PIO need not certify that the information provided is the copy of a genuine document.

High Court of Kerala in titled in its decision in John Numpeli (Junior) v. PIO, – WP(C). No. 31947 of 2013 dated 31-01-2014 – has observed as follows:- “In the event of an applicant’s request for information being granted all that the Public Information Officer would have to do is to certify that the copy is one issued under the Right to Information Act, 2005. He is not called upon to certify that it is a copy of a genuine document. …..”
Complaint No. CIC/ISPNR/C/2018/626089 DD 12-3-2020
Varun Krishna vs. CPIO, India Security Press, (SPMCIL), Nashik,

 

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