File No. CIC/AD/C/2011/000468. Case: Col. Vijaya K Singh Dy. CME (Plg.), Northern Railway Vs CPIO, Northern Railway. Central Information Commission

Case NumberFile No. CIC/AD/C/2011/000468
JudgesAnnapurna Dixit, I.C.
IssueRight to Information Act
Judgement DateJuly 11, 2011
CourtCentral Information Commission

Decision:

Annapurna Dixit, I.C.

Background

1. The Applicant filed an RTI application dated 27.10.2010 before the CPIO, Northern Railway, New Delhi seeking attested photocopies of ACRs of Sh. Saket Bahuguna for the year 20082009 and Sh. Chakrabarty SSE/Railway (Retd.) for the years 2007208, 20082009 and 20092010. The Asstt. Secretary (Confdl.)/GM vide his letter dated 19.11.2010 stated that the ACR for the year 31.03.2009 in respect of Sh. Bahuguna was not available in their office since ACRs of selection grade and above officers are maintained in the Board's office, and the Railway Board was likely to be the custodian of the said ACR. The ACR of Sh. Chakrabarty was denied on the premise that there was No. public interest involved in the disclosure of ACR of some one else, which was his personal information.

2. Upon denial of information, the Complainant approached the Central Information Commission with the instant Complaint on 01.02.2011 objecting to the response of the CPIO.

Decision

3. In the facts and circumstances of the case, it is noted that in view of the...

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