There are many important issues which we need to think in this case. The first is the section 4(1)(b)(x). It says- “ Every public authority shall publish within one hundred and twenty days from the enactment of this Act, the monthly remuneration received by each of its officers and employees, including the system of compensation as provided in its regulations”.
Thus this information about salary and emoluments shall anyway have been there on Internet for everyone to have a look. Even if it is not there or a person has asked the information, it shall be immediately given as per this above section. This implies to any person. And if the person is the husband or the wife, claim becomes doubly important. One fails to understand how the UPSIC refused to give information.
The second is section 8(1)(j). It prohibits information which relates to personal information the disclosure of which has no relationship to any public activity or interest, or which would cause unwarranted invasion of the privacy of the individual unless the Central Public Information Officer or the State Public Information Officer or the appellate authority, as the case may be, is satisfied that the larger public interest justifies the disclosure of such information.