Send your First Appeal to Public Information officer with request to forward the Same to the Appropriate First appellate Authority.
This procedure can be also be applied to the submit the 2nd Appeals.
CPIO/SPIO will do the needful.
AS such u/s 5(2) SAPIO/CAPIO are required to receive appeals & forward the same.
And u/s 2(c) and u/s 2(m) there's not much diference between CPIO/CPIO
I am quoting the relevant portions for your reference.
2.(c) / (m): "C/SPIO" means the C/SPIO designated under sub-section (1) and includes a C/SAPIO Officer designated as such under sub-section (2) of section 5;.
N.B. I have merged both sections. So read accordingly.
5.(2) "to receive the applications for information or appeals under this Act for forwarding the same forthwith to the CPIO or the SPIO or senior officer specified under sub-section (1) of section 19 or the Central Information Commission or the State Information Commission, as the case may be"
There are many decisions of SIC's and CIC's where appellants or respondents have cited decisions of one to the other and vice versa. In most of the cases, the CXIC or SIC has heard the appellant and also taken a view as to whether the facts of the case and the decision arrived at are applicable to the matter on hand.
However, the decisions of one are not binding on the other.
The RTI Act, 2005 is based on the federal principle and the Commission
should not overlook this principle in our functioning. The RTI Act has provided
for establishment of CIC at the Central or Union level and State Information
Commissions at State level. These have been set up by the Union Government
and State Governments respectively. Further the Union and the State
Governments have been authorized to frame rules etc. for the Commissions set
up by them. These rules may be framed according to the needs and
requirements of the respective governments and need not be uniform. Further,
there is no provision for any appeal from the orders/decisions of State
Commissions to Central Information Commission and decisions of CIC may not
be binding on State Information Commissions; at best they may be only of
Appellant has cited decisions of other State Government
Commissions in this regard. Since the issue raised impinges on a number of
decisions announced by this Commission in several cases and similar cases
before State Information Commissions, the matter is referred to the full bench of
the Commission for a final decision on the complaint of Shri Rakesh Kumar