replying to Mr. Dubey.No form for first appeal is prescribed under central rules. Under many states rules form for first appeal is prescribed,normally titled : form B. It may be noted that the Act does not provide for any format.
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The first appeal to the Appellate Authority was routed through the PIO himself.Instead of forwarding the appeal to the Apellate Authority, the PIO himself further replied on the appeal.Is it correct on the part of PIO to reply instead of forwarding the appeal? what action is to be taken for this action of PIO?Whether a complaint u/s 18 will lie?
Since, it is a strange, therefore, some points are required to cleared out. Kindly made the following points clear:-
1. Had you mentioned anywhere in your letter that it is the first appeal?
2. To whom had you addressed your letter : AA or PIO?
If you had not mentioned that it was first appeal or the same was not addressed to the AA, then PIO must have treated it as a clarification and replied to you accordingly. If this was the case, the PIO was not at fault.