Dear Members - I was quite confused about choosing a right forum to post this update. I wasn't able to decide whether to call it a success for RTI or disasters happening due to fear of RTI. Long story short, after waiting for 5 months post filing my passport renewal application, I filed a RTI application using format given on this site (Thanks for the same). I received reply from PIO after 35 days without answering any of the questions raised. To my shock, in response to question regarding providing proof of despatch to Police for verification, reply states that since I have filed application at one of their outsourced centre, they don't track police verification done by them. They don't have any records of police verification done by outsourced centre (in this case Post office) & oh God, they issued me passport without any police verification!!! Further, creating a world record, passport was in my hand within 2 working days post its issue.
No doubt, it all happened due to powers of RTI however I am just wondering, this fear of RTI can cause disaster is procedures are not followed.
I would be eager to hear view of seniors.