Jump to content


  • entries
  • comments
  • views

Second appeal/Complaint to CIC:format



The Right to Information Act, 2005



Appeal/Complaint before



August Kranti Bhavan, Bhikaji Kama Place,

NEW DELHI 110066



Appeal / Complaint No. ________dated__________

[For office use only]



As I am aggrieved by decision/no decision of Central Public


Information Officer and/or First Appellate Authority, I hereby


file this appeal/complaint for your kind decision.


1. Details of appellant/complainant


1.1 Full Name:


1.2. Full Address:


1.3 Phone/Cell No.:


1.4 Email ID:


2. Details of CPIO:


2.1 Name/Designation:


2.2 Full Address:



2.3 Name of Public Authority:



3. Details of First Appellate Authority [FAA]:


3.1 Name/Designation of the FAA:



3.2 Full Address of FAA:




4. Dates of RTI application/first appeal:


4.1 To CPIO: ________ & mailed on: _________


4.2 To FAA: ________ & mailed on: _________


5. Particulars of Decisions:


5.1 Reference No & Date of CPIO’s Decision:


5.2 Reference No & Date of FAA’s Decision:


5.3 Date/s of personal hearing by FAA:



6. Dates of receipt of replies by appellant/complainant from:


6.1 CPIO:


6.2 FAA:



7. Details of information sought:






8. Brief facts of the case:



9. Reasons/grounds for this appeal / complaint:





10. Any other information in support of appeal/complaint:




11. Prayer/relief sought for:





12. Grounds for prayer/relief sought for:









13. Personal Presence at hearing: YES / NO



14. Declaration:


I hereby state that the information and particulars given above are true to the best of my knowledge and belief. I also declare that this matter is not previously filed with this commission nor is pending with any Court or tribunal or authority.





Place: Date: Signature of appellant/complainant


For prayers please visit



Recommended Comments

Guest rishraM


The format is too lengthy for a common man. And as soon need arises for a common man to approach a RTI activist or a lawyer the whole thing collapses.

We should insist on a simple hand written appeal with original application encl. Mere ref of the rejection by PIO/CPIO/APPELLATE auth should suffice. And only one copy should to CIC should be enough.

Link to comment


Now there is no more compulsory requirement of writing or typing Appeals before CIC or incurring postal expenses. You can do all this on-lline .

Link to comment
  • Moderators

Online system is still not working satisfactorily, as reported by some members. It is yet to stabilise.

Link to comment


I respectfully beg to differ with RishraM.


As far as I understand, the presented format is more of a guideline rather than a mandatory requirement . The form has been prescribed so that the Appellant does not miss out on any information which would be relevant for the purpose of taking a decision . It would also help the Commission - in most cases - to decide on the appeals without the need for calling the appellant from far off places .


And I also disagree that the Form is too lengthy or complicated . It is only summarising the dates and pleas taken in the Appeal .


And again, there is no insistence on the part of the Commission to send in a typed appeal . There cannot be any bar on sending handwritten appeals so long as the letters are clearly visible .


Finally, in case anyone is having difficulty in filing up the Form, please feel free to consult the Experts here who give their advice for free ( Thanks to them , I am on the fast track to becoming one myself !! ) .

Link to comment


This is for jps50 (J P Shah ? ) . Would you please be kind enough to give me specific instances of problems faced by people in filing RTI appeals on-line before CIC . What exactly is the nature of the problem ? Dead links ? System hangs ! Links do not open . Be sure that I would get this rectified in flat 7 working days , if I have specific details , who tried to file on-line, and at which stage he/she got held up ?

Link to comment


I will have a look at the indicated links and will revert asap.

Link to comment
Add a comment...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use & Privacy Policy