Applicant should specify the time frame for which information is sought under RTI
The appellant filed an application under the Right to Information (RTI) Act with the Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. (IOCL) seeking information about a particular Gas Agency such as, number of domestic consumers, number of commercial consumers, cylinders received, cylinders distributed etc. He also wanted to know the number of individuals who are having more than one gas connection. The Public Information Officer (PIO) offered inspection of the relevant records to the appellant.
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The Central Information Commission (CIC) observed that the appellant had not specified the time frame for which he was seeking the information and the offer for inspection given by the PIO cannot be said to be unreasonable. The Commission held that if the appellant is reluctant to take inspection, then he must specify the time frame for which he is seeking this information.
Citation: Mr. Vidya Sankar v. IOCL in File No. CIC/LS/A/2012/002671
RTI Citation : RTIFI/2013/CIC/1036
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