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Hi B srinath,
WELCOME to RTI INDIA, the ocean of knowledge on RTI matters.
If you need information on the Policy of IR regarding the subject mater, file RTI u/s 6(1) of the Act to the PIO, attaching a fee (say IPO) of Rupees 10/-, asking a copy of the same.
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