Generic income details can be provided through RTI to corroborate evidence in a maintenance case: CIC

The Central Information Commission (CIC) in an appeal by a husband asking for the gross and net income details of his wife, denied by Central Public Information Officer (CPIO) by invoking Section 8(1)(j) of Right To Information Act, 2005, has directed the CPIO to provide the “generic details of the net taxable income/gross income”. The CIC held that such information can be granted for corroborating the evidence in a maintenance case.