6. Personal information:-
In this particular case, the AA and the CPIO have not analyzed the nuances
of disclosure of the information as requested by the appellant principally
because they had concluded that such information need not be disclosed under
Section 8(1)(j) of the RTI Act. What they ought to be examining is whether
disclosure of this information, if authorized, will jeopardize the
functioning of the public authority in a manner that would attract
provisions of Section 8(1) of the RTI Act.
The Commission, therefore, while holding that the matter in this
RTI-application cannot be said to be `personal', that would attract the
exemption under Section 8(1)(j), is not inclined to authorize disclosure
straight away, before other aspects of such disclosure are fully examined
(i.e. under sub-sections of Section 8(1)).
The matter is, therefore, remitted back to the AA, with a direction that he
shall examine whether,...