The information about salary of employee/officer of the same Public Authority cannot be considered as ‘third party information’.

The information about salary of employee/officer of the same Public Authority cannot be considered as ‘third party information’.

Jyoti Seherawat vs Home (General) Dept, GNCTD

Central Information Commission

07/01/2014

File No.CIC/AD/A/2012/003341SA

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The information about salary of employee/officer of the same Public Authority cannot be considered as ‘third party information’.

 

The salary paid to the public servant by the public authority is sourced from the tax paid by the people in general. The scale of salary is also fixed by the Public Authority based on certain reasonable fixation in an open exercise by Pay Revision Commissions which later would be generally approved by the Government, which is the representative of the people. Thus the information belongs to public and they have a right to access to it as per RTI Act. It has to be disclosed under Section 4 voluntarily by the Public Authority and if a member of public seeks it, it cannot be denied.

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