Is Personal Hearing of Appellant mandatory in First Appeal under RTI?

Is Personal Hearing of Appellant mandatory in First Appeal under RTI?In case we do not receive the decision of the Central Public Information Officer (CPIO) or the State Public Information Officer (SPIO), as the case may be, within the time specified, or are aggrieved at the decision of the CPIO or SPIO, we may submit first appeal to the First Appellate Authority (FAA) in the concerned public authority within thirty days from the expiry of such period or from the receipt of such a decision. First Appeal is important opportunity for applicant to get the information by making personal presence and justifying his demand for information. However, after receiving First Appeal, many a times FAA passes orders without hearing or sending hearing notice to the appellant, causing the appellant to loose opportunity to justify himself. Hence the question “is Personal Hearing of Appellant mandatory in First Appeal under RTI?”.
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RTI Rules: Central and State Information Commission

When you want to submit request for information under RTI Act, 2005, you must be aware of two things: RTI Act, 2005, and RTI Rules of Central or State Information Commission, as the case may be.

RTI Rules: Central and State Information Commission

There are no common RTI Rules for both Central and State Information Commission. Every state has its own RTI rule. Thus, before submitting RTI Application, Appeal, or Complaint, you must know the specific RTI Rules.

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Indian Postal Order Online: How to buy e-IPO in India

Step by Step procedure to get Indian Postal Order OnlineIndian Postal Order (IPO) is the most popular means to pay fees for filing RTI Applications. Till few months ago, IPO was available only at few branches of post offices. It has been a common problem of many of us to get IPO from post office either because of non-availability of IPO at post office or because of location of post office at far distance. Government of India understood this problem of citizen, and launched online facility to get electronic IPO (e-IPO). Now we can get Indian Postal Order Online anytime. Step by step procedure to get Indian Postal Order online has been explained below.

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RTI Form: Sample RTI Format in English

RTI Form: Sample RTI Format in EnglishMany people do not know what should be format for various RTI Form. Right to Information Act, 2005 do not provide any specific format for RTI Request. RTI Rules of Central Government and various State Government specify the Format and Fees for RTI Applications, Appeals, and Complaints. Though RTI Rules of Central Government do not provide any specific Fees and Format for Complaint under section 18, it provide specific format for Second Appeal under section 19. While RTI Rules of few State Government provide specific Fees and Format for RTI Request, Appeals, and Complaint, RTI Rules of others do not. In this article, I will provide format for various RTI Form that you can use as reference.
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