CIC: Wife can get generic details of net taxable income/gross income of husband under RTI

The Hon’ble Central Information Commission, on 06.11.2020, in the matter of Rehmat Bano v. The CPIO, O/o the Income Tax Officer, Ward No. 3(4), Room No. 89, Aayakar Bhawan, Paota C Road, Jodhpur, Rajasthan held that copies of income tax returns of husband cannot be disclosed under Section 8(1)(j) of the RTI Act. However, while relying upon the judgement of

  • the Division Bench of the Hon’ble High Court of M.P. in the matter of Smt. Sunita Jain vs. Pawan Kumar Jain and others W.A. No. 168/2015 and Smt. Sunita Jain vs. Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited and others W.A. No. 170/2015 dated 15.05.2018
  • the decision of the Hon’ble High Court of Bombay (Nagpur Bench) in the matter of Rajesh Ramachandra Kidile vs. Maharashtra SIC and Ors in W.P. No. 1766 of 2016

ordered that wife be informed about the generic details of the net taxable income/gross income of her husband.

Copy of order: CIC:CCITJ:A:2019:108747

-Adv. Tushar Kaushik 

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