RTI Application for pending IT Refund
by, 03-17-2009 at 02:23 PM (44724 Views)
In view of several CPIO's (assessing officers) of the IT Department denying information under some sections of the RTI Act, attached is the new format for RTI Application for pending IT refunds.
1. The RTI Application has to be addressed to the CPIO, who is the same as your assessing officer (ITO/AC) of your ward/circle where you filed your IT return, in which you claimed refund.
2. File separate RTI applications for different years - one application for each year
3. As per the "Citizens Charter" of the IT Department, they normally take 9 months to process and give refunds, as counted from the end of the month in which you submitted your return. There is no point in filing a RTI Application before nine months are over.
4. The Name and Address of the CPIO (assessing officer) can be obtained from:
Income Tax India
Please scroll down to the bottom of the page, select the State and hit the "Go" button.
The above page ONLY works with Internet Explorer. Do not use other browsers.
Once a new page opens, click on the CPIO/CAPIO tab (blue colour) available at the top of the page.
5. The IPO for Rs. 10.00 can be purchased from the nearest Post Office.
6. For guidance on how to submit your RTI Application, please read: How to submit a RTI Application - RTI Guide
7. The PIO has 30 days from the date he receives your RTI Application, to provide you the information.
Add another 5 or 10 days for postal delays.
8. If you do not get a reply from the PIO within 40 to 45 days from sending the RTI Application, it can be safely assumed that the PIO is not going to reply and provide you the information you sought.
This can be termed as "Deemed Denial" of information.
In such a case, immediately file a First Appeal for "deemed denial" of information.
9. The format for such a First Appeal is also attached to this post.
10. Details of the First Appellate Authority (FAA) can be obtained from the same website, from which you obtained the details of the CPIO. Generally, it is the Joint Commissioner or Chief Commissioner, of that particular Range to which your ward/circle belongs.
11. The First Appeal has to be filed within 60 days of the date of your RTI Application.
If you face any problems, please DO NOT post your query here, but in the main forum under the section "Ask for a RTI Query": http://www.rtiindia.org/forum/ask-rti-query.html
Our helpful members will guide you further.
Please also read: http://www.rtiindia.org/forum/48579-...x-refunds.html
Edit Update: Many members have complained that the link of CPIOs on the IT web page does not open.
The CPIO is the same as your Assessing Officer of the Ward/Circle where you filed the IT return, in which you claimed refund. Generally it is the ITO or Asst. Commissioner.
Just address your RTI Application to:
The Central Public Information Officer (CPIO)
under the RTI Act 2005
Ward/Circle Nr. XXXX
........... (Postal Address)
RTI India Message
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