I have a query:
(1) I submitted an RTI application to PIO of the Municipal Office at Patan (North Gujarat).
(2) When no reply was received for more than 30 days, I filled an RTI appeal with the First Appellate Authority of the same department.
(3) When no reply was received for more than 45 days, I preferred a second appeal to the SIC of Gujarat state at Gandhinagar.
(4) The Law Officer of SIC wrote to me that the first appeal should have been submitted to the Prant Officer's Office, and not to the Municipal Office, hence my second appeal is not recorded. I explained to him that, since no reply was received for the RTI Application I have filed first appeal with the First Appellate Authority of the same department and as per the RTI Act, the first appeal can be submitted to the higher authority in the same department.
As my second appeal is not recorded I seek your advice.
Thank you all in advance.
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