This commission maintains that provisions of the Act 2017 dictate that Service Rules of the public body, Procedure of Promotion and Job Regularization, criteria of Induction in the public body, evaluation process for Promotion, Seniority Lists and Educational Allowance Criteria should be published on the web sites of the federal public bodies.
This commission holds that record generated during the course of service of an employee and placed on personal file of the employee is public record which should be made available to the employee concerned on his or her request.
This commission maintains that Annual Performance Report, (APR) cannot be treated as a secret document to the extent of its availability to the employee concerned after the enactment of the Right of Access to Information Act 2017. There is no absolute exemption from disclosure to any document in its entirety. Furthermore, public bodies cannot classify documents arbitrarily. if a document or a part of it is to be classified, the method of its classification is mentioned in Section 7 (f) of the Act.
The government employees have every right to see remarks recorded about their performance by their seniors as part of their official responsibilities.