EPF office are no different from any Govt. Offices, they will continue to sit on your form 10 c claim for years, unless you go to PF office and create a big scene in front of all. The other way to get this done is RTI...
This is a simple way by which you can get your claim through in just less than 2 months.
As a thumb rule never confront that your Claim is pending very long, and you need that money, and other stories..
Ask for information, and get things
Though its not specified in RTI Act to send reminders to PIO / FAA to respond, it would justify/strengthen our position in Second Appeal / Complaint, and could avoid/mitigate the chance of remanding the appeal back to FA for decision.
Below are simple formats which reminds the PIO / FAA that its thier duty to repond properly and that if not done so the consequences would be so and so..
RTI Application Reminder to PIO Attachment 6471
Updated 04-12-2012 at 11:03 AM by syedshah1983
From different sources and sample documents I have created few templates which can be used as reference..
RTI Application... Edit as required Attachment 6375
RTI First Appeal for Central Govt Dept.. Edit as required Attachment 6374
RTI Second Appeal for CIC.. Edit as required Attachment 6373
Complaint u/s 18(1) Attachment 6378
Updated 03-29-2012 at 10:56 AM by syedshah1983 (Including Complaint Format)
Things to Quote in RTI Application 1) As per section 6(3) of the RTI Act 2005, In case, the requested information is held by another public authority, I request the PIO to transfer the application or part of it within FIVE days and immediately inform me about such transfer. 2) As per section 7(3) of the RTI Act 2005, In case, there are further fee required to provide the requested information, I request the PIO to inform me of the additional fee amount along with the calculations
RTI Act in its present form is mighty enough to make the Govt. Offices accountable for what they do and ensure transparency. The only missing piece is a mechanism to execute the processing of RTI Application. In many cases the ego of the PIO and FAA, makes them resistant to comply with the RTI act. In some cases the RTI Applicants are attacked for asking such and such information... There is no success story of an RTI application against Police Department; instead we get threat calls