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This forum can help you regarding RTI matters.
Engage yourself with the officials to know the reasons for delay.
If they don't pay heed to your query, file RTI to the PIO(see below) of the Dpt (PA), where the information is available.
Visit their website to find out the address of the PIO (RTI page).
apply with sub: Application for information u/s 6(1) of RTI Act, 2005.
Providing details of your earlier application(if needed attach a copy), ask for
1) Daily progress report of the PF release application.
2) Name & Desig'n of the official, under whom the application is being processed.
3) As per procedures, time period prescribed to finalize the process.
etc etc... Attach a fee with the application.
Go through Guide section to know abc of RTI Rules & Fees.
Centre & States have different Rules.
In this august forum, feel free to clarify your doubt on RTI matters.
You may encounter the following abbreviations during your search/observations, described in simple form without technical details.
PA : Public Authority > The Organization/Department which possesses the information.
PIO : Public Information Officer > to whom you may apply for information. Under section 6(1), apply with prescribed fees (Rules & Fees) & wait for 30(48 hrs for life & liberty) days + postal delay.
FAA : First Appellate Authority > If you did not get any reply or the reply is not satisfactory, you may Appeal to FAA u/s 19(1). Wait for 30 (45 for other reasons) + postal delay.
IC : Information Commission; CIC for central Govt/PSUs, SIC for State Govt/PSUs.> last step in the process, where you need to appeal u/s 19(3), within 90 days of decision of FAA.
U/s 18(1), you may Complain directly to CIC/SIC, where you did not get any reply from PIO/ got misleading/False/Incomplete Information. Also you may complain where PA doesn’t have any PIO or never displays/updates RTI information on it’s website.
The Act is in simple form. Just have a look to epitomize the sections.
You may download various Orders of Information Commissions, High Courts & Supreme Court.
R K Mishra