When should 'Inspection' be allowed by the PIO?
In case where voluminous information is sought, the PIO may advice the applicant to inspect record, minimize & prioritize the requirement.
If the applicant is not sure what documents are needed, the inspection of records is being frequently resorted to. After the inspection, the applicant may seek copies of the limited documents which may be required. Wherever the applicant desires, inspection of record should be allowed especially in those cases where providing photocopies may lead to disproportionate diversion of resources.