Information Officer is not required to furnish information which require drawing of inferences and/or making of assumptions. In the decision Kerala HC – Mohd Saiyad Vs State, decided that though RTI Act provides access to all information that is available and existing, if the information sought is not a part of the record, and where such information is not required to be maintained under any law or the rules or regulations of the public authority, the Act does not cast any obligation, to collect such non-available information and then furnish it to an applicant.
The Information Officer is also not required to furnish information which require drawing of inferences and/or making of assumptions.
PIO not to draw inferences or make assumptions to provide information
The very scope of information as held by the Supreme Court in Central Board of Secondary Education and another v. Aditya Bandopadhyay and Others (rti_SC_CBSE) [(2011) 8SCC 497] is to seek the information which is available in a material form.
The Decision is available here: Kerala HC – Mohd Saiyad Vs State