After husband refuses to disclose gross net income, wife in Delhi files RTI

Unusual circumstances forced a wife to request information under the Right to Information (RTI) Act to find out more about her husband’s annual salary. Sanju Gupta, the petitioner, recently filed a request from RTI for information about her husband’s income because he had consistently refused to disclose the information to her without providing any justification.

Initially, the Central Public Information Officer (CPIO) of the Income Tax Department, located in Bareilly, refused to comply with a request for information from RTI. The husband objected to it, which is the cause.

Sanju Gupta then appealed to the First Appeal Authority (FAA), according to the story seen on India.com. The FAA, according to the article, upheld the CPIO’s order, prompting Gupta to submit a second appeal to the CIC.

On September 19, 2022, the CIC (Central Information Commission) issued an order after reviewing some of its previous Supreme Court and High Court orders and decisions.

The commission instructed the Central Public Information Officer (CPIO) to give the wife information on her husband’s net gross income which was accessible to the relevant authority within 15 days of receiving it.

The report went into more detail. In particular, a person can be ordered to disclose his salary information to the wife in the event of a marital disagreement.

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