No public interest overriding right to privacy of donors and donees of electoral bonds: CIC rejects RTI application

The CIC held that such disclosure of the names of the donors and donees of electoral bonds from books of accounts may be in contravention of the provisions contained under section 8 (1) (e) and (j) of RTI Act.
Electoral bonds
Electoral bonds

The is no larger public interest overriding the right to privacy of the donors and donees of electoral bonds, the Chief Information Commission (CIC) said on Monday rejecting an RTI application seeking details of donors and donees of electoral bonds from the books of accounts of State Bank of India’s four metro branches.

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