A perusal of Section 20 of the Act shows that it makes a provision to impose penalty either on Central Public Information Officer or the State Public Information Officer. However, there is no provision to initiate a departmental inquiry against the First Appellate Authority as per the Section 20 of the Act.
Is it possible to ask the C.P.I.O. to appoint an alternate or different FAA for filing the first appeal. Kindly see the attachments of post http://www.rtiindia.org/forum/5707-electronic-means-right-information-application.html
In this case the FAA is himself involved in the case and has made unauthorized correspondence. As per section 19(1) the appeal can be laid before an officer senior in rank. Also it makes no sense in filing an appeal before a person who is himself involved in the act of denying me information.