Wives of the government servants use a 'right' to know salary particulars in their husbands and this review should also be generated public by the offices as required under suo-moto disclosure clause of the RTI Act, this Central Information Percentage has held.
Information Commissioner Mirielle Sridhar Acharyulu mentioned every spouse has a right to info on the salary particulars of the other especially when considering maintenance.
"More thus, wife has a right to know this salary particulars of the husband, who is definitely an employee of people authority, " they said.
The commissioner further said that this details about a new government employee's salary isn't a third party data and these must be voluntarily disclosed under Section 4(1)(b)(x) of the RTI Act.
He said this salary paid for the public authority is sourced from the tax paid by the people in general and it has to be disclosed mandatory within the RTI section.
"The information about the salary of staff or an officer of the same public authority are not considered as a third party information... Public authorities are not able to reject such RTI software about salary within the pretext of the next party information, inch he held.
Acharyulu warned the home Department of Delhi government that such refusal of information is going to be wrongful and could incur penalty. The warning was a student in context of a credit application filed by Jyoti Seherawat in search of salary slip connected with her husband that is employed at the home (General) department.
The information has been denied as her husband gave in written for the department that this information really should not be provided to anyone.