Demanding for the details of staff working at IIM Indore through RTI
The appellant filed an application under the Right to Information (RTI) Act with the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Indore seeking information relating to staff working in IIM Indore. The Public Information Officer (PIO) informed the appellant that information on several of the queries was available on their website and in respect of others information, he observed that it was voluminous and would require compilation which would disproportionately divert the resources of the Institute. The First Appellate Authority (FAA) offered inspection of documents to the appellant which was not availed by him.
View of CIC
The Central Information Commission (CIC) concurred with the decision of the PIO/FAA and directed the PIO to provide inspection of the concerned records to the appellant.
It is seen that on many occasions, the RTI applicants seek information which is not specific. Such applications are a drain on the public time and money. Asking for information which is huge and vaguely worded should be avoided.
Citation: Mr. Vijay Nalawala v. IIM in File No. CIC/RM/A/2012/000697
RTI Citation : RTIFI/2013/CIC/1335
Click here to view original RTI order of Court / Information Commission