Govt to all departments: Don’t share RTI applicants’ Aadhaar details

The order cited guidelines circulated by the Ministry Information Technology, that stated personal particulars and Aadhar number should not be made published in public domain or websites.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 20, 2017 8:25 pm
Aadhaar RTI, AAdhaar card RTI applications, Aadhaar news, Aadhaar card news, India news, RTI applications Aadhaar The notification said that personal details, including Aadhar number of RTI applicants, should not be shared on government websites.

The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT), the agency responsible for all related to Right to Information (RTI) Act, issued a notification on Tuesday which stated that personal details, which includes Aadhaar number, should not be shared while handling RTI applications.

The order further states that Aadhar number or any such ”other personal information” must remain hidden for public view while uploading the RTI applications, appeals or replies to the RTI application on the government websites.

See the Notification bellow:

As per previous government’s order, all departments have been asked to upload RTI applications, their replies and appeals against RTI responses in regular intervals.

In its notification, the DoT has cited guidelines circulated by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, which stated that personal particulars and information including Aadhaar number should not be published in public domain or websites.

An Aadhaar card carries a 12-digit unique identification number and other information like an individual’s date of birth and address.

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  1. M
    Jun 20, 2017 at 9:15 pm
    Information under RTI Act can be obtained by a citizen of India Calcutta High Court has ruled that Aadhaar Card is not a proof of citizenship. I am surprised and pained at DOPT circular which indirectly accepts AAdhar Card as a proof of iden y as well as citizensip. As a matter of fact Aadhaar card should be excluded for the purpose of iden y for obtaining information under RTI Act. This drafting mistake on the part of DOPT which works directly under PM if intensional is mischievious manipulation of law at the ground level.
    1. B
      Jun 20, 2017 at 11:59 pm
      DOPT order should be challenged in Supreme Court.
      1. Syed Asif
        Jun 21, 2017 at 5:41 am
        Mathura dont be amused hope you are not from ages of darkness. the info is absolutely correct its not used as Citizenship cards. For political mileage politicians have distributed Aadhar to neighbouring country people also and later they regretted by saying its not a proof of citizens. If Aadhar was made a citizen card they voters will change in numbers that what court has stopped from it being used as Citizenship, If are courts were not alert enough these cheap poloticians would have sold India long back.