Appointment of Assistant Solicitor General of India and Government Standing Counsels
The appellant sought information pertaining to appointment of Assistant Solicitor General of India and Government Standing Counsels in the High Court of Jharkhand, their quota and procedure of appointment, copies of file notings, recommendations and approval by the competent authority along with the copies of the appointment letters. The Public Information Officer (PIO) provided some information and denied the rest claiming that it was a third party information and requested the appellant to be specific as to whose particular details he wanted.
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The Central Information Commission (CIC) directed the PIO to provide complete information observing that information regarding the appointments by the public authorities cannot be said to be personal information and the disclosure of same would not cause unwarranted invasion of privacy of any person.
Citation: Shri Prafulla Jojo v. Ministry of Law & Justice, Department of Legal Affairs in File No. CIC/SS/A/2011/001757
RTI Citation : RTIFI/2012/CIC/303
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