There is no common RTI Second Appeal Format for Central as well as State Information Commissions. Before submitting second appeal you may check the RTI Appeal Procedure for corresponding States. However, I have provided below the sample RTI Second Appeal Format in English for Central Information Commission. You may use same RTI Second Appeal Format in English as reference to draft the second appeal before State Information Commissions that do not provide any specific format. While writing Second Appeal before State Information Commission, you may replace Central Information Commission and its Address with State Information Commission and its address, and CPIO with SPIO.
Second Appeal under RTI is the highest Appeal under RTI Act, 2005. To get effective result from Second Appeal, you should understand various provisions of RTI Act pertaining to Second Appeal. Let me explain important provisions of RTI Act that you need to know to understand Second Appeal under RTI.
If we do not get information under RTI Act within specified time time, we may submit First Appeal within specified time period. The RTI First Appeal Time Limit is specified under section 19 of the RTI Act. Under Section 19(1) of the RTI Act, 2005, a citizen who either has not received reply from PIO within time period specified under section 7(1) of the RTI Act, explained above, or is aggrieved at the reply of PIO may within thirty days from the expiry of such period or from the receipt of such a decision prefer an appeal to such officer who is senior in rank to the PIO in each public authority.
Let me explain RTI First Appeal Time Limit for various cases with examples:
You can submit First Appeal before First Appellate Authority under Section 19(1), if you are an applicant, and under 19(2), if you are a third party, of the RTI Act. Many of us do not know how to draft First Appeal. For them, I have provided below RTI First Appeal Format in English. RTI Act doesn’t provide any specific format for First Appeal before Central Public Authority. Thus, you can use the below RTI First Appeal Format in English. However, few State Governments have provided specific format for First Appeal. In that case, you shall use the prescribed First Appeal Format. For all other State Governments you may use the RTI First Appeal Format in English provided in this article.