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nk agarwal

Time limit for Complaint

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(1)Is there any time limit where a complaint can be filed?

*2)Can a complaint be filed without filing the 1st appeal?

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1.RTI Act has not stipulated any time limit for filing complaints and the rules state "Complaint should be filed within reasonable period", what is reasonable has to be decided by IC. and in the forum, so far no one has complained about rejection of complaints by IC.

2.Please go through Sec.18, First appeal is not required for making complaint.

(Remember that a complainant is not entitled for information from PIO, he can only pray for penalty against PIO and which is once again the discretion of IC, and in less than .5% of complaints, IC has decided to levy the penalty.

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