I applied to the PIO for some information about roads in my area.
I had to go 3 times to the PA to find out who is the PIO since there was no board in their premises and no one was willing to even accept the RTI Application till "bada saheb" had a "dekho" at it.
So, for good measure, I filed a total of 3 applications with the PIO:
- About Roads
- About Name board of PIO
- About implementation of Sec 4
No replies from PIO within 30 days.
First Appeal filed with the FAA after expiry of 30 days.
FAA ordered hearing and sent me notice.
Hearing was held.
Now 45 days are over after filing First Appeal and FAA has still not passed any order...spoken or written, and I have not received any information from PIO.
I have readied my Second Appeal to the CIC but the problem is that since the last few days, I am frequently seeing at least 4 to 5 orders daily of the CIC "remanding" the matter back to the FAA, EVEN THOUGH the applicant has exhausted the First Appeal. The words being used are:
Because the 1st appellate authority has not addressed
the question of appellant, which is of direct concern to his public authority and
because appellant has pleaded no ground for making a direct complaint to us u/s
18 (1) (e), the Commission has decided to remand this appeal to.......
How to draft the First Appeal so that CIC does not revert the matter back to the FAA once again.
I do not want to "complain" to CIC under Sec 18' since invariably CIC is sending the matter back asking applicant to exhaust the procedure under Sec 19(1) first.