It is not necessary for you to attend the hearing.
However, your chances of success during first appeal (or any appeal) increase dramatically if you appear in person. I would suggest, please attend and make a strong argument.
In general, if you are not satisfied with the information provided by the CPIO, it is better to file a first appeal. Under RTI, the application is to be filed with CPIO only and he is duty bound to respond to it.
So, someone has to build up a water tight case by categorising and putting a value to all elements and justify "substantially financed or controlled". No one has done that till now.
There is a old thread on the BCCI issue running here:
A good alternative (can be tried by someone) is to not ask for completion of service (ie provision of info) in the Consumer Fora. Just ask for compensation for deficiency of service. DCRDc Karur has given an order available here:
Karur DCRDC compensation on 05 Apr 2013 - Downloads - RTI INDIA-...
Downloads: A new file has been added by karira:
Karur DCRDC compensation on 05 Apr 2013
The Karur DCRDC has granted compensation to an RTI applicant for "deficiency of service". Order is dated 05 April 2013.
Full order is attached to this post.
Please follow the new Central RTI Rules strictly while submitting appeals to the CIC.
They have started following the rules strictly.
If you do not follow the rules, the second appeal is likely to be returned (after a considerable long gap of time) with any of the attached covering notes.
Why you wish to make it complex ?
You may make it like this:
List of files required against point no.xxxx and list of files ACTUALLY provided by the PA, it will suffice for the cause.
Your satisfaction is not the concern of PIO, it is advised that keep things simple, which may be...
A charitable trust is not directly under RTI.
However, you can get some information about the Trust by filing a RTI with the Charities Commissioner with whom the Trust is registered. It will be the Charities Commissioner of that state.
File a RTI with the PIO of UPSC and ask for certified copies of your evaluated answer sheet.
You can file a RTI application with the PIO of UPSC. Details of PIO will be available on the website of the UPSC, under the "RTI" link. Or simply call UPSC and ask "Who is the PIO in your office under...
Follow the same format as for a second appeal. Only difference will be that you title it as a "Complaint under Sec 18 of the RTI Act 2005".
Do not pray for getting information. Just pray for penalty top be imposed under Sec 20(1) of the RTI Act 2005. Please Read Sec 20 of the RTI Act carefully...
Two threads merged
The reply of the PIO is totally incorrect as per the RTI Act.
File a first appeal within 30 days of receiving the PIOs reply.
The grounds will be:
1. There is no provision in the RTI Act for the PIOO to ask for ID proof of applicant (unless he is BPL and claiming...
The FAA of the CIC is correct, although he has not been able to explain clearly.
Sec 19(1) simply means that every decision/order (or no decision) of the PIO can be appealed against to the FAA.
The "an" that you highlighted, simply means that one appeal for every order/decision (or no...
After the SC order re Sec 18 (in 2012), the Commission cannot order disclosure of information while disposing off complaints. It can only do so while disposing second appeals. (Probably that is why you are under the impression that Sec 18 was abolished - when no such thing has happened).
1. If he is in Defence, you can ask for inspection of his service record
2. Also check if he has a voter card. If yes, then check the website of the relevant State Election Commission (links available on the Election Commission of India website). Some of them display the Voter ID cards.
This is what it says about "Norms of functioning":
(iv) The norms set by the Commission for the discharge of its functions.
The Commission hears appeals and complaints generally on
first come basis....