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service book of judicial officers be disclosed proactively




We have carefully considered the facts of the case. Of all the items of
information sought, the only information which can be disclosed relates to some
of the entries in the service book. The service book of an employee of any
public authority normally  contains details about his educational qualification,
caste status in case he has been appointed against reservation, date of birth,
date of appointment, training details, scale of pay etc. All this information about
any   employee   should   normally   be   in   the   public   domain   because   his
appointment to the public service is based on these. Even if personal in nature,
such information lose their personal character. In fact, section 4(1) (b) of the
Right to Information  (RTI)  Act mandates the  public  authority to  disclose  a
variety of such personal information proactively in respect of its employees. In
view of this, we would like to direct the CPIO to provide such details from the
service book of the judicial officer concerned to the Appellant within 10 working
days of receiving this order. However, the remaining information relating to the
complaints received against the officer concerned shall not be disclosed for the
reasons stated by the Appellate Authority in his order.

Central Information Commission, New Delhi
File No.CIC/SM/A/2012/001750
Right to Information Act­2005­Under Section  (19)

Date of decision

25 April 2013
Name of the Appellant : Shri Deep Chand Dugar,

Name of the Public Authority   : CPIO, Rajasthan High Court,
Jodhpur Bench,



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