It is against provisions of RTI Act. Sec.11.
A PIO can deny information under Sec. 8 (1) (j) but he has to seek comments of concerned II party..
Further, in larger public interest, there are no exemptions under RTI Act.
There was a specific similar case idecided in CIC, by Hon.Sridhar Acharya, Professor in law.
It is for the first time, the applicant was imposed fine by any IC in India, for seeking such informaiton.
Severe stricture has been passed both against PIO and the applicant by IC in his decision.
PIO in that case provided the address of student.
It takes lot of time to Court to decide. Even if some one wanted to go to Court, they should get adequate evidence. The remedies under RTI act should be as stipulated in RTI Act.
Hence, the member first should complain to Information Commission against PIO for not following Sec.11, and for providing information that was specifically exempted. What is personal informatin was discussed in SC Judgment Girish Deshpande. Member can search and find out that judgment from Google.
After collecting necessary evidence, he may take a decision on proceeding further. Filing complaint do not cost even one rupee except that of Registration charges.
To bring all facts into light, member must first seek information under RTI Act from the same PIO , and to go for second appeal to CIC to claim compensation. Again it costs only Rs.10/- RTI fee and Rs.22/ Registration fee He may style the information solicited in the following manner.
1.Please provide me all the certified copies of RTI applications filed seeking my personal information and replies provided by PIO.
2.Please provide specific reasons for not seeking comments of third party (this applicant) when Sec.11 of RTI Act stipulated such obligation to PIO legally, and the law prescribed a procedure for providing of third party information .
3.Please inform larger public interest involved in providing the information without invoking Sec.11 rights., though such information is exempted under Sec. 8 (1) (j) specifically.