Most the CPIOs simply reply the RTI request as vague and third party information
Ref: A large number of SC /ST posts remain unfilled in government
Comment: Provisions of RTI Act in respect to third party information need to be elaborated in the context of present scenario. Most the CPIOs simply reply the RTI request as vague and third party information. The Appellate Authority also endorses the reply of CPIOs. Ultimately it is the applicant has to knock from one door to other for information. Further CIC may be very strict on imposing penalty on CPIOs as well as Appellate Authority for non-providing of Information within the stipulated time. If the CIC takes stringent action against the defaulting CPIOs, then other CPIOs will also take it serious.
S Vinaya Kumar