@Sudhir Kumar--Agreed. but these denials may not deter applicants going for the first appeal and then for the second appeal.
Mere denial of information stating that exemption under Sec. 8 (1) is not proper, and as held in umpteen decisions the PIO must state as to what way the providing of such information impedes the investigation is more important.
It is absolutely true to state that once it is uploaded the SPIO is not the custodian of that information, in view of this applicant must seek certified copy as this is one form of information that can not be accessed from websites, and PIO is bound to provide information in the form it was solicited.
The query was Can he file the FIRST APPEAL against it:
The simple reply is: YES.
Every citizen is entitled as a right to go for the first appeal and second appeal and there is no bar for the laid down process/rights under the RTI Act. and appeals are prescribed ways of getting information if there is a denial.(Without justification denial has to be treated as malafide)