I could not find the relevant details in the clause of the link of the Act? Can you kindly check that?
If the Act do not define, the decisions does. There are no clear mention in the Act regarding this issue and is left for interpretation and here come the role of CIC. According to one of the departmental circulation, it was mentioned that the post is ubiquitous and whole responsibility lies with the Officer once designated as CPIO.
However, I fail to agree with this, and thus the question to you! I would rather tend to agree to what you said about making CPIO. I am still to interpret who and how the transfer can be effected in CPIO absence, as in my case the Secretary Posts had made the CPIO's.
Is he to nominate, or as you said can be done by General administrative procedure by the next senior Authority.