Time frame of 30 days is spelt in seeking information from PIO and 30days for appealing to AA ETC., ETC.,. But what about inspection of work, documents or records stipulated in Section 2(j)(i) of the RTIAct. The Act may imply that one can ask for inspection and the PIO or PA should be able to accommodate the request. But in reality, for all practical purposes the appellant apply in writtting seeking inspection of a specific documents seeking date, time and place of availability of the documents sought inspection. After all the PIO need some time to arrange it. But no time limit is laid down. But it is normally considered upto one week as a reasonable time . But what happens when the Puiblic Authority/PIO does not respond after receiving the application ? How many days one should wait before filing a complaint ? Does the appellent should go foir first and second appeals. The Act is silent on this issue. In fact I could not locate it.
I submitted one application requestiong for time , date and place of availability of inspecting file etc on 29th May, 2007. After forty five days, I submitted appeal to A.A. Subsequently 2nd appeal to the SIC was also placed. But all in vain . No response from any body.
The administration is very much in their favor, who finally retired , without any difficulty, whatsoever. Plenty of allegations to the Dept. concerned, to the MIC alongwith Secretary, number of allegations submitted to the Vigilance Commission. Few complaints both to state and Central Public grievance & Adm. Reforms Departments, but all in vain.
When allegations against that Officers was submitted to the Hon'ble Chief Minister . CM office forwarded it to the concerned Department. One "so called " enquiry was arranged and the officer was exonerated from all illegalities by the En. officer. One true enquery is needed regarding that concocted " enquiry " the sole objective of that enquiry was to save that out.
We are simply unable to chalk out our next course of action. Even inspection of file noting etc was not provided to us.We have not receive any " Message" /.direction from the Hon'ble SIC. Should I submit reminder to him ?
That fellow is nicely enjoying our helplessness.-Abhijeet
I would assume that the same 30 (or 35) days period applies to inspection also. Once application is submitted the inspection has to be allowed in 30 days time. The term "information" includes "inspection".