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First Appeal


First Appeal:

The first Appeal is the statutory remedy available to the RTI Applicant when there is no response from the Public Information Officer within the stipulated time limit or the decision of PIO is not satisfactory or the PIO offered/supplied incorrect/misleading information or demanded exorbitant further fee etc. The First Appeal is required to be filed under Section 19(1) of RTI Act.

Who can file the First Appeal?

A person who submitted an RTI Application and aggrieved by no response or unsatisfactory reply or incorrect information

Third Party or parties whom the information sought relates to or has been supplied and treated as Confidential.

Documents to be attached to the first appeal:-(All copies of documents should be self-attested by the customer)

Self-attested photocopy of RTI Application

Self-attested copy of PIO’s reply (if any)

Any other document(s) supporting the grounds and pleadings in appeal

Self-attestedmeans, at the bottom of the photocopy, write ‘Attested’ and below that put full signature.

Situations for filing First Appeals and prescribed Time Limits:

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Situations for filing First Appeal

Time limit for filing the First Appeal

01

PIO did not respond within 30 days from receipt of RTI Application in his office.

After 30 (+7 days for postal transit time) but within 60 days from the date of receipt of RTI Application at PIO’s Office.

02

RTI Application submitted through API but PIO did not respond within 30 days from receipt of RTI Application in PIO’s office.

After 35 (+7 days for postal transit time) but within 60 days from the date of receipt of RTI Application at PIO’s Office.

03

RTI Application transferred by the original public authority to another public authority (PIO) but transferee PIO did not respond within 30 days from receipt of Application.

After 30 (+7 days for postal transit time) but within 60 days from the date of receipt of RTI Application at transferee PIO’s Office.

04

PIO issued the notice to the third party under section-11(1), but not decided the application within 40 days from receipt of application at his office.

After 40 (+7 days for postal transit time) but within 70 days from the date of receipt of RTI Application at PIO’s Office.

05

PIO's decision under Section-11(3)

Within 30 days from the date of receipt of PIO’s decision.

06

PIO responded but Applicant is not satisfied with the decision of PIO or fee demanded is exorbitant or incorrect, incomplete information is supplied etc.

Within 30 days from the date of receipt of the decision of PIO by Applicant.