W4. Is an applicant required to submit the reasons for seeking information?
Neither an applicant is required to submit the reasons for seeking information nor can the PIO ask for it. However, it is suggested that in certain cases, the applicant should explain the reasons for seeking information to strengthen his case. For example:
i) The public interest involved in seeking information which is otherwise exempt under the RTI Act.
ii) How corruption and human rights are involved in respect of Schedule II organisations which are beyond the purview of the RTI Act.
iii) If the ‘life or liberty’ provision under section 7(1) is invoked, the reasons how the life or liberty of a person is at risk.