Criminal Trident Pack: IPC, CrPC and IEA by Sr. Adv. G.S Shukla and Adv. Raghav Arora
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Nishant kumat sinha (scientist)     11 October 2012

Information under rti

Hi all

I wan to know that, can any body file the RTI to know my joining date, prompotion date, tranfer date..... i am central govt employeee in postal department


 11 Replies

Rajiv (Senior Consultant)     12 October 2012

yes, any citizen of India can file for a bonafide purpose.


You can ask for any information except thoe specifically exempted under the RTI Act.

Bhawani Mahapatra (Law Officer)     13 October 2012

Purpose is irrelevant. Any citizen can ask to know about the date of joining, transfer, pramotion of a public servant.

Shailesh Kr. Shah (Advocate)     15 October 2012

answer is yes. But The CPIO can deny such information unless its involved larger 'Public Interest'.

MANOJ KUMAR (T O)     17 November 2012

DEAR Shailesh Kr. Shah


Sudhir Kumar, Advocate (Advocate)     17 November 2012

yes one can.  Most of the infromation is already part of senioirty list

surjit singh (Assistant)     18 November 2012

It is not only the joining date or transfer date, one can even know the dates on which one has taken casual leave or earned leave of an employee.

Sameer (Stock Broker)     20 November 2012

Yes ,one can obtain these information since its our right.Right to information act gives us the previlege to know about each and every details but central public information officer( CPIO) can deny the appeal or request if its not in larger public interest.

Dev (Manager)     22 November 2012

Citizens have the right to know about these information under the RTI act, but the body from which you want the information should be a body of Government, in case the body refuses to give the information or they don't provide the information within the time they have defined, then you can file for information through online and offline application to the RTI office in your area or at


4. Obligations of public authorities. —(/) Every public authority shall—

(a)maintain all its records duly catalogued and indexed in a manner and the form which facilitates the right to information under this Act and ensure that all records that are appropriate to be computerised are, within a reasonable time and subject to availability of resources, computerised and connected through a network all over the country on different systems so that access to such records is facilitated;

.(b) publish within one hundred and twenty days from the enactment of this Act,—

(i) the particulars of its organisation, functions and duties;
(ii) the powers and duties of its officers and employees;
(iii) the procedure followed in the decision making process, including channels of supervision and accountability;
(iv) the norms set by it for the discharge of its functions;
(v) the rules, regulations, instructions, manuals and records, held by it or under its control or used by its employees for discharging its functions;
(vi) a statement of the categories of documents that are held by it or under its control;
(vii)the particulars of any arrangement that exists for consultation with, or representation by, the members of the public in relation to the formulation of its policy or implementation thereof;
(viii) a statement of the boards, councils, committees and other bodies consisting of two or more persons constituted as its part or for the purpose of its advice, and as to whether meetings of those boards; councils,committees and other bodies are open to the public, or the minutes of such meetings are accessible for public;
(ix) a directory of its officers and employees;
(x) the monthly remuneration received by each of its officers and employees, including the system of compensation as provided in its regulations;
(xi) the budget allocated to each of its agency, indicating the particulars of all plans, proposed expenditures and reports on disbursements made;
(xii) the manner of execution of subsidy programmes, including the amounts allocated and the details of beneficiaries of such programmes;
(xiii) particulars of recipients of concessions, permits or authorisations granted by it;
(xiv) details in respect of the information, available to or held by it, reduced in an electronic form;
(xv) the particulars of facilities available to citizens for obtaining information, including the working hours of a library or reading room, if maintained for public use;
(xvi) the names, designations and other particulars of the Public Information Officers;
(xvii) such other information as may be prescribed;
and thereafter update these publications every year;

(c) publish all relevant facts while formulating important policies or announcing the decisions which affect

(d) provide reasons for its administrative or quasi-judicial decisions to affected persons.


Above given are the details of information under RTI,which have been made pro-active;meaning that these information must be made public without the exclusive demand from a  person in particular.

Other than that,you can ask information,that may be given by PIO of the department considering the merit of such query.

Now,the point is to be made here is the emphasis on the word "shrewdness" of the queriest. It depends on the queriest how well he drafts the application seeking the required information which can prove a larger public interest.

Sudhir Kumar, Advocate (Advocate)     01 December 2012

why you are afraid of someone knowing you recruitment/ leave details? Have you done some bungling in leave record? Is your appointment irregular


The whole purpose of RTI is that public should have right to know the deeds of Govt officials

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