RTI Act invoked for job details of two teachers
New Delhi, April 13
The Central Information Commission has directed the Delhi Directorate of Education to disclose information relating to the job details of two teachers of a private city school after a query was raised under the RTI Act.
The panel, in a recent order, asked the Directorate of Education, Government of the National Capital Territory of Delhi, to disclose information on the job details of the teachers of the city-based Mamta Modern Senior Secondary School.
Information sought regarding teachers in the school was established to be accessible to the Director under the Delhi School Education Act, 1973, and hence to every citizen, said Chief Information Commissioner Wajahat Habibullah.
Rejecting the contention the school was private and hence exempted from the RTI disclosures, the commission said the information sought was accessible to the state-run Directorate of Education.
The commission, which noted the provisions of the Delhi School Education Act applied to all recognised schools (in the Capital), had extended the purview of the RTI Act to many private schools in the Capital.
The CIC, which was hearing the appeal of one Surendra K, has ordered the state Directorate of Education to disclose the information within a period of 28 days.
Surendra, in his application, had sought information seeking complete job details of Vandra Purang and Pallavi Sharma, serving as teachers in the school.
The Tribune, Chandigarh, India - Delhi and neighbourhood
as a corolary, the RTI Act would then become applicable in respect of the private establishments also, since they are governed by some stae law or the other.
Re: RTI Act invoked for job details of two teachers
All privte entities which are regulated by any govt dept or authority can be approached through filing rti application to such govt dept or authority. All information with such dept/authority or information which it can obtain under any other law can be supplied to the applicant by govt dept/authority. For example information pertaining to private banks can be obtained through RBI or od private mobile companies through TRAI.