CIC: The Appellant being a senior government officer should have framed information request in a reasonable & responsible manner with a focus on requirement - CIC expects that a wise Appellant would not ask irrelevant and voluminous information
2. Appellant through his RTI application had sought list of students along with their addresses admitted for economically weaker section for last 10 years, audit statement, income expenditure statement & receipt payment statement for last 10 years, source and income statement, criteria for admission in class XI etc. PIO asked the appellant to come for physical verification as record sought is very voluminous. Being unsatisfied with the information furnished, the appellant preferred First Appeal. FAA upheld the CPIO reply. Being unsatisfied with the information furnished, the appellant has approached the Commission in Second Appeal.
3. Both the parties heard and made the submission. The Appellant has sought information which is of very general, voluminous and detailed covering a long period. Since the information is voluminous, the Respondent rightly offered inspection of the records at the School premises. The Appellant being a senior government officer should have framed information request in a reasonable and responsible manner with a focus on requirement. The Commission expects that the wise Appellant would use his wisdom to seek only those information which would answer his requirement and would not ask irrelevant and voluminous information. Hence the appeal is closed
Citation: Sh Rakesh Singh Lal v. Sanskriti School, New Delhi in Case NO. CIC/SA/A/2014/001444