Vague request or general information sought

High Court of Bombay in the case of The State Information Commissioner vs. Tushar Dhananjay Mandlekar (W.P. (C) No. 3818 of 2010) dated 30.07.2012 has observed: “It is apparent from a reading of what is stated above that instead of seeking information on some specific issues, the respondent sought general information on scores of matters. […]

No scope to seek vague and non-specific information

Respondent – I.T. Dept. stated that the applicant was seeking non-specific and vague information, mostly of interrogatory nature which does not fall within the definition of ‘information’ as per Section 2(f) of the RTI Act. In that background CIC has clarified that under the provisions of the RTI Act only such information as is available […]

RTI Applicant should identify the information required

CPIO submitted that the appellant had sought vague information without giving any details like RL/speed post number, date of booking, name of post office etc. and in the absence of minimum details it was not possible to provide information. CIC has held –“Unless the RTI application is clear enough to identify the information required, the […]