I think Mr.Karira is absolutely right. The key word is "information held". If the PIO is holding information in written/typed/printed form one can get only its photocopy. If it is held in digital form, one can get it only in CD. Converting the written/typed/printed form into digital form and vice-versa is likely to atract provisions of Section 7(9). Fee for each type is specifically given in the rules framed by the respective governments.
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if i were the pio, i wouldnt allow providing any information on a pen drive, what with so many viruses in the wild. one cant really compromise with the security of the system. pio isnt obliged to provide info on a pendrive; is he?
i can think of a hundred viruses which cannot be caught in a scan, depending upon the anti virus software one uses. there are a lot of adwares and malwares which are invisible to most anti virus softwares and are capable of stealing and passing on sensitive data when connected to internet. giving information is not the only thing the pio has to do. protection of the same information is also his lookout. and let me add, protection of sensitive information is also in public interest.