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If I do an RTI to get my answer sheet for review & RTI stays?

In your case, if you have not recieved any reply from PIO within 30 days of filing your application, then you may file a first appeal to First Appellate Authority within 30 days (calculated from the date of expiry of duration for PIO's reply to your RTI Application), which is provided under Section 19(1) of The Right to Information Act, 2005. The first appeal can be directly made to info commissioner, the addressing details of the application for the first appeal can be asked by the organisation you are filing your RTI (just call them) or google it. If you do not get the details of First Appellate Authority from above mentioned process, then you can pass your first appeal through Central Assistant Public Information Officer (CAPIO) OR State Assistant Public Information Commissioner (SAPIO), as provided under Section 5 (2) of the said act. CAPIO or SAPIO, as suited in your case, are bound to pass your application for first appeal to First Appellate Authority. Before you draft your first appeal against State Public Authorities, kindly go through respective States' first appeal procedures such as fee, format (if any). Also, you can get amount upto 25,000/-, which I don't want to delve into right now. So, file you first appeal and look toward its reply. For an effective mechanism, please apply for first appeal within time limits. Just for information, an individual can move to Consumer Court alongside, as the National Consumer Dispute Redressal Commission (NCDRC) upheld the Mysore District Consumer Forum and observed, the case would fall within the scope and ambit of Section 2 of Consumer Protection Act, which provides that service means service of any description which is made available to potential users, which include purveying of news or supplying of other information. You can further file second appeal too, but that is a later case. If there is anything more that I can help you with, kindly contact me via whatsapp - 8816840597.

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