Are Officials Required To Give Information About Themselves ?

Are officials required to give information about themselves and their families under the law? Can the public request this kind of information? Should it be given?
Posted 1 year ago  | 
RTI
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1 Answer(s)

Rashi Gahlaut
Advocate

Officials are not required to provide private or personal information which is exempted under Section 8(1)(j) of the Act. Again, this must be decided on a case by case basis (as has indeed been the case with the decisions of the CIC). If public interest is served by disclosing such information then it must be given.