Private schools come under the purview of RTI Act: Chief Information Commission

As per an order by the Central Information Commission (CIC), private schools, whether public authority or not, must provide information on service records and salaries. The order came on an RTI plea filed by an ex-employee of Jindal Public School with Directorate of Education demanding a certified copy of service book and other details from her past employer.
Though the Directorate of Education provided the information available with them but the school declined to give the information, saying RTI Act did not apply on it.
Private unaided schools had contested an earlier CIC order in court which said that schools must provide information related to vacant seats, EWS quota but would be exempt from furnish information on disbursement of salaries, public budget estimate of receipts etc.



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