | SCCU urges people to stay at home | Plus 2 PSC Lecturers Association hails decision of deduction of 2 days salary | Back Issues  
 
news details
Service book of employees can't be sought under RTI'
SIC dismisses appeal against Drug & Food Control Org
6/12/2019 11:16:57 PM
Early Times Report

Srinagar, June 12: In an interesting order, the State Information Commission (SIC) said that the service book of a Govt employee or employees can't be sought under Right to Information Act (RTI) as this is a personal information.
SIC while quoting Supreme Court direction and Central Information Commissions (CICs) orders in this regard dismissed the appeal filed by a Srinagar resident who wanted copies of service books and property details of some employees of Drug & Food Control organisation Srinagar under J&K RTI Act 2009.
Details available with Early Times reveal that one Sameer Ahmad Bhat R/O Firdousabad Batmaloo Srinagar filed the 2nd appeal before State Information Commission (SIC) against the First Appellate Authority (FAA) and Public Information Officers (PIO) in the office of Drug & Food Control Organization, Srinagar on the ground that the PIO vide his communication dated 22-11-2018 stated that the information about service books of some employees of the department cannot be provided as it relates to the personal information, the disclosure of which has no relationship to any public activity or interest and would cause unwarranted invasion of the privacy of the individual.
The appellant Sameer Ahmad had filed RTI application, then First Appeal in the Drug & Food Control Organisation Srinagar. Finally he filed the second appeal under section 16 of JK RTI Act 2009 before State Information Commission (SIC) and requested to direct the PIO in the office of Drug & Food Control Organization, Srinagar to provide him the information sought vide RTI application dated 16-10-2018.
The second appeal came up for hearing before the Commission on 17-04-2019. Representative of appellant and PIO Drug & Food Control Organization, Srinagar were present during the hearing. The appellant was directed to specify the names of the employees whose information he requires so that PIO can provide the information within permissible limits under the provisions of the J&K Right to Information Act. In response to the said order, the appellant has vide his communication dated 09-05-2019 specified names of six employees.
Vide RTI application dated 16-10-2018, Sameer Ahmad Bhat has sought photocopies of service book of all employees of Drug & Food Control Department plus details of property in the names of the said employees and their family members, copies of tax deduction certificates from last ten years, copies of transfer orders and copies of their qualification certificates.
The SIC while quoting the Supreme Court held that disclosure of such information has no relation with any public activity or public interest and on the other hand, the disclosure of such information would cause 5 unwarranted invasion of privacy of the concerned employees. In view of the settled position of law, the information sought by the appellant through his RTI application dated 16-10- 2018 cannot be provided by the PIO as the same amounts to personal information of the concerned employees. Therefore, there is no merit in the appeal and the same is accordingly disposed of without any order or direction".
  Share This News with Your Friends on Social Network  
  Comment on this Story  
 
 
 
Early Times Android App
STOCK UPDATE
  
BSE Sensex
NSE Nifty
 
CRICKET UPDATE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
Home About Us Top Stories Local News National News Sports News Opinion Editorial ET Cetra Advertise with Us ET E-paper
 
 
J&K RELATED WEBSITES
J&K Govt. Official website
Jammu Kashmir Tourism
JKTDC
Mata Vaishnodevi Shrine Board
Shri Amarnath Ji Shrine Board
Shri Shiv Khori Shrine Board
UTILITY
Train Enquiry
IRCTC
Matavaishnodevi
BSNL
Jammu Kashmir Bank
State Bank of India
PUBLIC INTEREST
Passport Department
Income Tax Department
JK CAMPA
JK GAD
IT Education
Web Site Design Services
EDUCATION
Jammu University
Jammu University Results
JKBOSE
Kashmir University
IGNOU Jammu Center
SMVDU