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  1. Inconsistencies in reply


    Our organisation has its head office and divisional offices located at different places. Some employees of the Head Office and some working with the divisional offices had taken recourse to RTI Act for soliciting certain information and submitted their queries separately. Now, in some of the common queries, different answers are received in reply , does it amount to inconsistency of information? If yes, what is the suggested course of action now?



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    Re: Inconsistencies in reply


    You can use either:

    1. First Appeal route to appeal against "incorrect" and "misleading" information as per Section 18(1)(e).
    2. File another RTI application, enclosing the contradictory replies received, to get information as to which is correct as per the department.


  3. Quote Originally Posted by ravidurairaj View Post
    Our organisation has its head office and divisional offices located at different places. Some employees of the Head Office and some working with the divisional offices had taken recourse to RTI Act for soliciting certain information and submitted their queries separately. Now, in some of the common queries, different answers are received in reply , does it amount to inconsistency of information? If yes, what is the suggested course of action now?

    Thanks a lot for the prompt guidance

    thanks a lot for the prompt reply

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    As per Section 18(1)(e), complaint only lies with CIC or SIC. However, as the complaint disposal at CIC may take longer time and that practically also it is better to first approach the 1st Appellate Authority, you may send your 1st Appeal with the inconsistencies as had been told to you by Karira to the 1st AA

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    Thank you for good suggestion . But in course of 1st appeal submitted to certain AAs , no reply is received even after 2-3 months and I had to submit the 2nd appeal or complaint to the SIC-- so we are forced to follow the lengthy process . Finally in 3 instances we received " incomplete, misleading and/or false information" , even after going through all the steps and unfortunately the SIC could not/ did not do any change of this type of activities of PIO/AA . What should be the proper steps to be followed to receive "specific, direct and correct " information from them and that too within the time limit ? One instance may be referred to. As per sub section 3 of section 6 , any information which is held by another public authority , the application should be transferred to the concerned PA. In this case , the application was sent by SAPIO to different PA, after 55 days of receiving the application (and after receiving the 1st appeal ) with a remark " Please bear with us" . As per 6(3) , this transfer should have been made "in no case later than five days from the date of receipt of the application". The most interesting point is that the concerned SPIO, sent back the application to the earlier SAPIO , mentioning that " the matter is related with the PA , where the application was submitted originally" . Mean time 75 days spent already . What should be the next step on the part of the unfortunate applicant ?

  6. Re: Inconsistencies in reply


    Dear Abhijit,
    I am not able to find any relation of your post with the issue raised originally by Ravidurairaj? May I request you not to eat up the other thread. You may of course raise another thread, which will help us keep things organized.

    Thank You!

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