Wife's ITR details
In case wife is living separately and filed cases on husband, can husband ask for the ITR details of the wife from Income tax department under RTI Act?
As per a recent CIC judgment titled Prashansa Sharma v Delhi Transco Ltd dated 03.02.2015, it has been laid down that spouses have a right to access each others income details including ITR details.
Such information would not constitute personal information and section 8(1)(j) would not be applicable and a larger public interest in involved which overrides personal information.
Thanks for your confirmation about being able to file RTI seeking wife ITR, have below further questions:
1. Will we need to attach any marriage proof while raising such RTI request? Any other document to be attached?
2. Will the IT department seek permission / intimate the wife if such a request is raised by husband?
3. Do you process this type of RTI request?
You could drop an email at firstname.lastname@example.org regarding your queries and drafting an effective RTI application