• Hon’ble Supreme Court in the case of “Girish Ramchandra Deshpande vs. Cen. Information Commr. & Ors.” [Special Leave Petition (Civil) No. 27734 of 2012) in  CC 14781/2012], has held that:

    “The details disclosed by a  person  in  his  income  tax  returns  are “personal information” which stand exempted  from  disclosure  under  clause (j) of Section 8(1)  of  the  RTI Act,  unless  involves  a  larger  public interest and the Central Public Information  Officer  or  the  State  Public Information Officer or the Appellate Authority is satisfied that the  larger public interest justifies the disclosure of such information.”[Para 14]