Re: Is First Appeal Obligatory prior to Complaint under Section 18
The remedy provided u/s 18 is meant for different circumstances than the one u/s 19. An appeal is a process under which the earlier decision of a PIO is contested before his superior. Suppose no decision is forthcoming in respect of a petition, then how does one make an appeal? It has to be only by way of a complaint for non-receipt of a decision. It will be better to analyse and discuss these matters based on specific individual cases, rather than making a generalised sweeping approach over the superiority of one section of the Act over the other.
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