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Thursday, November 5, 2009

Bureaucrats’ assets aren’t confidential

Chetan Chauhan, Hindustan Times
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New Delhi, November 02, 2009
First Published: 00:31 IST(2/11/2009)
Last Updated: 00:33 IST(2/11/2009)

The Central Information Commission (CIC) may have lifted the veil of privacy over bureaucrats’ asset.

CIC, the country’s transparency watchdog, in an order has said that revealing assets of bureaucrats under Right to Information Act cannot be construed as “invasion of privacy”.

Every government official is supposed to submit a declaration about assets soon after joining service but getting this information under RTI had been tough.

Central Information Shailesh Gandhi said disclosure of assets of a public servant is not debarred under invasion of privacy clause of the RTI Act.

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