My IT refund for A.Y. 2005-06 is pending. Despite several follow ups I am not able to get information. Every time I go there I am told it will take 15 days. The story is being repeated from last 10 months. I want to file an application unde RTI. Can anybody tell me how should I file the same. and where. I filed my return in Mumbai at Bandra Kurla Complex.
But the same problem I am not able to locate the address of the CPIO of Bandra Kurla Complex in Mumbai where I filed my salary return. Do I need to go to Bandra Kurla Complex .Also I want to know do I need to go there personally to file the application or can I sned it by post.
I think you did not read the full post and the links given therein.
For your benefit I reproduce here below:
Your Income Tax Officer of your WARD/Circle or Assessing Officer is the PIO.
This is the same ward/circle where you filed your IT returns in Bangalore for 04-05 and 05-06.
You can file your RTI Application to check your refund status with that particular ITO.
Application fee for Rs 10/- can be paid by Indian Postal Order (IPO) available at any Post Office. Just leave the "pay to" line blank, cross the IPO and sedn it with your application to the PIO with the comment:
"Enclosed is a IPO for Rs 10.00 , IPO Nr......dtd.........issued by PO:.................. towards application fee for this RTI Application. Kindly fill in the "Pay to" field at your end since I cannot find any information on your website as to in who's name should this be".
They realised that a majority of RTI applications coming to them are for IT refunds.
So quietly, they have designated ALL assessing officers as the CPIO.
If he does not approve refund, he answers the RTI application, he gets fined !
Simple solution like the hindi saying "Jiski karni usiko bharni" or something to that effect.
Your CPIO is the same as your assessing officer of your ward / circle.
The list you refer to on the website has not been updated.
Thanks Karira,even when preparing my post yesterday I had apprehension about dated tel no. and names/appointments,but was reasonably confident about address as well as a commissioner of income tax sitting there.As for dated web sites ,its an old trick with most of govt depts ,so that these worthy souls aren't disturbed from their slumber.But there are N number of ways to hound them,only one requires initiative , patience and tremendous perseverence.