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Hi All,


I have seen in case of many applications that PIO sends the reply by general post which sometime takes months to reach us .


I have noticed that in few cases i have recieved the reply after 4 months of actual date of sending the application and by than the response becomes useless .


Whats the actual rule and process for the same???

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Prasad GLN

1.PIO has to provide information within 30 days from date of receipt of his application.

2.Several states imposed the condition of self addressed envelope adequate postal stamps.

3.Normally even if ordinary post is made, it can not take more than 7 days as per citizen charter of Postal dept.,

4.There may be common mischief by PIOS to backdate the Information (most usual) and hence preserving cover and postal marks is important.

4.If a reply is not received within 40 days of sending the same is to file first appeal with grounds of "deemed denial" FAA may send the appeal for comments of PIO, and PIO may try to locate that RTI Application and submit information.

5.If no reply is received from 45 days from date of receipt from FAA ( 5 days appeal reaching time to FAA + maximum time for reply by FAA 45 days + 5 days from FAA to appellant), one has to file second appeal, and mark that copy to PIO. This is another way of reminding to PIO.

6.After second appeal, hearing may take place at IC from 12 to 18 months, and lethargic PIOs even fail to respond even after receiving notices from IC.

7.Appellant has to pray for penalty and punishment and forget about his part and it is ultimately Hon.IC that has to decide whether to penalise PIO or not. Normally Hon IC as a bureaucrat feels that PIO is already burdened with routine work and always IC's sympathies are with PIO and penalties are rare and receives great publicity on power of such IC, ignoring 99% of eligible cases that are not penalised.


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