Re: It is nearly 70 days since I filed the first petition, and ten days since I filed the appeal. Still no reply
Originally Posted by paramkrish
Thanks for your quick reply.
I just have another 10days to draft the letter and send that across, while i m active to do it right away, i m curious to know the procedure if the first appeal is not sent within 60days. Is there a choice to send the letter to the first appeal authority even after 60days or not possible ?
Also, Is it possible to include few more questions pertaining to the same issue in the letter to be sent to the FAA or we can ask only for the reply to our earlier letter ?
1. The First Appeal has to be filed within 30 days of receiving the reply from the PIO or from the date when the reply was due.
2. If your First appeal is filed after the stipulated period, it is to the "discretion" of the First Appellate Authority whether to condone the delay. So, it is your luck.
3. You cannot ask for "additional" information at the First Appeal stage. This is because the First Appeal is made ONLY against the order/no reply of the CPIO. So, if the original application did not cover any matter, please do not add it in your First Appeal.
Only other option is to file another RTI Application.
Originally Posted by bbmurali_2000
I have one doubt. If RTI appkication is not given due respect by the offices, Is there any provision for taking it legally.
The flow is :
Application - First Appeal - Second Appeal
No legal route possible till the Second Appeal is over. Even after that, the only legal route is via a Writ Petition in the High Court and no other legal remedy is available.