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preamsai2006 (n/a)     25 January 2008

right to information

1.Whether a private person or any other person can get information regarding other private persons immovable property(house , building) from the municipality or any other authority concerned under right to information act?

2. Whether he can get details such as blue prints , or other information from the concerned authority?

3. Doesn't it cause invasion of privacy?

4 whether person has right to get such  information under the right to information act ?

5 whether it comes under grounds for refusal under Sec 6(d) The Karnataka Right to Information Act , 2000?


 15 Replies

kirankumaradv (n/a)     26 January 2008

The following is exempt from disclosure [S.8)]

[*]information, disclosure of which would prejudicially affect the sovereignty and integrity of India, the security, strategic, scientific or economic interests of the State, relation with foreign State or lead to incitement of an offence [/*][*]information which has been expressly forbidden to be published by any court of law or tribunal or the disclosure of which may constitute contempt of court; [/*][*]information, the disclosure of which would cause a breach of privilege of Parliament or the State Legislature; [/*][*]information including commercial confidence, trade secrets or intellectual property, the disclosure of which would harm the competitive position of a third party, unless the competent authority is satisfied that larger public interest warrants the disclosure of such information;  [/*][*]information available to a person in his fiduciary relationship, unless the competent authority is satisfied that the larger public interest warrants the disclosure of such information; [/*][*]information received in confidence from foreign Government; [/*][*]information, the disclosure of which would endanger the life or physical safety of any person or identify the source of information or assistance given in confidence for law enforcement or security purposes; [/*][*]information which would impede the process of investigation or apprehension or prosecution of offenders; [/*][*]cabinet papers including records of deliberations of the Council of Ministers, Secretaries and other officers; [/*][*]information which relates to personal information the disclosure of which has no relationship to any public activity or interest, or which would cause unwarranted invasion of the privacy of the individual; [/*][/list]Notwithstanding any of the exemptions listed above, a public authority may allow access to information, if public interest in disclosure outweighs the harm to the protected interests.

SANJAY DIXIT (Advocate)     26 January 2008

Great information.
Thanks Dear Kirankumar.

anupam_advocate (n/a)     13 February 2008

Thanks Dear Kirankumar.

Vijay Patil (Tax Practioner)     07 April 2008

Dear Members, Under Right to Information Act, for how may previous years a person can seek information?

verma76 (n/a)     29 May 2008

You may ask for any information, which is not more than 20 years old.

J. P. Shah (RTI & CONSUMER ACTIVIST)     09 August 2008

U can ask for any information without any age of info. Any information which is older than  20 years will be available without any bar of section 8(1) a,c,i of  RTI Act.

J. P. Shah (RTI & CONSUMER ACTIVIST)     09 August 2008

U cannot access private info of a person, unless public interest warrants such disclosure as per section 8 (1) (j) of RTI Act.

K.C.Suresh (Advocate)     10 August 2008

Rightly answerd by all. Kindly go to S.11 also. Over all weightege is for public interest.

A.Mohamed Thaheer (ADVOCATE)     02 April 2009

Up to 20 years prior to the date of information prior to the information sought for

A.Mohamed Thaheer (ADVOCATE)     02 April 2009

If the matter of information is sought for is related to any other private person's matter, whatever may be the information, it can be given,provided consent is given by the party to the concerned authority of his no objection in providing the informtion.

Vijay (service)     25 July 2009

Dear Members, Under Right to Information Act, Can we ask banks for application status, documents lost, delay in credit and seek information?

v.lakshminarayanan (prop)     06 March 2010

dear members

as per the recent decisions of the CIC, information given by any citizen to a public authority is not private information exempt from disclosure.

hence i think one can obtain blue prints of the plans of others submitted to municipality. of course, the municipality does not have any right to ask for your locus standi to ask that information.

with regard to another member's doubt, one can very well ask the bank for such information, since banks are public authorities. 

bhagwat patil (Property due diligence 9422773303)     13 April 2010

you can ask anytype of information? how old it is no the govt . officer has to explain why he cannot furnish.

J. P. Shah (RTI & CONSUMER ACTIVIST)     15 April 2010

You can ask information under RTI from only public sector banks and relating to your own account or account in which you are financially interested [like guarantor of loan etc].

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